Most Popular Sports in Japan

There are regional differences in the popularity of sports, the sports that are popular in japan can be very different to elsewhere around the world. Here is a discussion and lists of the most popular sports in Japan. See more lists of top sports by country.

Most Popular Searches

One measure of popularity is the number of times a sport is searched for online. Using data from the most popular search engine Google, we have created a list of the recent top Google searches for the last three months in the category "sports" in japan. This includes sport names as well as other sporting terms, so does not reflect the most popular sports. Another list, using only sport name searches over a four year period, has found the most popular sport in japan based on search volume is: golf

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Football (soccer) is clearly the world's most popular sport, and has the most popular athletes, but which sport has the fittest players (but not neccesarrily the greatest athlete). These players do not always earn the most.

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