Hannah's Japan - Sports

Watch this video from National Geographic.  Then try the quiz.


1)Why is salt tossed into the ring?

2)What is chanko nabe?

3)What are yokozuna?



Read about traditional Japanese sports.  Which would you like to learn and why?



Watch the Spider Man Catch

Baseball is hugely popular in Japan. Watch this incredible 2010 catch, dubbed the Spider-Man Catch, by Hiroshima Carps baseball player (outfielder) Masato Akamatsu. Akamatsu was born in Kyoto in 1982. He started playing baseball at age four and was team captain at university.  He made his professional baseball debut in Yokohama in 2005.