Category Archive: Japan

TENNIS: Nishikori vs Nishikori, portrait of an athlete’s internal struggle

Kei Nishikori is Japan’s best male tennis player ever, and he’s capable of challenging the world’s top players. He also breaks the stereotype of the typical stoic Japanese athlete, by wearing his emotions… Continue reading

TENNIS: fun shots of giants, dwarfs, and conjoined twins at Japan Open 2011

See the full gallery on Posterous -Mardy Fish shows why tennis can be a dangerous sport for men -Conjoined twins separated at birth, Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal reunite at Japan Open in… Continue reading

Andy Murray wins Japan Open 2011 over Nadal

more Japan Open tennis photos by Christopher Johnson at http://www.flickr.com/globalite See the full gallery on Posterous

Rafael Nadal, the Dragonball of tennis

See more photos at http://www.flickr.com/photos/globalite/sets/72157625105179960/ Read more: http://www.cnngo.com/tokyo/play/rafael-nadal-dragon-ball-tennis-216638#ixzz12Vz8232h Chinese version at http://www.cnngo.com/zh-hant/tokyo/play/rafael-nadal-dragon-ball-tennis-416336 Rafael Nadal: The ‘Dragon Ball’ of tennis Rafael Nadal reveals a childhood love of the anime series during the Japan Open tennis tournament… Continue reading

Milos Raonic of Canada nearly upsets Nadal

TENNIS: teenager Raonic gives Canada hope

see more photos at http://www.flickr.com/photos/globalite/sets/72157625105179960/ Christopher Johnson, National Post · Friday, Oct. 8, 2010   TOKYO – Milos Raonic, perhaps Canada’s top tennis prospect in years, hit 14 aces and challenged world No.… Continue reading

Tennis: Few Asians reach the top — NY Times, IHT

Tennis: Few Asians reach the top ranks  http://www.nytimes.com/2007/02/06/sports/06iht-tennis.4492642.html http://www.iht.com/articles/2007/02/06/news/tennis.php Christopher Johnson, Tuesday, February 6, 2007 TOKYO–  From the synthetic surfaces of Japan to the newly paved courts of Thailand and China, Asia has… Continue reading