Yuru: Japanese Sports

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Recently in Japan there were created new games, which are called “yuru” or quiet sports. Here the experienced players and beginners, children and adults compete with each other on equal terms. Among more than 50 types of sports the most famous one is table tennis, where the players are given racquets with holes and in case of handball the hands and the ball are covered with liquid soap in order to make them slippery. Many games are envisaged for the improvement of health of the people, who cannot or don’t want to go in for sports. Like for example, games, which are envisaged for the elderly and where only the power of voice is necessary to win the game.

the material is taken from Embassy of Japan in Armenia

translated from Armenian into English by M.Vardanyan