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    Is There Hope for Japanese Jūdō?


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    Post by noboru Fri Apr 15, 2016 5:41 pm

    3 years old article about judo in Japan.

    Is There Hope for Japanese Jūdō?

    Revelations of physical and verbal abuse by a Japanese jūdō coach have damaged the reputation of an athletic community already smarting from a string of disappointing international showings. Social economist Matsubara Ryūichirō, himself a third-degree black belt, explores the roots of the crisis and prospects for the sport’s rehabilitation.

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    Post by NBK Tue Apr 19, 2016 12:33 pm

    Very dated.

    Uemura kanchô was ousted as the head of the All Japan Judo Federation after another scandal came to light - widespread financial corruption (coaches taking stipends for developing programs and athletes but no work - and kickbacks of a large portion of those stipends) and coverups of sexual harassment by executives. A couple of guys on the board forced him and other Kodokan board members out. The new head of the AJJF is a no nonsense guy from the business world, and his #2 is a retired police executive who dealt with organized crime.

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