Japan national kabaddi team

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The Japan national kabaddi team represents Japan in international kabaddi. It made its way to the semi finals in 2007 world cup of kabbadi which was its best achievement. It is currently led by Mashayuki Shimokawa

Japan Constitutional monarchy in East Asia

Japan is an island country in East Asia. Located in the Pacific Ocean, it lies off the eastern coast of the Asian continent and stretches from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and the Philippine Sea in the south.

Kabaddi contact sport originated in Indian subcontinent

Kabaddi is a contact team sport. Played between two teams of seven players, the objective of the game is for a single player on offence, referred to as a "raider", to run into the opposing team's half of a court, tag out as many of their defenders as possible, and return to their own half of the court, all without being tackled by the defenders, and in a single breath. Points are scored for each player tagged by the raider, while the opposing team earns a point for stopping the raider. Players are taken out of the game if they are tagged or tackled, but are brought back in for each point scored by their team from a tag or tackle.

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Asian Games

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Kabaddi was contested by six teams at the 1998 Asian Games in Srinakharinwirot University, Bangkok, Thailand from December 13 to December 16.

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