As a pre-school student, I always asked my mother what the most popular sport in Japan was. She answered that it was soccer or basketball. I really didn’t know what she was talking about but she just looked at me and said, “You are not seeing what is the most popular sport in Japan.” I really didn’t know what to say so I kept quiet and tried to practice my kicking. That is how I learned that soccer or “gae” as it is commonly called in Japan is the most popular sport in Japan. The reason that I mentioned this is because I was born and raised in Japan and there is no way that I could have known what the most popular sport in Japan was unless I grew up in Japan.
Now then, when you ask the question “what is the most popular sport in Japan,” you have to be specific as I was. When I ask people from the States what is their most popular sport in Japan, they answer a few of the most popular sports in Japan but once you get to Japan itself, they will give you a whole list of sports. I don’t know why they would give you a whole list of sports because that would make it too hard to explain and I don’t think that most Americans could ever attempt to do that.
A popular sport in Japan is table tennis. I have never really understood why that is considered a sport popular among Japanese people. To me it seems kind of strange considering table tennis is only about two feet long. However, the sport is becoming more popular among the Japanese people. For example, there is a television station in Japan that is actually devoted entirely to table tennis. It is one of their sports stations.
Figure Skating: Another sport that seems to be a bit more popular with the Japanese than with Americans is figure skating. There used to be a time that figure skating was just a men’s event but now it is becoming more women’s events. They actually have separate competitions for women and men. It is very interesting that they dedicate sections of the TV station to this every year. I have seen some pretty good skaters in Japan and they are definitely skiers, but it just does not seem like that sport fits in well with the Japanese culture.
One of the things that they do that is very unique in Japan is called Judo. I’m not sure how popular it is in Japan, or if it is popular at all. Judging by the fact that it was first introduced in the US, I would say that it is very popular. The first time I saw Judo it was in a picture of judo players during a competition, it looked like they were all holding each other’s hand. Of course, they were not in training, but it does look pretty fun.
One other sport that is also very popular in Japan is Taekwondo. Again judging by the fact that judo was first introduced in the US, I would say that taekwondo probably has even more popularity in Japan than judo. The reason why judo is so popular is because of its low cost and it fits in really well with the Japanese lifestyle. If you can afford it, they practice it religiously and it is something that they will never stop doing. It is a great hobby for many Japanese.
As you can see, there are many traditional sports that are popular in Japan. Most people are taught all kinds of stuff in karate and judo. But that leaves out the most popular thing to most Japanese, and that is wrestling. Wrestlers are always popular in Japan. There are always tournaments, and they always seem to be the most popular in the country.
One of the interesting things about Japan is that they have a lot of sumo wrestling tournaments. Sumo wrestling is the equivalent of football in the west, and it is extremely popular. There are wrestling schools all over the place, and they hold huge Sumo wrestling tournaments. Every year, from the junior high school all the way up to the pro ranks, there are tons of young men and women trying to win these big tournaments. So, if you ever find yourself in Japan, don’t be surprised if you see a sumo wrestler in the crowd, there are plenty of them out there.