sports

“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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Japanese baseball teen refuses walk after getting hit by pitch, follows up with home run【Video】

Blames self for bean ball in Japan’s most competitive high school sports tournament.

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Olympic medals and torch display held in Tokyo for a very limited time

Mr. Sato gets closer to Olympic gold than he ever dreamed possible.

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Go Hatori turns his small Japanese apartment into a batting cage for only 500 yen

No foul play with this DIY experiment, just cheap fun.

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Angry baseball fan in Japan uses his own son as a weapon to attack opposing team’s fan【Video】

Ever been so angry you felt the need to smack someone else with your own kid? No? Then you’re a calmer parent than this guy.

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Japanese artists anthropomorphise national flags into samurai characters for 2020 Tokyo Olympics

See what your country and national flag look like as a samurai warrior!

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Figure skater Evgenia Medvedeva receives hate mail in Japan, fans respond with viral hashtag

Japanese fans come out in force to show their love for the anime-loving skating star.

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Tokyo Olympics WILL allow you to share photos you take at the Games on social media

Official assures us that posting pics from the Games is A-OK, and clarifies what you’re not allowed to share online.

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Tokyo Olympics bans fans from posting videos of the Games on their social media accounts

Your medal-worthy Olympic venue videos will have to stay within the confines of your phone, say organizers of 2020 Olympics.

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Applications for the ticket lottery for Tokyo 2020 Olympics matches and ceremonies are now open!

If you plan to attend, get your application in before May 29!

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Japanese cities warned not to run out of beer for foreign visitors during Rugby World Cup

Beer shortages could damage host cities reputation on international social media, organizers worry.

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Fukuoka man arrested for stealing used tennis rackets because he liked their smell

Theft of sporting goods may have been a crime of passion.

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Ichiro turns down award from Japan’s Prime Minister for the third time

International baseball legend says there’ll be time to be honored at the end of his life.

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Godzilla appears at press conference in Japan to announce partnership with national judo team

”I was startled by the size of Godzilla’s thighs,” says Olympic coach as team officially adopts Godzilla Japan nickname.

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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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Tokyo governor criticized for “unbelievable” rudeness of putting hands in pockets during ceremony

With midwinter-level cold and rain at the outdoor Tokyo Marathon awards ceremony, Yuriko Koike wanted to warm her hands, but started a firestorm.

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