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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. 2, Sun.

Battodo - The Way of Drawing and Wielding the Sword

This time we present a special feature on Battodo, the art of drawing and wielding the Japanese sword. Participants compete to see who can cut a target made from rolled straw matting with the greatest accuracy and precision. We also introduce Toho, a form of sword wielding designed to simulate fierce combat between 2 evenly-matched opponents.

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    Baptiste Tavernier
    Baptiste Tavernier is a French national who has been researching Japanese martial arts at the International Budo University for 7 years. He also works as the senior writer of Kendo World, an English language magazine devoted to Kendo and other related martial arts.

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