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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

Aug. 3, Sun.

Unique Unicycling Culture

Unicycling is huge in Japan and loved by millions of elementary school students all around the country. We take a look back at the sport's history and see why it's become such a popular pastime with youngsters. We also invite two of Japan's most prominent unicyclists to the studio and check out some of their incredible tricks and skills.

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    Risa Stegmayer
    Risa is a TV personality and international PR Officer for the Japan Triathlon Union, as well as being a triathlete herself. She is also the main presenter of "cool japan", a show that is broadcast on NHK WORLD.

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