Category: Sport

The history of martial arts in Japan
By: Date: April 27, 2011 Categories: Martial arts,Sport Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Martial arts is a collective term for various types of self defence or fighting arts that originated in Asia. Most martial arts practiced today were established in China, Japan and Korea each which were taught into specific styles or systems. Martial arts in Japan date back in history to medieval times when they were first born…

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The Grand Sumo Tournaments at the Ryogoku Kokugikan
By: Date: April 20, 2011 Categories: Sport,Sumo Tags: , , , , ,

If it happens that you are in Tokyo during one of the three grand Sumo tournaments, 15-day events in January, May and September, go straight to Ryogoku Kokugikan, Tokyo’s National Sumo Hall and you will enjoy a fantastic show, filled with ceremony and ritual which observe strict hierarchies not just for the wrestlers, but also for the referees and…

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Baseball : an extremely popular sport in Japan
By: Date: April 10, 2011 Categories: Baseball,Sport Tags: , , ,

Baseball is an extremely popular sport in Japan. It was first introduced by an American professor during the Meiji era and quickly spread throughout the country. There are four major baseball associations in Japan: high school, college, amateur, and professional. High school baseball’s national championships are held in the spring and summer. Schools representing the…

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The rise of the new king of sumo Hakuho
By: Date: January 30, 2011 Categories: News,Sport,Sumo Tags: , , , , ,

The Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho has become the third person in history to win six consecutive world titles, winning a few days ago the last sumo tournament, the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament, held at the Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo. As the only yokozuna currently in office, this is the eighteenth overall title of the sample…

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