Stories By JAPAN Forward
Baseball/ 5 days ago
Secrets of Shohei Ohtani's Best 'Sweeper' Analyzed by Supercomputer Fugaku
Some of Shohei Ohtani's pitches are famously difficult to hit, but his sweeper is truly unique. Researchers used the Fugaku supercomputer...
Sumo/ 2 weeks ago
Love Sumo? Knowing this Ancient Sport's Spiritual Significance Enhances the Enjoyment
Who doesn't enjoy watching the sumotori performing their high-stomping warmup before a match? But there is far more to the stomp,...
Shohei Ohtani: How Dedication to Quality Sleep Drives Success
Japanese company Nishikawa's custom-made mattress and pillow help baseball superstar Shohei Ohtani with his physical recovery during the season.
[Hidden Wonders of Japan] Where Baseball Began in the Land of Samurai
Only a minute's walk from Jimbocho Station in Tokyo is a monument of a catcher's hand, commemorating the start of baseball...
EDITORIAL | World Baseball Classic Reminds Japan of the Pure Joy Baseball Can Deliver
The games at the 2023 World Baseball Classic were of such high caliber that they conveyed the inherent joy of baseball...
Tennis/ 2 months ago
EDITORIAL | National Inspiration Shingo Kunieda Receives People's Honor Award
Shingo Kunieda said that he wanted people to 'feel the infinite possibilities of human beings' through his games and also 'see...
Olympics and Paralympics/ 3 months ago
EDITORIAL | Get Russia Out of Ukraine, Then Invite Its Athletes to the Olympics
Using the Asian Games as a backdoor despite the war, the IOC seems determined to find a pathway for Russia to...
Basketball/ 3 months ago
Most Important Basketball Stat? Japanese Researchers Suggest New Research Methods
Studies confirm the link between rebounding superiority and wins in basketball, but the authors of a new paper recommend more research...
Sports/ 4 months ago
EDITORIAL | The IOC Plan to Welcome Back Russian Athletes Is a Foul Violation of the Olympic Spirit
In practice, the IOC position is simply toadying to authoritarian regimes and powerful interests while showing it is prepared to turn...
Sports/ 4 months ago
EDITORIAL | Bravo, Shingo Kunieda, on Opening New Horizons in a Legendary Career
To his eternal credit, it would not be an exaggeration to claim that Shingo Kunieda opened the eyes of the Japanese...
Soccer/ 5 months ago
OBITUARY | Pele: The Legend Who 'Showed Respect for Japan's Soccer'
Pele, the former Brazilian national soccer team leader known by his nickname "O Rei" (The King), passed away on Thursday, December...
Horse Racing/ 5 months ago
Equinox Returns to the Spotlight at the Arima Kinen After Skipping the Japan Cup
Trainer Tetsuya Kimura is hoping Equinox can replicate his winning form from October, when he produced a come-from-behind victory in the...