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Review: Brave Blossoms – The History of Rugby in Japan

February 2, 2019 4 comments

As with any activity in Japan once it gains the Imperial seal of approval, formally or implied, it goes from strength to strength!

Japan Rugby replica home jersey canteburyNot having been a rugby fan and only really actively interested in the two larger tournaments, the Six Nations and the World Cup, and the more famous National sides from Europe, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand, it came as something of a pleasant shock whilst on a visit to Japan in September 2015 when, with very little warning, the news media in Japan was suddenly flooded with images of their National Rugby Team dealing out a shock 34-32 defeat to South Africa’s Springboks in Brighton at the 2015 Rugby World Cup which was Read more…

‘ABU Robot Contest “Badminton Robo-Game” Battle To Be The World’s Best’

October 27, 2015 Leave a comment

NHK World TV showcases first Robominton on 31st October, 2015

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NHK World TV - ABU Robot Contest_04 (2)This summer, 18 teams from the Asia-Pacific region took part in the 14th ABU Robocon held in the ancient city of Yogyakarta, Indonesia.  The ABU Robocon is an annual contest where university, college and polytechnic students build handmade robots to battle it out in Read more…

Interview: Maki Tsukada – Olympic & World Judo Champion

April 2, 2012 3 comments

“The more confident I am, the more strict I am with myself!” Maki Tsukada

Female judoka Maki Tsukada has become one of the most revered figures of the popular martial art deviced by Jigoro Kano. During her competition years, Tsukada was a force to be reckoned with – an absolute powerhouse who has won a mass of awards. She won the 2003 World Judo Championship Games and became a gold medallist in the Women’s Judo +78kg catergory at the Read more…