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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

Mar. 1, Sun.

Curling - Chess on Ice

We take a close look at the unique winter Olympic sport of curling, a sport that has gained immense popularity in Japan since the country's strong performance at the 2006 Torino Olympics. We learn why it's often referred to as "chess on ice" due to the precise technique, clever strategy and deep knowledge required of your opponent's psychology. Our report also includes highlights from the Japan Curling Championships, Japan's most prestigious curling competition.

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    Jun Ikushima
    Jun Ikushima is a well-known Japanese sports journalist. He's earned a reputation for in-depth and diverse reporting, covering everything from Sumo and Judo to the NBA and European football.

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