Berlin Marathon 2018 HD – Kipchoge WR (2:01:39) (begin at km 25)
Finishing the Berlin marathon in less than two hours and two minutes, Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge set the new world record and cut his own personal best by well over a minute. The 33-year-old had won twice before in Berlin. (Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge breaks world record at Berlin marathon DW Date 16.09.2018)
“When I go to Japan, people are confused. From my name, they don’t expect to see a black girl,” she revealed. (US Open 2018: Naomi Osaka, the new face of tennis, gears up for another battle against ‘biggest idol’ Serena Williams. Anuradha Santhanam Sep 07, 2018 17:54:15 IST FIRSTPOST)
大坂なおみ選手が、日本生まれのテニス選手として初めて4大大会で優勝した。ハイチ系アメリカ人を父に、日本人を母に持つ大坂選手が優勝したことで、日本の昔ながらの人種についての感覚や、文化的なアイデンティティのとらえ方が問われている。（大坂なおみ優勝で｢日本人｣の定義は変わるか The New York Times / 東洋経済ONLINE 2018/09/13 15:00）
Tamaki was already seeing someone — a foreigner who also happened to be black. Her father erupted in outrage, excoriating her for bringing disgrace on the family. The couple moved south to Osaka, where both Tamaki and Francois, whose Japanese was improving, found work. For more than a decade, Tamaki would have virtually no contact with her family. (Naomi Osaka’s Breakthrough Game By Brook Larmer Aug. 23, 2018 The New York Times)
Tennis star Naomi Osaka reminds another reporter she’s “Haitian-Japanese” & grew up in a Haitian Household.” On Friday, Naomi became the 1st Haitian-Japanese woman to reach a Grand Slam final. She defeats Madison Keys 6-2, 6-4 & will face Serena Williams on Sat at the US Open. pic.twitter.com/6DqsftzZCc
通訳: Your performance and your victories remind us of an…old style Japanese. How do you think of those comments and what do you think of your own identity?
大坂選手: Wait me… I’m old style Japanese?
通訳: You remind everyone of the old Japanese style.
大坂選手: In tennis?
通訳: He wants to know how you feel about that and what you think of your own identity as Japanese.
Naomi Osaka’s US Open win is particularly meaningful for biracial Japanese. (SBS NEWS By Sarah Abo) In Japan, biracial citizens are rare, known as “haafu”. For her part, Osaka is not thinking too much about how her identity is perceived. “For me, I’m just me,” Osaka said on Thursday, when asked whether she represented a ‘new Japan’. “I know the way that I was brought up, people tell me I act kind of Japanese so I guess there is that. “But if you were talking about my tennis, I think my tennis is not very Japanese.”
Naomi Osaka’s U.S. Open win re-opens identity debate in Japan (THE ASSOCIATED PRESS / asahi.com September 14, 2018 at 18:25 JST) For me, it’s just who I am,” she said. “When someone asks me a question like that, it really throws me off because then I really have to think about it. I don’t know. I don’t really think that I’m three separate–like mixes of whatever. I just think that I’m me. Osaka said people tell her that she acts “kind of Japanese.” But she added: “I think my tennis is not very Japanese.”
However, soon after her win, plenty of her own compatriots began questioning whether the rest of the dyaspora could celebrate this win as our own. Those unsettled by our selebrasyons for Naomi repeatedly asked how could we feel comfortable claiming her as our own when it was Japan, and not Haiti, who had gotten her to this moment.
She was not ours. We did not invest in her. Haitians, once again, were acting sans souci, shamelessly bragging about a win that is not even ours.
In the face of these words of shame, we have to re-examine exactly what does it mean to be Haitian, because clearly, we forget that our very own Emeline Michel reminds us that our flag lies under our skin, wherever we go. （Naomi Osaka: Who Gets to be Haitian? by VALERIE JEAN CHARLES, woymagazine.com 20180910）
2-2で迎えた後半アディショナルタイムに日本がCKを獲得。MF本田圭佑のキックはそのまま相手GKティボー・クルトワにキャッチされると、素早く前方のMFケビン・デ・ブライネにつながれベルギーの高速カウンターが発動した。自陣エリア前からドリブルで一気に持ち上がると、右サイドへパス。勢いよく駆け上がったDFトーマス・ムニエからラストパスがゴール前に送られると、FWロメル・ルカクがスルーし、最後は途中出場のMFナセル・シャドリが流し込んで勝負は決した。(「なんで追いつけんのやろ」 DF昌子もベルギー“速攻弾”に驚愕「気付けばゴール前」ニコニコニュース/Football ZONE web 2018/07/03 19:01)
Just as extra time looked inevitable, Belgium swept up field after Courtois caught a Japan corner. His simple throw released Kevin De Bruyne into acres of space; the Man City star spread the ball wide right for Thomas Meunier, and Chadli forced home the low cross after Lukaku‘s clever dummy. (Belgium complete remarkable rally from 2-0 down to defeat Japan. Nick Miller ESPN FC 3 Jul, 2018)
Belgium v Japan – 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ – Match 54
本田のCKがGKクルトワにキャッチされた瞬間、ベルギーの選手たちが同じ“青写真”を描いたのではないかと昌子は指摘した。実際、クルトワが前方へボールを放り投げると同時にベルギーは5人が一斉に駆け上がり、4人が置き去りにされた日本は後方に3人が残るのみ。(「なんで追いつけんのやろ」 DF昌子もベルギー“速攻弾”に驚愕「気付けばゴール前」ニコニコニュース/Football ZONE web 2018/07/03 19:01)
(DF長友選手）「あそこ、みんな帰らないと。死に物狂いで帰らないと、やっぱり点を取られてしまう」(「みんな死に物狂いで帰らないと…」 DF長友が“決勝弾献上シーン”の問題点を指摘 2018/07/03 23:00 Football ZONE web)
Japan go through but final group game ends in ‘mind-boggling farce’ (BBC 28 June 2018)
What do you expect? Any nation will do the same including England. So get off your high horse (24. Posted by rstlau7 on 28 Jun 2018 19:54)
Japanese coach took a risk and it paid off. Had they tried to score and got caught on the break he d probably lost his job. Qualifying rounds is about getting through and they did. I’ll be pretty sure all the Japanese fans will be happy with at least one more game and keeping alive in the competition. (17. Posted by vern on 28 Jun 2018 19:36)
What is the difference between this and England vs Belgium game now…? Haha (15. Posted by Hurdinho on 28 Jun 2018 19:31)
Japan lost more than just its match against Poland A FRESH “disgrace” has rocked the World Cup, as former players from around the globe lashed out in anger. (James Matthey@jamesmatthey news.com.au JUNE 29, 2018 1:36PM)
World Cup 2018: Japan go through but final group game ends in ‘mind-boggling farce’ (BBC 28 June 2018)