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SportsLook is a new website focused on highlighting major sports stories in Japan and connected to the country from around the world.

Launched by JAPAN Forward, a English language website conveying news and analysis from Japan since 2017, SportsLook aims to expand the depth of our coverage with unique insights that capture the pulse of the sporting scene.

The diversity of Japanese sports and athletes we cover is represented, for example, in our stories on Shohei Ohtani, Yuzuru Hanyu, Rui Hachimura, Hinako Shibuno, Naomi Osaka, Kojiro Shiraishi, Christophe Lemaire, and Takuma Sato.

Veteran journalist Ed Odeven, sports editor at JAPAN Forward, is leading a team of writers and contributors to build  SportsLook from the ground up. Though we may not publish the same volume of sports stories as other websites, the mission is quality above all.

Contributing writers include Ice Time columnist Jack Gallagher and Jim Armstrong, along with guest columns from sports figures and commentators.

News and notes from Nippon Professional Baseball, the J.League, the B.League and other domestic sports circuits appear regularly in our coverage.

For more information about JAPAN Forward, click on this link.