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Which Japanese sport or athlete do you follow? - 04-19-2009, 03:34 AM

Like anywhere else, sports are huge in Japan. What Japanese sport or athletes do you follow?
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04-19-2009, 06:31 AM

IS cheerleaing a sport?(blonde moment)
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04-19-2009, 07:00 AM

I tend to pay attention to all sports, which means during international events I now pay attention to Japanese participants. During this past Olympics that meant I doubly paid attention to swimmer Saori Haruguchi because she is also a memeber of the Oregon State University swim team. Also, because I grew up in Oregon and now live just north of Seattle, I am a Mariners fan and also an Ichiro fan.
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04-20-2009, 10:40 AM

I'm a big Kotoōshū fan. He's looovely!


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04-20-2009, 01:39 PM

I used to like Genki Sudo.... the only reason I don't follow him anymore is cos he's retired.

I liked him for his humanist ideals more than his fighting ability. Don't get me wrong he's a good fighter but not the best.

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06-15-2009, 11:45 AM

I love watching Atsushi Watanabe 2x japanese superbike champion

toshi arai is pretty good to watch too!
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06-15-2009, 03:49 PM

Well I love baseball in the US so I guess it was a natural fit that I also loved baseball in Japan while I was there. The two players I liked to watch were Kanemoto, and Akahoshi. I am a Hanshin Tigers fan mostly. And there is no real reason besides the fact that that was the first game I went to there, and all my friends from Japan are Hanshin fans, with a few Carp fans sprinkled in.


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06-16-2009, 07:55 PM

Keisuke Honda-hopefully he gets picked up by premier team, shinya aoki-badass MMA fighter.
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06-16-2009, 08:05 PM

Yuta Tabuse! The only Japanese NBA player so far.
Unfortunately he hasn't been active much lately - at least in the U.S.

But he was at the Mavericks mini-camp last week (I wish I had gotten to see that!), so maybe they will start talking. I would love to to see two of my favorite players on my home team - Dirk and Yuta.


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06-21-2009, 06:26 PM

i do like ichiro suzuki of the seattle mariners.he looks like a samuri master when he holds his bat up before the pitch.he hits near .400 every year,and i mean every year!the world bantamweight champion(boxing)hozumi hasegawa is also pretty cool.
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