Sports Talk presented by JAPAN Forward

Sports Talk presented by JAPAN Forward


Latest Episodes

#12 Sports Talk ― Matt Beyer Outlines Ambitious Vision for East Asia Super League
August 02, 2022

Matt Beyer, EASL’s CEO, recalls working as a Chinese interpreter for the NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks and shares insights on the plans for his league’s inaugural season.

#11 Sports Talk ― Motofumi Iguchi Delivers Informed Analysis of B.League
June 25, 2022

Motofumi Iguchi, the sports commentator, weighs in on the rapid growth of pro basketball in Japan in recent years, highlighting trends, trademarks and top issues in the league.

#10 Sports Talk ― Baseball Banter with Jim Armstrong as NPB’s Interleague Play Dominates the Headlines
June 07, 2022

Insights on Roki Sasaki’s rising fame, other young stars to keep an eye on, Yoshihisa Hirano’s brilliant career as a closer, and much more.

#9 Sports Talk ― Luke Evans Finds a Second Home in Japan’s Basketball World
May 22, 2022

Listen in as power forward Luke Evans of the Fighting Eagles Nagoya, a B.League second-division club, reflects on his successful first season with the team.

#8 Sports Talk ― Shawn Dennis on the Challenge of Building Winning Culture with Nagoya
April 29, 2022

In his first season in Nagoya, the Australian bench boss has put his stamp on the Diamond Dolphins and elevated expectations for the B. League club.

#7 Sports Talk ― Jim Armstrong Discusses New Fighters Manager Tsuyoshi Shinjo’s Leadership Style
April 13, 2022

Easygoing, quirky and a hands-on skipper, Shinjo is a breath of fresh air in Nippon Professional Baseball, which often appears set in its ways, the veteran sports reporter points out.

#6 Sports Talk ― Rich Glesmann Builds Foundation for Ibaraki Robots in the B. League
April 04, 2022

The head coach, an American, is in his second season with the Robots, and working to establish a blueprint for success after the team’s promotion in 2021 to the B. League’s top division.

#6 Sports Talk ― Rich Glesmann Builds Foundation for Ibaraki Robots in the B. League
April 03, 2022

The head coach, an American, is in his second season with the Robots, and working to establish a blueprint for success after the team’s promotion in 2021 to the B. League’s top division. The post #6 Sports Talk ― Rich Glesmann Builds Foundation for Ibarak

[JAPAN SPORTS NOTEBOOK] Golfer Mao Saigo Off to a Great Start in the JLPGA Tour Season
April 03, 2022

Mao Saigo is one of Japan’s young, rising stars in women’s golf.  Moreover, the start of the 2022 JLPGA Tour season has provided ample evidence that her overall performance last year was no fluke. There have been four completed tournaments thi

[JAPAN SPORTS NOTEBOOK] Golfer Mao Saigo Off to a Great Start in the JLPGA Tour Season
April 03, 2022

The 20-year-old won three of the first five tournaments to open the 2022 campaign. The post [JAPAN SPORTS NOTEBOOK] Golfer Mao Saigo Off to a Great Start in the JLPGA Tour Season first appeared on JAPAN Forward. Related posts: [JAPAN SPORTS NOTEBOOK] Ir