soccer

Japanese freestyle soccer maestro drops jaws with mind-blowing juggling skills in New York

And a joyful, positive attitude to inspire the world.

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Anime star Captain Tsubasa takes over Tokyo train station, turns ticket gate into soccer field

Beloved anime about the beautiful game inspires awesome station.

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Women’s high school soccer team wins Mie Prefecture championship with only 70 percent of a team

You’d probably have expected their 8-on-11 matches to be bloodbaths, and they were

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Keisuke Honda apologises for English mistake at press conference 【Video】

The Japanese soccer star shows how a tiny error in grammar and pronunciation can become an embarrassing moment for English learners.

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Japanese soccer team receives worldwide praise for behavior at Asian Cup

Japan may have lost the match, but they got brownie points for something not related to athletic skill.

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The Japanese language has a special honorific suffix just for talking to athletes

Soccer star wants more fans to mind their manners and remember to use it.

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Japan’s Samurai Blue soccer team sends autographed jerseys to survivors of Thai cave ordeal

The spirit of sport connects us all.

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ASICS challenges public to beat two Japanese professional soccer players at their own game

Take on this 2 on 2 dribble battle with the pros and earn some cash while you’re at it.

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Japanese man tries to high five stranger on street, gets struck in the face twice instead

Arguably more tragic than being left hanging.

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Osaka reminds everyone not to go jump off a bridge during World Cup, don’t jump on it either

Yes, even during the World Cup.

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Mr. Sato watched the Japan vs. Colombia game in a Colombian bar, thinks he made a new friend

It was a night full of unexpected developments!

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Senegalese soccer team’s dance moves go perfectly with Japanese idol music, fan discovers【Videos】

As Senegal’s players shine on the field, famous anime anthem asks if their hearts are shining too.

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Anime at the World Cup — Fans bond after Japan-Senegal match by singing One Piece theme【Video】

”You wanna be my friend?” the songs asks, and the answer seems to be “Yes!”

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Now even countries that aren’t playing against Japan are cleaning their stadiums at the World Cup

Movement started by Japanese soccer fans spreads beyond Japanese team’s opponents and group, could be changing the face of sports fandom.

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Netizen’s dare lands him in a tough spot after Japan’s unexpected soccer victory over Colombia

Think twice before issuing challenges, especially if it involves cycling over 584 miles from Tokyo to Yamaguchi Prefecture.

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Bitter Colombian soccer fan tries to insult Japan, Japanese fans respond with kindness, and memes

You can’t faze these Japanese netizens.

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Pet rabbit celebrates Japan’s World Cup victory by humping Pokémon’s Charmander【Video】

Sudden exuberance following soccer win draws praise for vigor and speed.

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Japanese soccer fans’ awesome manners are spreading to another country at World Cup

Following victory by Japan, Colombian fans take part in a Japanese tradition.

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Tokyo’s Shibuya goes crazy as soccer fans celebrate Japan’s historic World Cup victory【Videos】

Shibuya’s Scramble Crossing never misses a chance to party, but the massive seas of humanity had an extra-special reason this time.

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Kyoto yakiniku restaurants offer up blue meat and drinks for Japan’s World Cup fever

Has World Cup madness gone too far for the Samurai Blue?

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