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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.



Fri.4:30 - 5:00
8:30 - 9:00
16:30 - 17:00
22:30 - 23:00

Aug. 7, Fri.

Track and Field

Men's sprinting is currently the hottest event in Japanese track and field. With the World Championships fast approaching in August and the Olympics coming up next year in Rio de Janeiro, many Japanese sprinters are starting to record strong times. We report on the 100 and 200 meters at the national championships, and see what runners can book their place on the national team. We also look at the remarkable baton-passing technique of the men's 4 x 100m relay team that helped them reach the Olympic podium in Beijing.

  • [Guest]
    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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