Top popular sports in Japan

Japan is an Asian nation where playing sports is encouraged for all walk of life. The Government understand huge benefits of sports with health and mental, so they try to develop sport under other methods to make more opportunities to access to watch and enjoy sports in daily life.

In this article, we discuss top popular sports in Japan. In general, they have a long history as well are strength of Japan in all international competitions. The Japanese are confident when they refer to following sports.

1/ Boxing

Although Japan is not home of boxing, it still is close with the Japanese from many years ago.

Yujiro Watanabe was considered the father of Japanese boxing when he was trained about professional boxing in California then came back Japan and establish the first boxing club- Nippon Kento in 1921. He joined to found the national boxing federation. This association is responsible to organize, train as well develop boxing strongly.

2/ Golf

Someone thinks that golf only is remained by the Western people. The fact that Japan is one of the least Asia countries play golf as a popular sport.

The reason is the Government have educated people as the Western style, so playing golf also become popular.

Before the World War II, golf was only played by the high class as a luxurious sport for the rich. After this period, some middle class also began to join it then created a new wave for all walk of life.

To develop it further, the Government opened golf courses and millions of golf matches at other areas. Until now, golf is both an entertainment sport and a method for business, even international business because Japan usually register to become host for some international golf competitions, especially for countries in Asia.