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Welcome to SportsLook, where we shine the spotlight on Japanese sports stories!

Launched in 2021, we are dedicated to providing story-focused coverage, entertaining original columns and first-hand reporting, and easy to understand Japanese cultural elements in fact-based analysis, all coupled with unique insights that capture the pulse of the sporting scene.

We believe that every sports story deserves to be highlighted and we're committed to bringing you the latest news, insights, and analysis on the top events, teams, and athletes in the world of Japanese sports.

Prioritizing quality journalism, we strive to bring you the most comprehensive coverage of Japanese sports. Our team of experienced journalists and sports enthusiasts are passionate about sports and dedicated to providing you with a unique perspective on the Japanese sports scene.

Whether you're a die-hard sports fan or just starting to discover the exciting Japanese sports scene, we've got you covered. Join us on this exciting journey as we shine the spotlight on Japanese sports stories.

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SportsLook Focus Areas

Story-focused reporting of top events, teams and athletes

We believe that every sports story is unique and deserves to be told. We bring you in-depth coverage of the top events, teams, and athletes in Japan and internationally, highlighting the most exciting moments and giving you a thorough breakdown of the action.

Entertaining original columns and first-hand reporting

Sports is more than just scores and stats. Our website features entertaining original columns and first-hand reporting that provide a fresh and unique perspective. From the latest trends and controversies to heartwarming stories of triumph and resilience, we cover it all.

Understanding Japanese cultural elements in fact-based analysis

It is essential to understand the cultural elements that shape the sports scene in Japan. Our fact-based analysis delves into the subtle cultural, social, and historical factors that shape Japanese sports, giving you a deeper understanding of the stories behind the headlines.


Sport Editor

Ed Odeven

Ed Odeven is a longtime sports journalist who previously worked for The Japan Times as its chief basketball reporter for nearly 14 years. He also covered a wide range of other sports for the newspaper, including at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and 2012 London Games. A graduate of Arizona State University, Odeven worked for several newspapers in the Grand Canyon State before moving to Japan. He has freelanced for dozens of media outlets around the world.

Creative Director

Galileo Ferrari

Galileo Ferrari is originally from Sydney, Australia, and has worked in global IT companies, and consults with startups and Web 3 projects.

Columnist, Contributing Writer

Jack Gallagher

Jack Gallagher is an award-winning sports writer who has worked in Japan for 25 years. He has covered figure skating at several Olympics and is considered one of the top skating writers in the world. He is the managing editor of and the host of the popular bilingual Ice Time Podcast. Gallagher has written about a wide variety of sports in his career. A graduate of the University of Southern California, he was an executive in the NBA and NFL Europe before moving to Japan in 1994.

Contributing Writer

Jim Armstrong

Jim Armstrong is a veteran sportswriter with over 20 years’ experience of covering sports in Japan and overseas for The Associated Press. His work has appeared in major publications in North America and Europe. During his career, he has covered the Olympics, the FIFA World Cup and the IAAF World Championships.

Senior Editor

Susan Komori

Susan Komori is a US citizen and lawyer who lives in Tokyo and Washington, DC, with past assignments in Europe (London), and China (Beijing). In her role as an editor, she particularly enjoys learning about Japan’s sports world and backstories of sports, teams, and athletes on SportsLook.

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