There are regional differences in the popularity of sports. Here is a discussion and list of the most popular searched sports in japan, using online searches as the measure of popularity. See more on japan's most popular sport.
Popular Sports Search Terms in Japan
Here are the most searched for sports names in Japan, useful to gage the relative popularity of particular sports. The data is collected over a four year period to account for the effect of annual events and other major events that may occur every four years. For this list only the search popularity of sports names or words describing a group of sports (e.g. football) is included.
|Rank||Sport||Search Volume||Japanese Translation|
|8||フットサル||5||Futsal (indoor soccer)|
- This list is derived from Google Insights for Search, collected over a four year period (Jan 2007 to Jan 2011). Search volume is a relative term (reflecting how many searches have been done for a particular term, relative to the total number of searches done on Google), and does not represent an actual number of searches. The sport names on the list are extracted from only the top 20 search terms in the category 'sport', so the number of sports will vary.
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