Sports Talk presented by JAPAN Forward

Sports Talk presented by JAPAN Forward

Latest Episodes

#25 Sports Talk — Japan Series Review with Jim Armstrong
November 14, 2023

Lopsided wins and narrow victories produced different types of drama in the Japan Series. From start to finish, the series is discussed in a penetrating way.

#24 Sports Talk — Breaking Down Naoya Inoue vs Stephen Fulton
July 29, 2023

Naoya Inoue demonstrated his superiority against Fulton throughout the title fight and thrilled the audience by calling out his next challenger.

#20 Sports Talk ― JapanBall's Shane Barclay Discusses Baseball Tours and Love of the Game
March 10, 2023

Owner Shane Barclay outlines his company's baseball tour plans for Japan and elsewhere in 2023, highlighting his joy of sharing fun experiences with fans.

#19 Sports Talk ― Lord K2 Discusses His Passion for Sumo and Photography
February 11, 2023

Lord K2 reflects on showcasing the daily rhythm of the tradition-rich sport and capturing its essential characteristics in his new photography book "Sumo."

#18 Sports Talk ― Basketball Agent Debora Zoli Carves Out A Niche In A Crowded Landscape
December 19, 2022

For more than a decade, Debora Zoli has worked with players, coaches and pro teams around the world. Japan is her agency's biggest market.

#17 Sports Talk ― Christophe Lemaire Relishes The Competition Of Every Horse Race
November 24, 2022

After winning the Tenno Sho (Autumn) for the fourth time, Christophe Lemaire dishes out insights about racing, his rapport with horses and the current season.

#16 Sports Talk ― Insights On Japanese Figure Skating Success This Season With Jack Gallagher
November 05, 2022

With exceptional performances in the Junior Grand Prix campaign and a stellar start to the senior events, Japanese figure skating is enjoying a banner season.

#14 Sports Talk ― Fred Claire Looks Back On MLB Trailblazer Hideo Nomo’s Profound Impact
September 21, 2022

The ex-Dodgers GM called Nomo a history maker and a history changer related to the relationship between MLB and baseball in Japan.

#13 Sports Talk ― Jeff Fletcher Shares Insights About His New Book on Shohei Ohtani
August 19, 2022

Possessing an insiders knowledge of the Angels and Ohtani, Fletcher also presents an authoritative summary of the Japanese stars career to date.

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

Matt Beyer, EASLs CEO, recalls working as a Chinese interpreter for the NBAs Milwaukee Bucks and shares insights on the plans for his leagues inaugural season.