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THE SPORTS PAGE

The place for current and insightful writings by sports fans about the Japan sports scene delivered from their perspective to you.

A fitting way to end a legendary career

Tadahito Iguchi finished out his final at bat of his career by doing what so few professional athletes could do once their skills have declined.  Bottom of the ninth, Iguchi walks up to the plate and the stadium breaks into their final cheer for him as they know that...

All aboard the Panda express!

With the Tigers hanging on to 2nd place in the Central league, they acquired a key player to help add scoring punch at this critical juncture.  The Red Sox had Big Papi.  The SF Giants have the Kung-fu Panda (Sandoval, who rejoined the team).  And now the Hanshin...

A New Beginning for a Traditional Art

Karate is back! The Tokyo Olympics will be upon us in 2020, and I am especially excited.  At Kakehashi Sports, our mission is to help build interest and grow a fan base to the sports culture in Japan.  Karate, one of the biggest signature Japanese martial arts will...

Aussie Rules Football – An MMA of field sports

Aussie Rules Football, referred primarily as the AFL, has become one of the biggest sports in the world currently.  It boasts crowds averaging 33,190 spectators per match, with the grand final last year in 2016 tallying in at 99,981 spectators.  It is so popular, that...

Breaking down the Nishikori’s Air-K

Summer is tennis season.  It is when the biggest of the four grand slam major tournaments is on, Wimbledon, and the best of the best tennis players in the world face off against each other.  Singles matches are essentially mano-a-mano slugfests akin to boxing, MMA,...

My introduction to the Hanshin Tigers

Back in the summer of 2003, I had made the biggest decision of my life and moved to Osaka, Japan. Upon my arrival, on the very first day, I was immediately drawn to the Hanshin Tigers team. This was a team that had the pinstripe uniforms…but yet the feel of that team...

ICON × TIGERS T-SHIRTS FOR YOUR NEW YEAR 2017

2017 Happy New Year! Kakehashi Sports celebrated its 1st year in October last year, and media exposure and new sales contracts also increased, so 2016 was a year of leap. We will do our best this year with plenty of news, so thank you for your support! In one of our...

CONNECTION BETWEEN NPB AND MLB? TEAM MASCOTS

The first snow was falling in Tokyo the other day- steadily the signs of winter began to appear. This blog theme is, “team mascot”- perfect for this season when you miss a soft duvet or warm muffler. They are familiar with adorable movements, such as Hanshin TO-LUCKY...

THE WORLD IS CLOSER ICONSPEAK × KAKEHASHI

The temperature is falling, which gives a hint that we are heading towards a full-fledged winter. Many of you may be surprised of the climate change and pulled out winter coats? At Kakehashi Sports, we are steadily walking towards a new mission. We are starting a...

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