All posts tagged "Japan"
Soccer/ 4 months ago
Croatia Ends Japan's Unforgettable Run at the FIFA World Cup In a Penalty Shootout
After stunning upsets of Germany and Spain in Group E at the FIFA World Cup, the Samurai Blue were eliminated in...
Soccer/ 4 months ago
Japan Stuns 2010 World Cup Champion Spain to Reach Knockout Stage
Second-half goals from Ritsu Doan and Ao Tanaka gave the Samurai Blue a historic win in their final World Cup Group...
Olympics and Paralympics/ 1 year ago
Beijing 2022 Olympics Closing Ceremony Ends on Minimalistic ‘Snowflake’ Theme
“You supported each other, even when your countries are divided by conflict. May the political leaders around the world be inspired...
Figure Skating/ 1 year ago
[ICE TIME] Kaori Sakamoto’s Bronze a Victory for Doing Things the Right Way
Sakamoto is a wonderful example of the Japanese values of duty, honor and respect.
FOOTBALL 5-A-SIDE | Brazil Defends Paralympic Title by Beating Argentina 1-0
Raimundo Mendes secured the medal with a cracking result at just eight minutes to the end, sealing Brazil’s fifth consecutive gold...
Breaking Down Barriers, Experiencing ‘Murderball’ Wheelchair Rugby
Quick passes and game play. Tackles and knock-overs. Mixed-gender teams. Fast-paced offensive possessions lasting just 40 seconds. These features describe wheelchair...
As Sabre Kicks Off, Top Things to Look Out for at Paralympics’ Wheelchair Fencing
The fast-paced sport, featuring established stars and promising challengers, provided plenty of excitement on the first day of competition.
Japan Brings its Best Hospitality to the Tokyo Olympics Closing Ceremony
~~ For all those living in Japan, there are certain things you would always do with visitors: go to a traditional...
OLYMPIC DIGEST | Daily Highlights for August 7
Athletes at the Tokyo Olympics have been performing super (and super-human) athletic feats, even as COVID-19 and other controversies swirl. With...
SPORT CLIMBING | Japan’s Nonaka and Noguchi Scramble to Silver and Bronze at Olympics
“Me and Akiyo-chan (Noguchi), and we’ve been dreaming of getting a medal together. The fact that we could do that, is...
SKATEBOARDING | Japan’s Yosozumi and Hiraki Fly to Gold and Silver in Women’s Park Final
~~ ~ There are few sports that have stolen the hearts of people like skateboarding at the Tokyo Olympics, and the...
BOXING | Sena Irie Captures Women’s Featherweight Gold Medal
The 20-year-old Tottori Prefecture native becomes Japan’s first female Olympic boxing medalist.