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Most Popular Sport in Japan
The most popular sport in japan is Soccer and Baseball.
Baseball is the most popular sport in Japan. It was introduced to Japan in 1872, by Horace Wilson. The first baseball team was called the Shimbashi Athletic Club and was established in 1878. Baseball has been a popular sport ever since.
Football is one of the most popular sports in Japan. The Japan Football Association (JFA), is the governing body of Japanese football. The JFA organises the men's, women's, and futsal national teams.
Football was introduced to Japan during the Meiji period by O-yatoi gaikokujin, foreign advisors hired by the Japanese government, along with many other foreign sports, like baseball. The first Japanese football club is considered to be Tokyo Shūkyū-dan, founded in 1917, which is now competing in the Tokyo Prefectural amateur league.
When was the Olympics held in Japan
City Country Continent Season Year
Sapporo Japan Asia Winter 1940
Tokyo Japan Asia Summer 1940
BOTH WHERE HELD UP BY WWII
Tokyo Japan Asia Summer 1964
Sapporo Japan Asia Winter 1972
Nagano Japan Asia Winter 1998
By Noah and Hugo
Sports that originated in Japan
Ju-do (meaning "gentle way") is a modern martial art, combat and Olympic sport created in Japan in 1882 by Jigoro Kano Its most prominent feature is its competitive element, where the objective is to either throw or takedown an opponent to the ground, or otherwise grab an opponent with a pin, or force an opponent to submit with a joint lock or a choke.
Aikido is a bit like judo in a way. It is a Japanese martial art developed by Morihei Ueshiba it is purely defensive martial art, involving no kicking or punching.
Karate is a martial art developed in the Ryukyu Islands in what is now Okinawa, Japan.
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