Category Archives: 2020 Tokyo Olympics

J.League looks ahead with 100-year vision

J.League looks ahead with 100-year vision

The Japan Professional Football League (J.League) has an ambitious goal and a 100-year vision – to build a richer sporting environment for Japan by nurturing a new sporting culture rooted…

Japan places third overall in Asian Games medal count

Japan places third overall in Asian Games medal count

INCHEON, SOUTH KOREA – Japan wrapped up the 17th Asian Games on Saturday, falling well shy of its target of second place in the first international multi-sports tournament since winning…

Hagino stars but China rule the pool at Asian Games

Hagino stars but China rule the pool at Asian Games

Hagino stars but China rule the pool at Asian Games INCHEON — Japan’s Kosuke Hagino won his fourth swimming gold but China ruled the pool as they shot out to…

Tokyo’s Haneda Airport becomes fourth airport in the world to be awarded coveted 5-Star rating

Tokyo’s Haneda Airport becomes fourth airport in the world to be awarded coveted 5-Star rating

Tokyo’s Haneda Airport becomes fourth airport in the world to be awarded coveted 5-Star rating If you’ve ever visited Japan, chances are pretty high that you’ve been through Narita International…

Japanese national anthem delights foreigners, Japanese commenters have no idea why

Japanese national anthem delights foreigners, Japanese commenters have no idea why

Japanese national anthem delights foreigners, Japanese commenters have no idea why Depending on your travel and Olympic games viewing habits, you may not get the chance to hear national anthems that…

Six cool sightseeing spots off the beaten track in Japan

Six cool sightseeing spots off the beaten track in Japan

  Six cool sightseeing spots off the beaten track in Japan TOKYO — For most, a trip to Japan usually involves hitting as many of the big sights as possible….

“Are… they OK?” Japan National Soccer Team practice video goes viral for their crappy performance

“Are… they OK?” Japan National Soccer Team practice video goes viral for their crappy performance

“Are… they OK?” Japan National Soccer Team practice video goes viral for their crappy performance         With Japan’s early defeat in the last FIFA World Cup finals,…

“No ball games” & “No practicing comedy routines”: City Parks in Japan let you do less and less

“No ball games” & “No practicing comedy routines”: City Parks in Japan let you do less and less

  If you’re like me and enjoy riding a bike while smoking a cigar, kicking a soccer ball around, with a group of friends and your dog while also shooting…

Tax-free shopping gets a boost

Tax-free shopping gets a boost

  Tax-free shopping gets a boost TOKYO — The Japan Shopping Tourism Organization (JSTO) has announced that starting Oct 1, 2014, Japan will be expanding the tax exemption benefits allotted…

Nearly 50 years on, Bradley recalls 1964 Tokyo Games

Nearly 50 years on, Bradley recalls 1964 Tokyo Games

  Nearly 50 years on, Bradley recalls 1964 Tokyo Games As Bill Bradley remembers an unforgettable time in a life filled with extraordinary accomplishments, national pride as a collective experience…