Hiroshi Ikezawa

For Hiroshi Ikezawa's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

IBM Big Blue edge Lixil Deers for Pearl Bowl title

Jun 14, 2016

IBM Big Blue edge Lixil Deers for Pearl Bowl title

A controversial call cost the Lixil Deers a Pearl Bowl victory and gave the IBM BigBlue a first X League title. Kevin Craft threw three touchdown passes as the BigBlue survived a late comeback by the Deers to wrap up a 21-20 victory in ...

Kawaguchi developed unique training skills overseas

Apr 22, 2016

Kawaguchi developed unique training skills overseas

Masafumi Kawaguchi is not interested in the past. Not even in his brilliant American football career. What he values are his experiences, which have helped him establish his unique training method. “European and American athletes use their bodies in a completely different way from ...

Impulse down Frontiers to win Japan X Bowl

Dec 14, 2015

Impulse down Frontiers to win Japan X Bowl

The X League championship is heading to western Japan for the first time since 2008. So is the overall national championship. Tetsuo Takata threw a 15-yard touchdown pass to Taiji Koyama with 1:11 remaining as the Panasonic Impulse defeated the defending national champion Fujitsu ...

Frontiers, Impulse in X Bowl showdown

Dec 10, 2015

Frontiers, Impulse in X Bowl showdown

The X League’s No. 1 passer faces its stingiest defense when two undefeated teams fight for the X League championship in the Japan X Bowl on Monday at Tokyo Dome. The defending champion Fujitsu Frontiers quarterback Colby Cameron set the league’s single-season records for ...

Nihon University, Kwansei Gakuin settle for tie in Tokyo Bowl

Dec 6, 2015

Nihon University, Kwansei Gakuin settle for tie in Tokyo Bowl

Nihon University quarterback Ryosuke Nishizawa hit Hiroaki Yoshino with an 11-yard scoring strike and a successful two-point conversion tied the Tokyo Bowl at 17-17 with 1:16 remaining on Sunday. The score didn’t change as the Phoenix and their archrival Kwansei Gakuin University Fighters shared ...

Cameron leads Frontiers to win over Deers

Nov 15, 2015

Cameron leads Frontiers to win over Deers

Colby Cameron completed 35 of 48 passes for 304 yards and two TD passes to Takeshi Akiyama and scored another on an 8-yard run, leading the defending national champion Fujitsu Frontiers to a 34-24 victory over the Lixil Deers on Sunday at Yokohama Stadium. ...

Obic outplays IBM in second-stage opener

Oct 31, 2015

Obic outplays IBM in second-stage opener

Shun Sugawara, making his first start since Sept. 13, completed 19 of 30 passes for 226 yard and a score and Asaki Mochizuki had two rushing touchdowns as the Obic Seagulls beat the IBM BigBlue 34-26 on Saturday at Yokohama Stadium in the second-stage ...

Cameron, Fujitsu trounce Obic

Oct 17, 2015

Cameron, Fujitsu trounce Obic

Colby Cameron threw three touchdown passes and ran for another to lead the defending national champion Fujitsu Frontiers to a 41-7 rout of the Obic Seagulls on Saturday at Fujitsu Stadium Kawasaki. With the victory, the Frontiers (5-0) finished the season’s first stage in ...

Wawrinka claims Japan Open title after clinical win over Paire

Oct 11, 2015

Wawrinka claims Japan Open title after clinical win over Paire

Top-seeded Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland won his fourth ATP Tour title of the season on Sunday, defeating France’s Benoit Paire 6-2, 6-4 in the final of the Japan Open. It was the first championship win in Japan for Wawrinka, the reigning French Open champion, ...