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SPORTS JAPAN

SPORTS JAPAN tells you everything about the exciting world of Japanese sports and martial arts with in-depth analysis and up-to-the-minute stories.

Ayako Kisa

Originally from Tokyo, Ayako lived in Los Angeles for 7 years during her childhood. She later became a well-known newscaster for Fuji TV and married US Major League baseball player Kazuhisa Ishii. She went on to become a freelance TV personality appearing on various news, variety and sports shows.

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Sun.14:10 - 14:40
20:10 - 20:40
Mon.2:30 - 3:00
8:30 - 9:00

Nov. 30, Sun.

Niten Ichi-ryu - Two-sworded Kendo

We present a special feature on the traditional Japanese martial art of Kendo with particular focus on Niten Ichi-ryu or two-sworded Kendo, a style that teaches dual wielding techniques established by the legendary swordsman Miyamoto Musashi. We visit the prestigious All Japan Kendo Championships and see how Japan's top swordsmen display extraordinary skill with breathtaking speed and technique.

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    Alexander Bennett
    New Zealander Alex is a scholar, teacher, translator, writer, coach and practitioner of the martial arts. He holds 2 Ph.Ds in studies related to budo and has achieved 7th dan in kendo, 5th dan in iaido and 5th dan in naginata.

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