Sport

Going To A Baseball Game In Japan

Going To A Baseball Game In Japan

If I were to ask you what you thought Japan’s most popular sport is I’m guessing you’d probably think it was sumo wrestling. After all, it has been part of Japanese society for hundreds of years, and has always been reflected in its popular culture. Not so long ago you’d have been right. However, in recent times sumo’s popularity has declined, and its position as the country’s “national sport” has been supplanted by baseball. So,…

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Visiting a Sumo Tournament

Visiting a Sumo Tournament

Although it has lost its top spot as Japan’s most popular national sport (that now goes to baseball), sumo and the massive, largely naked, and iconic wrestlers that are the symbol of this most ancient of Japanese pastimes, remains the quintessential Japanese sport, and visiting a sumo tournament is a great way to spend a half day. I was a big fan of sumo many years ago, around the time when Channel 4 broadcast the…

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