sports

Welsh rugby team wins over the heart of Japanese mom, receives sweet handwritten note from her

Nothing declares a fan’s love better than a heartfelt message.

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Japan exits Rugby World Cup, captain Michael Leitch wins with his +64 Cafe in Tokyo

Japanese fans visit the rugby player’s cafe in team jerseys for “the best breakfast in Tokyo“.

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Uruguay rugby players accused of smashing up restaurant, injuring employee in Japan

Players helped themselves to unordered booze following World Cup elimination and caused more than four million yen (US$37,000) in damage, owner says.

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Tokyo loses 2020 Olympic marathon as IOC shifts race to another part of Japan

Heat and humidity in the capital judged risks to athletes’ safety and performance, so another Japanese city with an Olympic past will play host.

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Canon shows off video-game-like replay tech for real games of Rugby World Cup in Japan

Ca-non sports: It’s in the game.

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Rugby World Cup: Captain Michael Leitch melts hearts with the reason why he plays for Japan

Kindness at the time of a family tragedy leads Leitch to pledge his allegiance to the Japanese team as a teenager.

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Man in China says he likes Pokémon’s Team Rocket on social media, company makes him issue apology

Post expressing love for Jessie, James, and Meowth deemed “inappropriate content that adversely affects society.”

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Do some Japanese parents think of their kids like fighting Pokémon? Twitter wonders

Could there be a sinister reason some parents show up for their kids’ school sports festivals?

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Canadian rugby team volunteers in typhoon-struck Japan following cancellation of World Cup match

Typhoon Hagibis brought Team Canada’s World Cup campaign to an early finish, but the kindhearted athletes still had one more thing to do in Japan.

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Naomi Osaka chooses Japanese citizenship over U.S., hopes to represent Japan at Tokyo Olympics

Tennis star says “playing for the pride of the nation will be a very emotional experience.”

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Rugby World Cup fans slammed for singing anthems, forming human pyramids on Japanese trains

Foreign tourists ignore requests by rail operators to watch their manners on trains in Japan. 

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Rugby World Cup: Ireland fans sing for Japan outside convenience store after defeat

They may have lost the match, but their sportsmanship won them fans around the country.

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Japan fans call Rugby World Cup player Luke Thompson “kawaii” for the way he speaks Japanese

An unlikely cute icon emerges from left field.

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Rugby World Cup 2019: Team Canada jumps off bus in yukata kimono…dressed like the dead

Embarrassing fashion faux pas has these players dressed in the same way that Japanese people dress dead bodies.

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Rugby World Cup fans perform lineout on floor of a Japanese train

People in Japan now concerned over what might happen on public transport during the Tokyo Olympics

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“You are the dream” — Keisuke Honda lifts Cambodia’s soccer team’s spirits after loss

Japanese Internet users commend their national soccer star for words of encouragement during a bitter moment.

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Crazy huge crowd of otaku, rockers, and sports fans forms at Japanese train station【Photos】

Trio of events end at the same time, sending three huge fanbases to the same station.

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Naomi Osaka brings kindness and tears to stunning sportsmanship display at US Open

Tells rising star it’s OK to cry, and does plenty of it herself.

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Nissan develops golf ball that automatically finds the hole every time

A fun demo of their newest driving assist technology, ProPilot 2.0.

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Cool advertisement for baseball girls mobile game in Shinjuku Station drawn using actual mud

You can’t play baseball if you’re afraid of getting dirty.

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