Kobe Japan Sports
Vissel Kobe, one of J-League's most popular teams, will embark on a historic tour when the club heads to Los Angeles for the 2019 US tour. The games and training sessions will be a great opportunity for Vissel and the Kobe J League to attract new fans as the team tries to capitalize on the popularity of its home advantage in Japan.
If you stay in Kobe, there are some excellent upscale hotels in the city, including the Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Hyatt Regency Los Angeles and Westwood Hotel. If you can find enough players for a game, you can even rent a seat, but the stadium is just a few blocks from the LA Convention Center and a short drive from LAX.
The local club Vissel Kobe plays in the highest league J1 and is the reigning Kaiser's Cup winner. The club itself won the first World Cup of Japan rugby league in 1935 and again the following year. Today, Kobe Steel Rugby Club is the second largest rugby club in Japan and the third largest in Europe. In addition to its top club, the Kobelco Steelers, which owns Kobe Steel, it is also the top league champion with a record of 11 wins in its last 12 games.
With the exception of the World Cup, Japanese rugby has always played side by side with rugby league in the United States and rugby union in Europe.
Nadahama Sports Zone, home to Kobe Steel Rugby Club, is open to the general public. Japanese Rugby and introduced many activities to support the sport. To encourage this, the number of companies officially recognising the Kobe Steel Rugby Club has begun to grow. Over time, we also began to focus on fostering the unity and team spirit of our employees and broadening the horizons of our sport to a wider range of sports such as rugby league, rugby union, football, football, basketball, baseball, golf, tennis, lacrosse, volleyball and more.
From there, visitors can also touch and watch all matches played in Kobe during the tournament and touch it down at the Kobe Steel Rugby Club training facility. Japan's team will play South Africa in the 2015 Rugby World Cup.
Hirotaka Mita was Kobe's top scorer last season, and the dynamic midfielder is also in Kobe training camp. If you look at this mash-up - from Kobe and MJ - you see some similarities: both top athletes who love to score (literally) go head to head.
The 18-time NBA All-Star has inspired countless players, including Kobe's son Kobe Jr. and his son Kobe III. Japanese, he touched the hearts of everyone and he is a player whose presence will be missed.
But it is in China that Bryant's international tastes have become most obvious and important. Japanese steak (seriously, Kobe was named after him), but he must have been born and raised in Hyogo Prefecture. He came from a family of three brothers, all of whom must have been born or raised in the prefectures of Hyogosu.
Kobe borders Japan, China, South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong and the United States and also has a lot of nature to offer. Notable buildings include the Kobe National Museum, Japan Museum of Science and Technology and the Japanese Embassy. Kobe is also famous for the Arima Onsen hot springs, but it also houses some of the most famous restaurants and hotels in the world, such as the Kobe Hotel and Kobe Cafe.
For adults who want to shoot a few hoops, Nishi High School in Kobe offers courses for beginners and advanced students. Mizuno Soccer School offers weekly sessions with monthly fees starting at 4,400 yen, and there are two other football schools in the city, the Kobe Soccer Academy and the Tokyo Sports Academy. The pre-Olympic training facilities offer a variety of sports such as basketball, football, volleyball, baseball, tennis and football.
Although basketball is less popular than baseball and football, Kobe has a professional basketball league called the B-League. Japanese enjoy watching the high school national baseball championships, which take place every summer, as well as the professional league.
These communities exist hand in hand and we will continue to contribute to society through our sport. SCIX is committed to inviting local primary school children to take part in this new sport as part of its educational programme. The KOBELCO Cup, sponsored for 10 years by the Japanese Rugby Football Federation (JRF) and the Japanese Rugby Union (RFU), will further strengthen and broaden the sport's horizons and promote strong international players. In time, Japanese rugby will make an even greater contribution to its popularity.
In the following section, we present the last contribution that Kobe Steel makes to society through sport, the KOBELCO Cup, as well as some of the lasting contributions that we have made to our society.