Tokyo Marathon 2016 東京マラソン


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The 10th Tokyo Marathon was held on Feb. 27, 2016. These photos were taken near the 30 km checkpoint, near Asakusabashi Station. The runners had 10 km left to go.

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Tokyo Marathon 2015 東京マラソン


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The 9th Tokyo Marathon was held on Feb. 22, 2015. Costumes from the movie "Frozen" were popular this year. Took these photos at Tsukiji.

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Tokyo Marathon 2014 東京マラソン


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The 8th Tokyo Marathon was held on Feb. 23, 2014. As usual, many runners wore costumes. These photos were taken near Suitengu Station.

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Tokyo Marathon 2013 東京マラソン


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The 7th Tokyo Marathon was held on Feb. 24, 2013. As usual, many runners wore costumes. These photos were taken at the finish line at Tokyo Big Sight. It was a sunny, but cold and windy day when 96% of the 36,000 marathoners completed the run within 7 hours. A special treat was at the promenade where three-time wrestling gold medalist Saori Yoshida gave a talk and demo to kids.

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Tokyo Marathon 2012 and Expo 東京マラソン


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The 6th Tokyo Marathon was held on Feb. 26, 2012. As usual, many runners wore costumes. Also went to the Tokyo Marathon Expo at Tokyo Big Sight where Olympic gold medalist marathoner Naoko Takahashi was a guest speaker. These photos were taken at the finish line at Tokyo Big Sight.

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Tokyo Marathon 2011 東京マラソン


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The 5th Tokyo Marathon was held on Feb. 27, 2011, a warm, sunny day. Over 33,000 runners (including 2,502 foreigners) from among 330,000 applicants ran the full marathon and over 97% of them completed the marathon. As usual, many runners wore costumes. These photos were taken at the finish line at Tokyo Big Sight.

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Tokyo Marathon 2010 東京マラソン


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The 4th Tokyo Marathon with 32,000 runners was held on Feb. 28, 2010. I watched it at the finish line at Tokyo Big Sight when the winner came in. This is a massive collection costumed runners. Also see my YouTube video here.

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Tokyo Marathon 2008 東京マラソン


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The 2nd Tokyo Marathon and Japan's largest marathon with over 30,000 runners. The majority completed the course within 7 hours between 9:10 am at Shinjuku and 4:10 pm at Tokyo Big Sight. I watched it at the starting line in Shinjuku, the Shinagawa U-turn, Imperial Palace, and the finish line at Tokyo Big Sight. Photographed many great costumes worn by runners. Also see my video at YouTube.

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Tokyo Marathon 2007 東京マラソン


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The 1st Tokyo Marathon and Japan's largest marathon ever with over 30,000 runners. The majority (96.7%) completed the course within 7 hours between 9:10 am at Shinjuku and 4:10 pm at Tokyo Big Sight. Two-time Olympic medalist Arimori Yuko also ran in her last marathon. It was awesome, and I watched it at Ginza, Asakusa, and the finish line at Tokyo Big Sight. Also see the video at YouTube.

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bj league 2010 Final bjリーグ ファイナル 2010


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The bj-league pro basketball league held its final and championship game for the 2009-2010 season on May 23, 2010 at Ariake Coliseum in Tokyo. It was Osaka Evessa vs. Hamamatsu Higashi-Mikawa Phoenix. Special appearance by the Golden State Warrior Girls from California.

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Tokyo Apache vs. Toyama Grouses 東京アパッチ vs 富山グラウジーズ


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During the weekend of Dec. 27-28, 2008, bj-league pro basketball team Tokyo Apache played against the Toyama Grouses at Ariake Colliseum in Koto Ward, Tokyo. The first and last place teams played well. Many of these photos were shot from behind the hoop. Cheerleaders also added to the entertainment.

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Tokyo Apache vs. Ryukyu Golden Kings 東京アパッチ vs 琉球ゴールデンキングス


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Tokyo Apache is Tokyo's pro basketball team in the bj League. One of their home courts is the Ariake Colliseum in Koto Ward. On Nov. 29, 2008, I went to see them play against Ryukyu Golden Kings from Okinawa.

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All-Japan Judo 2005 全日本柔道選手権大会


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All-Japan Judo Championships held on April 29, 2005 at the Budokan in Tokyo. Winner was Keiji Suzuki who was also the Olympic judo champion in Athens in 2004.

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Athens 2004 Olympic Torch Relay アテネ2004オリンピック聖火リレー


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On June 6, 2004, the Athens Olympic Torch Relay came through Tokyo as it has been doing at all cities in the world which had held a Summer Olympics. I chased the flame for Athens at several points in Tokyo.

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Japan Cup Triathlon 2004


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The Japan Cup Triathlon was held on Oct. 24, 2004 at Odaiba, Tokyo. It started at 8:10 am with the women swimming 1.5 km, cycling 40 km, and running 10 km. Then it was the men's turn. Also see the video at YouTube.

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