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Sports and Recreation in Osaka and Japan
Sports and Recreation play a large role in the Japanese community. Professional sports are just as competitive in Japan as they are in the U.S., and we have seen an increase in the success of Japanese athletes in U.S. professional sports.  
 
Japan Amateur Sports Association | Japanese  
Site of public-service organization promoting Japanese amateur sports. Provides info on National Sport festivals and sports clubs.  
 
Sports World Japan  
Site of Japan's international sports magazine. Daily and weekly news on wide range of popular sports, international and Japan.  
 
Kids Web Japan: Sports  
Overview of traditional sports such as sumo, kendo and aikido.  
 
Michiyo's Sports Info Japan | Japanese  
Detailed daily/monthly log of sports scene in Japan, with highlights. Covers professional/high school baseball, sumo, soccer, boxing, volleyball, olympic games, and more. Extensive information about sports teams and athletes available. Maintained by news reporter of Channel NewsAsia, who has worked 10 years for NHK Radio Japan.  
 
Sports and Games in Japan  
Jump-off page to site links on Japanese sports and games.  
 
Japan Baseball Daily  
Daily game reports, team reports and analysis for Japanese pro baseball. Includes stats for retired players, season leaders, award winners, and index of over 1000 japanese baseball-related links.  
 
Japanese Baseball Site  
 
Japanese Baseball Teams  
 
Professional Baseball in Japan  
 
Hanshin Tigers  
Official website of the Hanshin Tigers professional baseball team.  
 
Japanese Baseball History  
Website devoted to history of Japanese baseball.  
 
JapaneseBaseball.com  
 
JapaneseBaseball.com Forum | Japanese  
Online forum on baseball-related issues. Also includes baseball news and links.  
 
JBall -- Japanese Baseball  
Teams, Players, News, Foreigners, Past Stars, Managers, History of Japanese Baseball, Records, Japanese language relevent to watching and understanding baseball. Individually maintained.  
 
Nippon Professional Baseball  
Comprehensive information on Japan pro baseball including statistics, history, players, leagues and their rankings.  
 
Nippon Professional Baseball Official Stats | Japanese  
Official statistics for Japan's professional baseball leagues.
 
CHICAGO SPORTS & RECREATION
Our sports teams have some of the most loyal fans in the world. The Cubs, The White Sox, The Bears, The Bulls, The Blackhawks, all have a long history of accomplishments, and new teams such as Chicago Fire, are building a strong following as well.  
 
Stadiums and Arenas  
Wrigley Field - Chicago Cubs  
Cellular One Field - Chicago White Sox  
United Center - Chicago Bulls and Blackhawks  
Soldier Field - Chicago Bears  
 
ChicagoSports.com  
News, features, and more Chicago Sports information  
 
Chicago Park District  
Chicago Parks and Recreation Organization  
 
ChicagoCubs.com  
Northside MLB National League Professional Baseball Team  
 
ChiSox.com  
Southside MLB American League Professional Baseball Team  
 
ChicagoBears.com  
NFL Professional Football Team  
 
ChicagoBlackhawks.com  
NHL Professional Hockey Team  
 
Chicago-Fire.com  
MLS Professional Soccer Team
 

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