Category Archives: Sport

TF Flashback: Seoul Olympic Stadium (2006)

Research and preparation before any overseas trip is something I have long done but it hasn’t always been that way. My first overseas trip whilst based in Japan was to South Korea in the early days of January 2006. Along … Continue reading

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The A-Z Of Tokyo Fox Celebrating 15 Years of Blogging (Part 1)

  15 years of Tokyo Fox! Who’d have thought that would happen?! Not I! It began in February 2006 as a fun pun-based place to keep an online journal to let friends and family back home know what things were … Continue reading

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Reignite Your Passion For The Olympics At This Tokyo Museum (Before The Games Are Probably Cancelled!)

  If you think I’m writing about this museum before the Olympics get cancelled (and people consequently lose all interest in this place!) then you’re absolutely right! I’ve wanted to visit this place, located across from the New National Stadium, … Continue reading

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TF Top 20……Tokyo Fox Hits Of 2020

  So 2021 has only just begun and already Tokyo Fox is looking back!! For about a decade now there have been exactly ten new posts on here each and every month and these are the twenty from 2020 which got the … Continue reading

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The “Other” Olympic Museum In Tokyo

The all-new Tokyo Olympic Museum opened in mid-September last year and is located across the road from the Japan National Stadium (Kokuritsu kyōgijō) which hosted it’s inaugural sporting event – the 2019 Emperor’s Cup final – on January 1st this … Continue reading

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What Watching Football In Japan Is Like Now

Between late February and 4th July 2020 there was no football in Japan. The authorities were actually very quick to shut down the leagues after the Covid_19 outbreak but maybe a bit slow to get things restarted as other leagues … Continue reading

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My “Pele Played In Japan” Article Was In Japan’s #1 English Language Football Magazine!

This article was originally written in early 2019 for J-Soccer Magazine but due to a lack of issues last year it didn’t appear in Japan’s number one English language football publication until a few months ago. Since it’s release, a … Continue reading

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TF Flashback – When The Ireland Rugby Team Played In Tokyo For The First Time (2005)

Last year’s Rugby World Cup in Japan saw the hosts become the first Asian team to qualify for the knock-out rounds. After an expected opening win against Russia they then produced the shock of Shizuoka as they stunned Ireland. Samoa … Continue reading

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TF Flashback – My J-League Beginnings (2004)

The J-League first caught my attention at it’s foundation in 1992 when former Leicester favourite Gary Lineker announced he’d be leaving Spurs to play in Japan. For over a decade the only Japanese team I’d heard of were Nagoya Grampus … Continue reading

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Return To J1 Football Team’s Forgotten Secondary Stadium

On the back of a hugely successful Rugby World Cup 2019, there was a lot of anticipation about this year’s Top League which began in January. Until the Corona Virus hit, I was planning on going to see some games … Continue reading

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