Hi..I'm take393, today I'd like to refer to soccer, which English people and some others call football. As I guess at least Japanese and American people call 'soccer' instead of saying 'football'..so I'll call it that way.
Well..actually, soccer has become popular these days, especially for developing countries like Iraq, North Korea, as well as developed countries like Japan, the US, Canada, most European nations, and some other Asian countries.
I don't know it's origin when the soccer game held for the first time in their history, nor do I know how it went on to cover the ensuing fanatics such as hooligans that spread throughout the world, in proportion to their industry became more prosperous...You know what I mean?
What I'd like to say is...soccer may have something to do with their industry, I mean...the more games penetrated to these people throughout the country, the more economy or politics become prosperous to their countries. I'm afraid I'm not sure how it affects to those social realms for the time being.
Remember 'The World Cup' which was held in 2002?
During the games that took place in Tokyo and Seoul, the figure indicated that the amount of tourists for short staying in both countries has doubled throughout a year. And one more thing I can surely say is...these 2 countries became more populated after The World Cup was taken place...what do you think?
Regardless of the fact that I tried to mention about the soccer, I must admit 'I'm ignorant of it'...I don't know any particular reasons why, but I had some terrible experiences in my youth. That was a sort of bullying which some weak people had to get through with it, so that it often applied to me as well. I had to spend hard times when I was in middle school, and I used to think of how to get away from it around the clock.
I think those experiences appeared to me as a trauma later when I grew up, and let me fall on deaf ears whenever anybody talked to me about soccer.
But it goes without saying, soccer is one of the most popular sports in Japan these days, especially ever since 'J Leagues' has given birth to this country. What if somebody knew the fact that I was almost blind about it...they might regard me as weird. But I'll try to change my mind set from now on, and try to consider how to work on it in the early phase of some learning curves. Actually there's a person who's gonna try to help me out from scratch how to enjoy games.
Once I've known its rules inside out, and if I were into it, I'm sure it would get me more activated, like hopping around from bar to bar, finding out some supporters to talk with overnight, and sometimes I might even brag about my favorite team, you know. But I'm not sure how it goes so far.
Alright, we'll stop there...see ya !