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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.



Fri.4:30 - 5:00
8:30 - 9:00
16:30 - 17:00
22:30 - 23:00

Sep. 4, Fri.

Chinese Martial Arts

Chinese martial arts are loved in Japan and around the world. We check-out the lightning-fast techniques of wushu practitioners, which wouldn't look out of place in a kung-fu movie. We also feature the slow and elegant martial art of tai-chi, which is known for its great health benefits. We see how the town of Kitakata in Fukushima Prefecture has been encouraging local residents to take up tai-chi for more than 10 years, in a unique health promotion program.

  • [Guest]
    Thane Camus
    Thane is a native Japanese speaker TV personality with an in-depth understanding of Japanese culture and sports. He's also an avid martial arts fan and regular guest on the show.

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