Sports Talk presented by JAPAN Forward

Sports Talk presented by JAPAN Forward


Latest Episodes

#5 Sports Talk ー Tom Hovasse Raises the Stakes for Japanese Basketball
November 17, 2021

The newly appointed Japan men’s basketball bench boss recalls his experience leading the women’s national team to a silver medal at the Tokyo Olympics and discusses the challenges of his new job.

#4 Sports Talk ー Surfing Rides Wave of Momentum into Olympics
May 28, 2021

Listen in as JAPAN Forward sports editor Ed Odeven and International Surfing Association President Fernando Aguerre engage in a wide-ranging talk about surfing, the 2021 World Surfing Games and how being selected as an Olympic sport for the first time ...

#3 Sports Talk ― Mie Kajikawa on Role of Sports to Empower Women
April 09, 2021

~~ Listen in as JAPAN Forward sports editor Ed Odeven and guest Mie Kajikawa talk about her career journey. Kajikawa, a volunteer interpreter at the 1998 Nagano Olympics, worked in the Detroit Pistons' community relations division during the 2004-05...

#2 Sports Talk ー The Skate Canada Controversy
March 04, 2021

Listen in as JAPAN Forward sports editor Ed Odeven and guest Jack Gallagher discuss legendary choreographer David Wilson’s recent remarks about Skate Canada and Canadian figure skating leadership.

#1 Sports Talk – Jack Gallagher and Figure Skating
February 13, 2021

Gallagher, who wrote his first piece for JAPAN Forward in January, shares his keen insights on two-time defending Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu in the run-up to the 2022 Winter Games.