Japanese Sports

 By: Michelle Ayers
      5/13/09
Baseball
• Known as puro yakyu in
  Japanese.
• 6 teams in one league
• Teams face each other
  28 times
   – Through Apri...
Continued…
     • Baseball was introduced
       in 1873 at Kaisel
       Gakko(known as Tokyo
       University)
     • S...
Soccer
• Introduced by British
  instructors at the
  Japanese Naval Academy
   – In 1873
• National soccer
    associatio...
Sumo
• Most popular sport in Japan
• Wear colorful costumes
• Distinctive hairstyle called
  oichomage.
• Rikishi is the w...
Martial Arts
      • Grew out of fighting
        techniques of samural
        warriors
      • Different parts of
      ...
Different Parts of
   Martial Arts
         • Judo
            – Based on agility, balance
              and practice of
 ...
Continued…
• Aikido
   – Purely defensive
   – One of the gentler part in
     martial arts
• Kyudo
   – Japanese archery
...
Golf
• Introduced in 20th
  century
• Very popular now
• Estimate of 12 million
  amateur golfers in
  Japan
• 3500 profes...
Winter Sports
       • Introduced in the 20th
         century
       • Skiers and ski resorts
         increased since th...
Horse Racing
• Keiba means horse racing
  in Japanese
• Didn’t be become a
  gambling sport until the
  Western of Yokoham...
Formula One Motor Racing
            • Popular in Japan
            • Has its own Grand Prix
               – Held at the ...
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Japanese Sports

  1. 1. Japanese Sports By: Michelle Ayers 5/13/09
  2. 2. Baseball • Known as puro yakyu in Japanese. • 6 teams in one league • Teams face each other 28 times – Through April and October • Japan Series in Oct. – Decides the championship team
  3. 3. Continued… • Baseball was introduced in 1873 at Kaisel Gakko(known as Tokyo University) • Spread to high schools & middle schools • 1st professional team in 1934 • 1st league was 1936
  4. 4. Soccer • Introduced by British instructors at the Japanese Naval Academy – In 1873 • National soccer association in 1921 • 1st professional league ( J- League ) in 1922 • Emperor’s cup held in Nov. and Dec. – Determines what team is the champion.
  5. 5. Sumo • Most popular sport in Japan • Wear colorful costumes • Distinctive hairstyle called oichomage. • Rikishi is the wrestler • Gyoji is the referee • Dohyo is the ring they fight in. • Yokozuna is the championship. – who ever wins get a reward
  6. 6. Martial Arts • Grew out of fighting techniques of samural warriors • Different parts of Martial Arts.
  7. 7. Different Parts of Martial Arts • Judo – Based on agility, balance and practice of techniques • Kendo – Fight with a shindi – Made of 4 bamboo shafts, bound with silk & a leather thong
  8. 8. Continued… • Aikido – Purely defensive – One of the gentler part in martial arts • Kyudo – Japanese archery – Wear yugake (deerskin glove) on drawing hand & tabi (Japanese style socks) • Karatedo – 3 main techniques • Uchi (arm strikes) • Tsuki (thrusts) • Keri (kicks)
  9. 9. Golf • Introduced in 20th century • Very popular now • Estimate of 12 million amateur golfers in Japan • 3500 professionals in Japan • Over 100 professional tournaments
  10. 10. Winter Sports • Introduced in the 20th century • Skiers and ski resorts increased since then • Winter sports led to the Winter Olympics held at Japan twice
  11. 11. Horse Racing • Keiba means horse racing in Japanese • Didn’t be become a gambling sport until the Western of Yokohama introduced it in the mid 1800s • Emperor’s Cup is held in October • The Japan Cup is held in November
  12. 12. Formula One Motor Racing • Popular in Japan • Has its own Grand Prix – Held at the Suzuka circuit every autumn started in 1987 – Japanese has ever won a Grand Prix • Most successful drivers are: – Suzuki Aguri – Katayalma Ukyo
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