Category Archives: Sport

Return To Sendai…But This Time To See A Live Match & Not Just The Stadium!

On my first trip to Sendai a few years ago I actually went to check out the Yurtec Stadium early morning whilst my wife had a lie-in. I vowed that I’d return one day to actually see a game featuring … Continue reading

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An English Team Playing A Friendly In Japan! It’s Been A While…

  Back in the first half of the 2000’s, top English and European teams would seemingly come quite often to Japan to play some pre-season friendlies but then they dried up as the likes of America, China or even Australia … Continue reading

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Watching J-League Football On A Very Rainy Night Up In Yamagata

  The rainy season in Japan is well underway and for many people it can be a frustrating time with constant wet conditions for weeks on end. Certainly not ideal for watching or playing football, especially when many grounds in … Continue reading

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A Football Stadium Amidst Stunning Surroundings? I Give You FC Gifu!

Since 2015 I have always attended at least one football match in the Golden Week holiday in Japan. Previous grounds have included Sanfrecce Hiroshima, Vi$$el Kobe,Shimizu S-Pulse, Fujieda MYFC and Gamba Osaka. Just because of my occasional Twitter interaction with a … Continue reading

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Sunwolves Take Wind Out Of The Hurricanes (In The First Half!)

With the ninth Rugby World Cup on the horizon, it’s a big year for the sport in Japan this year as the country plays host. It’s the first time it’s been held outside of the traditional rugby hotbeds and so … Continue reading

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Australia 2019 Pt VI: At One Of The World’s Most Famous Cricket Grounds But For A Different Ball Game

  One of the first things I did on my arrival in Melbourne back in 2001 was visit the iconic MCG (Melbourne Cricket Ground) for a tour of the ground and the various museums within it. Live cricket followed the … Continue reading

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Australia 2019 Pt II: Watching A Lot Of The F1 Australian Grand Prix On TV Despite Actually Being There!

The best place to view any Formula One race in my opinion is watching it on TV in your living room. This is exactly what I did between the late 1980’s and early 2000’s when the idea of actually going … Continue reading

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