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Sumo – visiting Kokugikan on day 7 of the September basho

A day at the sumo is one of the most exciting experiences in Japan.  My Swedish friends, who were sumo newbies, asked me to help them get tickets and go along with them.  It’s not hard to accept an invite like that one. (more…)

At the May Sumo tournament

On the opening day of the May Sumo tournament earlier this month, and I was at Kokugikan in Ryogoku to enjoy the action.  I had some friends of a friend visiting Japan, with a brief to take them somewhere good.  I worked out how to buy tickets online, got some seats a few days in advance, and then got my visitors to start looking forward to the opening day action. (more…)

Australia -v- Japan World Cup Qualifier, Yokohama

Last Wednesday was a public holiday in Japan, and also the date of the Australia -v- Japan FIFA World Qualifier match at Nissan Stadium, Yokohama.  Thanks to my brother-in-law back in Melbourne, I managed to secure 2 tickets to the game.

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Penalty!

But no score. 0-0 still in the World Cup qualifier game between Australia and Japan. (more…)

Inside Nissan Stadium

It’s green & gold inside this section of Nissan Stadium, waiting for the World Cup qualifier game between Australia and Japan to start. (more…)

Nissan stadium

Nearly at the ground for the big World Cup qualifier game between Australia and Japan! (more…)