sports

Attending Japanese women’s pro wrestling live for the first time ever–and having an absolute blast

We went home major fans–and that’s without having any prior knowledge!

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Yakuza members arrested for going to baseball game

Take me out at the ballgame.

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Pikachu helmets are coming to Japanese pro baseball team’s uniforms【Photos】

Yokohama adds some Pokémon style to their batting helmets and caps.

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Fukuoka pro-baseball team sells beer cups made from bats used by players

Buy me some peanuts and cracked-bat-cups…♪

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Our wacko boss tries making his own baseball practice equipment using only 100-yen shop products

And one hapless colleague was dragged into helping. 

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World’s most elegant kickball game held at Kyoto’s Imperial Palace【Video】

Kickball the Heian way.

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Former women’s world boxing champion confronts molester on bus in Japan

Kumiko Shisa Ikehara couldn’t let him get away with it.

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Japan’s ramen is too cheap, restaurants should raise their prices, famous soccer player says

Sports star feels almost tripling the price of ramen would be acceptable.

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Kimono snowboarder captivates Internet with awesome Coming of Age Day video【Video】

Kyoto college student shows us how awesome furisode look on the ski slopes.

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Our expert analysis on Japan’s World Cup progress

“Kick” is our middle name.

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Buying Japanese concert tickets may get even harder for foreign tourists with new government plan

Digital agency wants to link sports and concert ticket purchases to resident-only government-issued ID card.

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Japanese World Cup team’s manners awesome as usual, locker room pics after unexpected win show

Japanese fans at stadium continue their considerate tradition too.

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How do you explain Japan’s historic World Cup win against Germany to the common man?

Japan beating Germany 2-1 was pretty incredible, and we explain just how so using Dragon Ball, women’s wrestling and… monetary measures?

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Sports-playing Japanese junior high students at an all-time low, survey finds

Expert says it’s high time to revise the system.

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This Tokyo event is like a real-world Dragon Ball World Martial Arts Tournament

We half-expected Goku to show up midway through!

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Amahiko Sato becomes first pro shogi player in history to lose game for not wearing face mask

Maybe this was his plan all along and he’s playing 3-D shogi.

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How Japan helped Ben Verlander meet his favorite player Shohei Ohtani [Interview]

Ohtani’s pull is so huge that even his most outspoken fan in the U.S. finds fame in Japan.

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The All Japan Club Association hopes wooden club makes long-awaited comeback

Clubs aren’t just for cavemen and goblins anymore!

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Can you enjoy a day at Tokyo’s Kokugikan sumo stadium if you know nothing about the sport?【Pics】

Our sumo beginner gets a lesson from a kimono-clad veteran.

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Yuzuru Hanyu launches own YouTube channel, fans flock to subscribe

He totally landed that debut video.

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