2012 FIFA Club World Cup – Cheering for Chelsea in Japan

The 2012 FIFA Club World Cup will be held in Japan and starts on December 6 with the finals set to take place on 16 December 2012. Other than this being a football tournament being held in Japan I am extra excited because my favourite football team - Chelsea Football Club will also be participating. Chelsea … Continue reading 2012 FIFA Club World Cup – Cheering for Chelsea in Japan

Japanese Women clinch World Cup title

The Women's football team from Japan won their first ever World Cup after they beat the United States of America in the final held in Frankfurt Germany in a stadium full to it's 50,000 capacity. I had been following highlights from each match throughout the tournament and must say I am surprised that the Japanese women made it all they way. Looking … Continue reading Japanese Women clinch World Cup title

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 Qatar, the United States, Australia and South Korea were Japans … Continue reading Japan misses out on Hosting 2022 World Cup

Genki Sudo’s World Order Album Music Videos

My occasional foray into Japanese popular music or J-pop unearths some real gems from time to time and I think I have found another, a self titled dance, trance, electronic musical album called World Order presented by Genki Sudo a retired Japanese mixed martial artist and a kickboxer famous for his elaborate ring entrances and … Continue reading Genki Sudo’s World Order Album Music Videos

Coracoes Sujos Post WWII Japanese in Brazil

Coracoes Sujos or "Dirty Hearts" is a new film by Brazilian filmmaker Vicente Amorim and is based off a fictional book written by Fernando Morais about the chaos in Brazil's sizable Japanese immigrant population following Japan's World War II loss. The Japanese immigrant community in Brazil was divided into two groups over Japan's defeat. About … Continue reading Coracoes Sujos Post WWII Japanese in Brazil