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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.


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

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.


Apr. 20, Sun.

J3 - The J.League's New Division

The J.League, Japan's professional football league, is hoping to boost its profile by launching a new 3rd division. J3 is placing emphasis on being closely rooted in local communities by doing what it can to create a welcoming atmosphere on match days. Unlike J1 and J2 the new division contains both professional and amateur players. We take a look at the challenges facing the new J3 clubs in their inaugural season.

  • [Guest]
    Sean Carroll
    Sean Carroll is a football journalist from the UK. His first taste of J.League football was a match between Urawa Reds and Gamba Osaka. After being impressed with the high quality of play he became hooked, and has been reporting on the J.League since 2009 for various domestic and international publications.

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