Gift of Sports - Nishohi Charity Program
Nishohi

Gift of Sports - Nishohi Charity Program



WHAT IS “GIFT OF SPORTS”?

Most of us take sports for granted. An activity that some do to become an Olympics champion, win a local championship, make friends or just to release stress. Beside physical benefits, sports teach important values such as respect and discipline.

Unfortunately, for many people across the world, access to sports is not an easy thing. Whether it is because you risk your life training in a country at war, or because of a physical handicap or mental disease, many people are not able to practice sports and fulfill their dreams of competitions.

At Nishohi, we believe that sports should be accessible to everyone. We also believe that no matter how big or small your contribution is, whenever you can help, you should. This is the idea behind GIFT OF SPORTS. Every time you make a purchase on Nishohi, you have the option to add a donation to any of the organizations we support.

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News: NISHOHI partners with the Ukrainian Gymnastics Federation
Gymnastics

News: NISHOHI partners with the Ukrainian Gymnastics Federation


Tokyo, JAPAN - November 30, 2022

NISHOHI is very proud to announce that we have partnered with the Ukrainian Gymnastics Federation to become an official sponsor of the Senior and Junior Rhythmic Gymnastics Teams of Ukraine.

In the past year, all athletes and the staff of Team Ukraine have faced extremely challenging living and training conditions. From keeping themselves and their families safe, to finding a place to train, their lives have suddenly become a lot more difficult than they should be. However, despite all the hardships, the gymnasts have continued training relentlessly and have been competing at the highest level all over the world. Every competition they participate in, and every medal they bring home, is an inspiration to all of us. We truly admire their resilience, discipline, and determination.

NISHOHI is excited to be a part of Team Ukraine’s incredible journey and we are looking forward to a bright future where all their talents h

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All you need to know about ITTF and JTTA-approved table tennis equipment
Table Tennis

All you need to know about ITTF and JTTA-approved table tennis equipment


Competitive table tennis is an exciting and fast-paced sport that requires top-quality blades, rubbers, balls, tables, nets, and more. Athletes who are engaged in the sport thus need to use certified equipment during their games. Failure to do so can result in serious consequences such as the disqualification of the player and even the team.

It can be challenging, even confusing, to find genuine certified equipment which is why we’ve created this guide. By reading this article, you’ll learn everything you need to know to ensure that you have the right equipment.



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We’ll make sure that you have the right equipment by answering the following questions:

  • What is the difference between the ITTF and the JTTA?
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The story of JUIC Table Tennis
Table Tennis

The story of JUIC Table Tennis

From importing to creating passion...


On September 10, 1970, Juichiya Trading Co. was established and was mainly importing and exporting tennis equipment. After 10 years, they obtained the approval to manufacture their own table tennis equipment from the Japan Table Tennis Association. In 1988, it was decided to change the company name to Juic Co., Ltd.

Since the 1990s, their equipment has begun to be used by top players in Japan and overseas, including Wei Qingguang, Olympic Gold medalist in 1988. In 2006, Juic was entrusted with a table tennis school at "Central Sports" for the purpose of popularizing table tennis in Japan. Since then, they received a plaque of gratitude from other associations and federations.

On top of making equipment under their own brand, Juic is also an importer in Japan of overseas brands such as Dr Neubauer (Germany) and Cornilleau (France).

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The story of ARMSTRONG Table Tennis
Table Tennis

The story of ARMSTRONG Table Tennis

It all started with a sponge...


In March 1939, the first president, Rikizo Harada started manufacturing table tennis rackets in Inari-Cho, Taito-Ku and Moved to Higashiogu, Arakawa-Ku, in 1946 and started full scale production of table tennis rackets. After 4 years, Armstrong was officially recognized by the Japan Table Tennis Association (JTTAA) and become the first chairman of Japan Table Tennis Official Industry Association. In the same year, they moved to Nishi Nippori where the Tokyo Table Tennis Hall was built also, and this become a training ground of Ichiro Ogimura who was a former no. 1 table tennis player and other world class players.

In 1952, the first president, Rikizo invented a rubber with a sponge. This was disruptive for the industry as for the first time, players could not rely on the sound to anticipate the ball and the ball effects were a lot stronger than without sponge. Hiroji Sato who was not one of the favorite players but used

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The story of KUSAKURA - Martial Arts
Martial Arts

The story of KUSAKURA - Martial Arts

Kusakura’s origin takes us back 100 years to Osaka, the Japanese port city that was once home to a Samurai Commander remembered for his military feats. It was there that the founder of Kusakura paid tribute to the Samurai Commander by incorporating elements of his family crest into Kusakura’s trademark logo.

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The story of BUTTERFLY Table Tennis
Table Tennis

The story of BUTTERFLY Table Tennis

On a cold winter day in 1950, Tamasu Co. Ltd. came to life under the care of Hikosuke Tamasu, a Japanese WWII veteran with a love for table tennis. Mr. Tamasu’s vision was to provide the residents of his hometown with table tennis equipment, thereby encouraging the sport.

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The story of VICTAS Table Tennis
Table Tennis

The story of VICTAS Table Tennis

When Yamato Takkyu Inc. first opened its doors in 1931, it had just one product: celluloid balls. From there, the company grew to achieve many firsts including working with notable players such as Koki Niwa, Liam Pitchford, Jang Woojin, and more recently, Benedikt Duda.

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