Top popular sports in Japan

In this article, we continue to share several favorite sports in Japan which is one of the most developed nations in Asia.

Following our ranking, you can see culture of Japan through sporty aspect. The truth that Japan own many talented athletes in many fields all the time. So, the local usually practice sport when they are still young then getting good achievements in the international competitions.

3/ Tennis

Tennis is always a pride of the Japanese. The first medal in Olympic 1920 was from Ichiya Kumagai who came from Japan. Or there are many stories about culture and tennis.

In 1957, the Emperor Akihito met Michiko in the first time in a tennis court at a resort of Karuizawa then Michiko became Empress of this Emperor.

Or there is a famous series called the Prince of tennis which is sold over 50 million books all over the world.

The Japanese play tennis in daily life, almost popular in the Middle. Someone business man chooses tennis court to exchange and transact sale contracts with partners.

4/ Soccer

Soccer is the world’s king of sport, so it’s popular in Japan. The truth that Japan is the strongest team in Asia. They usually have a ticket to join World Cup which is the biggest football event in the world.

They also own some talented footballers who usually are transferred to European to join the Premier League or Euro Cup.

To develop football higher, they establish Japan soccer course as well national leagues. The Government also encourage student to play soccer to improve health better.

5/ Baseball

Baseball is considered as the most popular sport in Japan. It has a long pro history with many achievements, records and prizes.

Normally, the older will prefer to play baseball because its benefits are good for them.