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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.



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

Oct. 26, Sun.

Freestyle Football

In freestyle football participants show amazing skills when using all parts of the body to keep the ball in the air and outperform opponents. Some of Japan's freestylers are among the best in the world, but only a select few can make it as a pro. We visit the hard-fought Japanese qualifying tournament for the World Championships to see who had what it takes to represent Japan on the world stage.

  • [Guest]
    Sean Carroll
    Sean Carroll is a football journalist from the UK and SPORTS JAPAN's football expert. His first taste of Japanese football was a match between the J.League's 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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