Kosei Inoue: The Judo Community Welcomes the New Year as it Gears Up for Paris
The Kodokan, the spiritual home of judo, brought together people of all ages and skills for the Kagami Biraki ceremony in an auspicious New Year's celebration.
Judo/ 3 months ago
Kosei Inoue: 2022 Tokyo Grand Slam Brings Judo, Paris Olympics into Focus for Women, Men
It's fair to say that the recent Tokyo judo tournament narrowed down the competition for a spot on the national team...
Features/ 4 months ago
[ODDS and EVENS] Uta Abe Displays Fierce Determination to Repeat as Olympic Judo Champion in 2024
By beating two-time world champion Ai Shishime in their Tokyo Grand Slam title match, Uta Abe sends a clear signal that...
Judo/ 6 months ago
Kosei Inoue: World Championships, Children and the Significance of Judo
Whether they win or lose, participation in matches instills children with confidence that serves them well as a source of strength...
Judo/ 8 months ago
Kosei Inoue: The Allure of Group Competition and Spreading Judo Goodwill
Helping overseas judo clubs with recycled uniforms was challenging after the invasion of Ukraine, so NPO JUDOs asked individuals to carry...
Judo/ 10 months ago
Kosei Inoue: The Challenge and Charm of the All Japan Championships
Competing without weight distinction, it showcases judo in its original form, attracting all Japanese judoka to want to test themselves at...
Judo/ 1 year ago
Kosei Inoue: ‘Placing Sport at the Service of the Harmonious Development of Humankind’
After a splendid Beijing Olympics, for future athletes the sports world must tackle the problems plaguing it such as inexplicable scoring...
Judo/ 1 year ago
Kosei Inoue: Moving Forward with Judo Into the Future
Following a successful Tokyo Olympics, the former men’s judo national team head coach steps into new roles, bringing fresh ideas and...
JUDO | Family Affair: Siblings Hifumi and Uta Abe Claim Golden Double for Japan
~~ Hifumi Abe and his younger sister Uta pulled off a historic golden double on Sunday, July 25 at the Tokyo...
JUDO | Japan’s First Medals: Tonaki Takes Silver for Women, Takato Follows with Gold for Men
~~ ~ The twilight of July 24 brought an evening of victory for Japan, as judo athletes scored a silver and...
[ODDS and EVENS] Rooting for Records to be Broken Enriches Sports
~~ "Records are made to be broken," someone once said, crafting a phrase that connects generations. Indeed, record-breaking feats add drama...
Features/ 2 years ago
[JAPAN SPORTS NOTEBOOK] Japan’s Medal History at the Summer Olympics
~~ A lot has changed since two athletes represented Japan at the 1912 Stockholm Summer Olympics. Runners Yahiko Mishima, a track...