Celebrate the Last Days of Summer in Hiroshima… Outdoors!

August 24, 2017 by Jade Brischke

So the weather is cooling down (okay, seriously, who am I kidding?) but with the days still sunny and fine it’s the perfect time to catch the last of the summer activities in and around Hiroshima. Two such activities are river trekking (sometimes called river tracing) and forest adventure courses. Gonokawa Canoe Park Sakugi Gonokawa […]

Nagoya Baseball – The Chunichi Dragons

March 26, 2017 by Mark Guthrie

When you think of Japanese sports, there is a good chance that a martial art comes to mind. However, if you ask a local what their favorite sport is, you might be in for a surprise.  The largest professional sports competition, in terms of television ratings and spectators, baseball is considered by many to be the Japan’s number one […]

Take Me Out to the Ball Game: Baseball Tickets in Japan

March 16, 2017 by Sue-Conolly

If you have been living under a rock for, well since I have been alive at least, you may have missed that the Japanese people are crazy for baseball, as much so or even more so than people in the United States where the game was invented. Coming all the way to Japan to see […]

Koshien – Where Japanese Culture Plays Out Before Your Eyes

July 21, 2016 by Justin Hanus

“Some people believe football is a matter of life and death, I am very disappointed with that attitude. I can assure you it is much, much more important than that.” Liverpool football coach Bill Shankly said that long ago but many in Japan would find it hard to believe the quote wasn’t about the Zenkoku […]

J League Soccer is Back!

March 28, 2016 by Mark Guthrie

While sumo and baseball are the undoubted kings of Japanese sport, there is mounting evidence to say that, amongst the younger generations, soccer (サッカー) is fast becoming a force to be reckoned with. With the international women’s teams winning the World cup in 2011 and finishing runners up in 2015, and players such as Shinji Kagawa, […]