College sports reformers stay positive despite setbacks

General Mar 12, 2018

College sports reformers stay positive despite setbacks

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Implementing change is often a painful procedure. That is apparently the case for the leaders working to revamp the landscape of college sports in Japan. It has been a couple of years since discussions aimed at forming a Japanese organization similar to the National Collegiate Athletic ...

Emmert offers insight on NCAA

General Sep 2, 2017

Emmert offers insight on NCAA

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Mark Emmert, the National Collegiate Athletic Association president, supports Japan trying to establish its own college sports governing body. Emmert, who stopped here after visiting Taipei for the World University Games, was invited to meet a group of leaders that are studying the U.S. model ...

Japanese collegiate sports study ends Phase 1

More Sports Apr 2, 2017

Japanese collegiate sports study ends Phase 1

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Japan is currently working to reform college sports and establish its own version of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), creating athletic departments at universities to help it function more efficiently. When that's accomplished, the hope is that it will benefit universities as a whole, ...

Takada aiming for NFL career

More Sports / Football Aug 23, 2014

Takada aiming for NFL career

by Hiroshi Ikezawa

Playing in the NFL is the ultimate dream of every kid who plays football. The majority, however, never get to see that dream come true. The window of opportunity to reach the NFL is even narrower if you don't live in the United States. But James ...