At Samurai Sports, we’re committed to providing you access to an active lifestyle in Japan. Whether you want to take your bike to the mountains, compete in a triathlon, or discover new running routes, you can be a part of the amazing world of sports and fitness that Japan has to offer. Register for races, book activities, and learn about Japan – in English!
Don’t let the language barrier stop you. Explore Japan your way with Samurai Sports – your gateway to sports in Japan.
A-1 is the top dog boss man of Samurai Sports. Though born Eiichi, we call him A-1 because Ei = A and ichi = 1. Since his college student days at UC San Diego, A-1 has travelled all over the world doing his favorite things like cycling, jogging, fishing and drinking beer. For more than 20 years, he has called Hawai’i home and has built up Sports Navigator Hawai’i, a leading sports marketing business.
As a kid, Shigeo thought he wanted to work for the police department but he has opted to pursue an undeniably more colorful career in the world of sports. He spends his time listening to jazz, or to his two children who seem to be growing up a little too fast. Shigeo would like to visit the South Pole but he also strongly dislikes cold places.
Born in Singapore and raised in Malaysia, Faith holds a Japanese passport, a BA from Southern Methodist University, and M.Ed from Vanderbilt University. She trains regularly year-round for her triathlon pursuits and hopes to qualify for her second 70.3 World Championship in 2019. Faith loves dogs, hates celery, and is always hungry.
Based in Hawai’i since June 2016, Masa is our all around tech master. He boasts years of experience in web design, site management, and programming for various publishing, advertising, and startup firms. We give him lots of problems every day and he fixes them for us – Masa has all of the answers.
Based in Japan, Fusako spent more than ten years of her life in Italy, the United States, and the United Kingdom. She enjoys watching soccer and is looking forward to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Fusako is part of a futsal team and regularly trains, rain or shine. Though she lives in Tokyo, she wishes she could spend more time in the mountains, oceans, and rivers.
Manuel graduated from the University of London and spent several years working in Japan. Through his experiences he learned that sports creates opportunities for people from different backgrounds to come together as a team to achieve a common goal.
Originally from Orange County (CA), Rei graduated from the University of Washington and moved to Hawaii in 2016. She enjoys running, hiking, and watching sports (Go Angels! Go Seahawks!) while drinking an ice cold beer with her friends. You can often find Rei at her second home – the wonderful world of Disneyland.
Raised by his Japanese mother and American father, David grew up in Japan with his three siblings in bilingual household. From an early age, he was exposed to two different cultures but he promised to himself that he would explore his American roots upon graduating high school. Eventually, David packed his bags and moved to Hawai’i in order to put his energy into what he really loves – sports. Follow your dreams. Be like David.