Good Reads: "War on Wheels" and Keirin Cycling
A review of the fascinating new book on Japan's unique sport: "The War on Wheels – Inside the Keirin and Japan’s Cycling Subculture" by Justin McCurry
Top 10 Japanese Animals and Where to Find Them
Discover the wildlife of Japan
Tokyo 2020 Venue Unveiled
We've got your sneak peek at the volleyball and wheelchair basketball venue for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Olympics Torch Kickoff Won't Allow Spectators
Sources reveal that the kickoff ceremony of the Olympics torch relay will be held without spectators.
First Look at the Tokyo Olympic Village Plaza
The plaza of the Tokyo Games athletes’ village has been unveiled ahead of the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics.
Bodybuilder Muscling His Way into Stock Photos
Muscle Plus wants to be your source for muscular images. Because if no one else was going to provide them, well-known bodybuilder Akihito Ohara figured it was up to him.
3 Japanese Workout Videos for Your Funny Bone
We can't guarantee these videos will get you some gains while you're in quarantine, but they are sure to bring the pain... to your sides.
“Chibafornia” : Japan’s hottest surfing coast
Chiba’s Pacific coast was chosen as the very first site for Olympic surfing for some perfectly good reasons: its surfing culture, its location not far from Tokyo, and very consistent waves.
DESTROY ALL THE THINGS at the Reeast Room
It's stressful being a civilized, polite human being. Sometimes you just want to let yourself go wild. That's why the Reeast Room was created—to release the beast and destroy all the things.
Staying Fit While Staying Home
Read on for some simple tips and tools for staying fit while staying at home.
See Tennis Star Naomi Osaka Like Never Before
Tennis star Naomi Osaka appeared in GQ Japan’s June edition, in a cover that was actually drawn by her older sister, Mari Osaka!
Official 2020 Summer Olympics Posters Unveiled
As 2020 kicks off, the real countdown to Tokyo’s Summer Olympics begin and the organizing committee isn’t wasting any time. The series of official Olympics and Paralympics posters have been released, designed by renowned artists from Japan and abroad.
Hashimoto's 1st Day as Tokyo 2020 Games Chief
Seiko Hashimoto got to work on February 19 as the new president of the organizing committee for the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics.
Preparations Underway for Olympic Torch Relay
Organizers of the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics have publicized guidelines for the torch relay that will start in Japan on March 25.
Special Marathon Cars Coming to Yamanote Line
To promote the yearly college marathon, Hakone Ekiden, special edition train cars will be featured on the JR Yamanote Line in Tokyo.
Snowshoe Adventures in Japan’s Powder Snow
Looking for a way to enjoy Japan’s winter wonderland besides skiing? Snowshoe trekking offers you the freedom to leave the trails and explore Japan’s unspoiled mountain landscapes.
Mizuno & Pokémon Team Up to Make Pokégear IRL
Pokémon worked with Mizuno to bring a line of snappy sportswear and accessories to be sold exclusively at their Pokémon Center outlets and select Mizuno branches.
Kemari: Japan’s Ancient Ball Game
People in Kyoto are reenacting an ancient type of Japanese football that was played by nobles centuries ago.
Tokyo Olympics Preparations Almost Completed
With less than seven months to go until the 2020 Tokyo Olympics begin, preparations in Japan are almost completed.
Ticket Holders React to Olympics Announcement
People abroad who have tickets to the Tokyo Olympics express understanding over the Japanese government’s plan not to allow spectators from overseas to visit and take in the competition at venues.