Nadeshiko Japan will be stars in London 2012, but also role models. The sheer joy in Japan when the impressive ladies of their football team won the World Cup in Germany this summer was a pleasure to witness. Their victory was testament to the benefits of working hard and sticking to your beliefs even when you get little support or attention. Having struggled recently to get funding or publicity, the … Nadeshiko Japan
On Wednesday 27 July, we are marking one year to the London Olympics in 2012. We will be joined by two of Japan’s most exciting athletes, Kasumi Ishikawa, Japan’s number one table tennis player, and Wakako Tsuchida, the first Japanese athlete to hold gold medals from both the summer and winter Paralympics. It’s great for us to be able to welcome one of Japan’s best new talents and one of … One year to go!