Halfpipe champion Aono claims second victory

More Sports / Winter Sports Feb 14, 2016

Halfpipe champion Aono claims second victory

Ryo Aono, who has already secured his third overall World Cup halfpipe title, won his second event of the season on Sunday. The 25-year-old scored 94.25 points for his 12th career win, a week after winning the championship for the first time in seven years. ...

Takeuchi seeks second medal

Olympics / Winter Olympics / Snowboarding Feb 21, 2014

Takeuchi seeks second medal

Snowboarder Tomoka Takeuchi, who took the silver medal in the women's parallel giant slalom at the Sochi Winter Games on Wednesday, hopes to grab another medal in Saturday's parallel slalom, despite a patchy history in the event. The first Japanese female boarder to win an ...

Travel Dec 2, 2001

Ski trips easy to book without using Japanese

If you can't speak Japanese or you don't want the hassle of booking trains and hotels before embarking on a ski or snowboarding trip, there are people who can make the arrangements for you. Beltop Travel Services in Tokyo has been organizing ski tours for ...

Need a powder fix in Japan? Go boarding out of bounds

Travel Dec 2, 2001

Need a powder fix in Japan? Go boarding out of bounds

by Mark Thompson

Anyone who has skied or boarded on a weekend in Japan knows the story: the well-groomed slopes, blanketed with skiers and boarders making their way up and down as loudspeakers blare pop music and shrill announcements. And then there are the cattle-corral cafeterias, the ...