Yuga Kawada Rides Ushba Tesoro to Victory in the Dubai World Cup
Ushba Tesoro became the first Japanese thoroughbred to win the prestigious international race since Sunday Silence descendant Victoire Pisa in 2011.
Kiribayama Defeats Daieisho in Playoff to Capture First Emperor's Cup
Mongolian grappler Kiribayama posted back-to-back victories on the final day of the Spring Basho to deny Daieisho his second championship.
[JAPAN SPORTS NOTEBOOK] Hideki Matsuyama Exits Tourney with Neck Pain
A year ago, Hideki Matsuyama also pulled out of a tournament just weeks before the start of the Masters when he was...
Japan Sports Notebook/ 2 years ago
[JAPAN SPORTS NOTEBOOK] Daily COVID-19 Testing for Olympians is Latest Big Policy Change
~~ With less than 85 days until the scheduled start of the Tokyo Olympics, changes to how the global extravaganza will...
Features/ 2 years ago
[ICE TIME] Yuzuru Hanyu Leads Top 10 List for Japanese Skaters Again in 2020-21
~~ With the abbreviated season now finished, Ice Time has compiled a list of the top 10 best performances by Japanese...
Podcasts/ 2 years ago
#3 Sports Talk ― Mie Kajikawa on Role of Sports to Empower Women
Kajikawa established a non-profit organization Next Big Pivot to harness the power of sports, empower women and make a positive impact...
Figure Skating/ 2 years ago
#2 Sports Talk ー The Skate Canada Controversy
Ed Odeven and guest Jack Gallagher discuss legendary choreographer David Wilson’s recent passionate and provocative remarks about Skate Canada’s decision to...
Podcasts/ 2 years ago
#1 Sports Talk - Jack Gallagher and Figure Skating
Gallagher, who wrote his first piece for JAPAN Forward in January, shares his keen insights on two-time defending Olympic champion Yuzuru...
Nomomania: National Hero Expresses Pride in Japanese Players' Success in MLB
~~ Eighth in a series Since Hideo Nomo made his Major League Baseball debut on May 2, 1995, at Candlestick Park...
Nomomania: Former Teammate Tom Candiotti Recalls Pitcher's Sense of Humor, Humility
Seventh in a series Before they ever bonded as teammates, Tom Candiotti shared one thing in common with Hideo Nomo: Both...
Nomomania: Former Dodgers Owner Peter O'Malley Reflects on Friendship with Trailblazing Pitcher
Sixth in a series Before Hideo Nomo baffled batters throughout the 1995 season, he was given a crash course about the...
Nomomania: Iconic Announcer Vin Scully Delivered Vivid Descriptions of The Tornado's Historic Season
Fifth in a series It's quite possible that Vin Scully attended more pro baseball games than anyone else in North America...
Features/ 3 years ago
[Kosei Inoue’s Judo Story] ‘I Love Coaching - I’m Determined to Give It My All’
Last of 14 parts The Sankei Shimbun and JAPAN Forward wanted to know more about what it is that attracts...