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Japan World Cup

Greece Holds Off Japan After Red Card

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 06.19.2014 | Sports

Even playing with an extra man for much of the match, Japan could not break down the resolute Greece defense in a 0-0 draw at Estadio das Dunas in Nat...

HIGHLIGHTS: Drogba Sparks Ivory Coast Rally

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 06.14.2014 | Sports

Didier Drogba did not score a goal for the Ivory Coast. Didier Drogba did not even start for the Ivory Coast. But Didier Drogba seemed to make all the...

Think You're A Good Sports Fan? Japan Has You Beat.

The Huffington Post | Janie Campbell | Posted 06.15.2014 | Sports

Do you fancy yourself a good sports fan? Show up to games and color-coordinate your clothes? Own a replica jersey and maybe once made a sign? Nice...

Bizarre Japanese Video Game Actually Exists

The Huffington Post | Allie Compton | Posted 12.13.2011 | Comedy

What in all that exists (or doesn't) is going on in this video? The clip above is just one of several videos taken from a Japanese online game cal...

The Team of Women Who Brought Hope to Japan

Elisabeth Joy LaMotte, LICSW | Posted 09.17.2011 | Women
Elisabeth Joy LaMotte, LICSW

What was by far most striking was the reaction of the Japanese women when they won. There was no shoulder carrying, no shirts removed, no grand gestures. They lay on the ground, they hugged one another, and they seemed genuinely humbled by their victory.

Japan Dominates Sweden To Reach World Cup Final

AP | Posted 09.12.2011 | Sports

FRANKFURT, Germany — Homare Sawa made up for a huge error by scoring the go-ahead goal and Japan advanced to the World Cup final with a 3-1 vict...

WATCH: The Science Behind World Cup Penalty Kicks

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

After 120 grueling minutes, the score remained 0-0. Players were lying on the ground, exhausted. The match, however, was not over. Draws no lo...

World Cup: Paraguay Eliminates Japan On Penalty Kicks

AP/Huffington Post | FRANK GRIFFITHS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

PRETORIA, South Africa — Paraguay advanced to the World Cup quarterfinals for the first time with a 5-3 victory over Japan in penalty kicks afte...

Japan Eliminates Denmark From World Cup

AP/Huffington Post | BARRY HATTON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

RUSTENBERG, South Africa — Take a bow, Japan. Better yet, take two. You've advanced at the World Cup. Spectacular first-half goals by Keisuke H...

WATCH: Netherlands Beats Japan At World Cup

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

DURBAN, South Africa -- The Netherlands is showing it doesn't have to be flashy to win. Wesley Sneijder scored the only goal Saturday and the Netherl...

World Cup: Japan Beats Cameroon, 1-0

AP | RYAN LUCAS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

BLOEMFONTEIN, South Africa — Japan can so win a World Cup game outside its borders. Coming off four straight exhibition losses in the buildup t...