sports

Hilariously intense kendo match shows off the psychological side of the samurai sport 【Video】

If patience is a virtue, then these two elderly kendo enthusiasts are extremely virtuous.

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Japanese sumo wrestler proves why he’s the sport’s cutest star with another sleeping appearance

The funny video, shot by another professional sumo wrestler, shows the lighter side to Japan’s traditional sport.

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Cats living in Tokyo sumo training facility are champions of cuteness 【Photos】

Felines among the flab.

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12 strange Japanese names for Western sports, from “fighting ball” to “reject ball”

Are you ready for some armor ball?

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This table tennis comedy video isn’t “boring.” It may be the best video ever!

Join Takkyu Genin Pinpon as he takes us on a whirlwind ride of table tennis themed comedic bits that never have a dull moment.

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Japanese marathoners attacked by swarm of hornets, 115 stung

As if a marathons weren’t grueling enough…here come the hornets!

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This just might be the greatest UFO catcher game ever【Video】

Amazingly generous arcade makes the diabolically difficult game super easy in celebration of something that had the entire town feeling good.

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Hot guys on ice! Original figure skating anime Yuri On Ice premieres this October!

Handsome 2-D young men twirling and jumping in body-tight sparkly suits? Of course we’re looking forward to it.

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Fear and murder plague Western Japan golf courses over a checkbox on application forms

A handful of golf courses in Fukuoka Prefecture have refused to add a certain checkbox to their applications for fear of their lives.

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Korean fan surprised to receive present from baseball’s Yu Darvish after Twitter request

Sometimes when you want something, all you’ve got to do is ask.

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Japanese Olympics table tennis player has uncanny flair for mimicking anime characters on court

The champion player shows off champion poses that set off a trending hashtag on Twitter in Japan.

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Funny gag video suggests China is dominating Olympic diving because of magic powers

That’s one way to make sure you make the smallest splash possible when you hit the water.

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Cute cats from Japan show their love for competitors at the Olympic games

If you’re an athlete who runs from side to side or jumps up and down, these cute cats will love you, regardless of where you’re from!

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Chinese swimmer wins gold in adorableness【Video】

Chinese swimmer Fu Yuanhui has won herself plenty of new fans from around the globe with her delightfully candid interview at the Rio Olympics.

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French Olympic announcer in hot water for calling Japanese gymnasts “little Pikachus”

Broadcasting Standards Association, I choose you!!!

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Tokyo Olympics is looking for volunteers, may have a hard time finding them

You don’t get many chances to be a part of sports history, and judging by the standards for volunteers set by the The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, this isn’t one either.

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Here’s why you’ll never want to hit a hole-in-one in Japan

Japan may be the only country in the world that insures golfers in the event they hit a hole-in-one during a round of golf.

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Kendo mask chopstick rests bring samurai spirit to any meal

Now you can practice your master swordsmanship skills with chopsticks and a miniature ceramic opponent.

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The women’s wrestling league in Japan is way more intense than WWE

If you thought the WWE was intense, you haven’t witnessed Stardom, the professional women’s wrestling league in Japan.

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Fighting duo displays some real girl power with impressive dodging and spear work 【Video】

Those kicks were fast as lightning! In fact it was a little bit frightening…

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