Category: Events

2011 Asian Cup – Japan will win it!

The football fan in me doesn’t only get excited every four years when the FIFA World Cup of rolls around. I keep up to date with most major regional tournaments like the Africa Cup of Nations, European Championships and my region’s own CONCACAF Gold Cup...

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Japan misses out on Hosting 2022 World Cup

Japan’s bid to host the 2022 World Cup of Football was defeated by Qatar in the bidding process earlier today at the FIFA headquarters in Zurich Switzerland. As expected the 2018 tournament was awarded to a European country with Russia walking away with that honor. Rivals and Voting...

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Japan bidding to Host 2022 World Cup

The 2010 World Cup only recently finished after being successfully staged in South Africa. We already know that the 2014 world Cup is headed to Brazil and that it is widely believed that the 2018 games will be awarded to a European country. However the...

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Japan Falls to Paraguay on Penalties

Japan’s run at the 2010 FIFA World Cup came to an end in the round of 16 when they were beaten 5-4 on penalties by Paraguay. The Blue Samurai and the red and white clad South Americans played out an largely uneventful 90 minutes in...

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Japan Beat Denmark to Qualify for Last 16

Two magnificently taken first half free kick goals by Keisuke Honda with his left foot and Yasuhito Endo with his right plus a third goal in the second half by substitute Shinji Okazaki catapulted Japan into the last 16 of the 2010 World Cup with...

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Honda Powered Japan Beat Cameroon

Japan has got their 2010 World Cup challenge off to a good start with a 1-0 win in their first game against one of Africa’s powerhouses Cameroon. Keisuke Honda 28th minute strike came at a time when both teams looked unsettled in a rather scrappy...

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Predicting the winner of the 2010 World Cup

The beginning of the 2010 World Cup is only 3 days away! The best 32 teams in the world will be aiming to win the FIFA World Cup Trophy as the tournament is held on African soil for the first time with South Africa being...

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Japan’s Chances at the 2010 World Cup

We are now just over 50 days away from the beginning of the 2010 FIFA World Cup to be held in South Africa. Unfortunately Jamaica didn’t make it to the finals but Japan did, but just how realistic is Japan’s chances of having a successful...

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World Cup 2010 Group Draw Results

The FIFA World Cup is the most widely viewed sporting event in the world. Italy won the last World Cup in 2006 which was held in Germany and since then the countdown has been ticking down for the 2010 tournament that will be held in...

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A Look back at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics

G’day good people of Jamaipa. I’m reesan from loneleeplanet and I am honoured to be here writing a guest post on jamaipanese.com. Inspired by Jamaipanese’s coverage of the Tokyo 2016 Olympic bid, in this guest post I explore Tokyo’s contribution to the Olympic Movement when...

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