CNN Gets Coy with the Spirit of Tokyo

Former NFL player and current CNN correspondent Coy Wire gets to the very heart of Tokyo by exploring various areas where old meets the new in Japan’s bustling capital. Join Coy as he learns about the country’s modern sneaker obsession, tries creative reinventions of classic Japanese fare and discovers the nation’s unique passion for sports through its baseball and surfing scenes.

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JAPANESE BASEBALL FANSJAPANESE BASEBALL FANS

Baseball is one of the most popular sports in Japan. With mascots, cheerleaders, and a unique dance involving umbrellas, Coy Wire takes in the extraordinary atmosphere of a baseball game between two of the biggest rivals in sports: the Yakult Swallows versus the Yomiuri Giants.

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TOKYO’S SECRET SURF GETAWAYTOKYO’S SECRET SURF GETAWAY

Just a short ferry ride from the city center lies the beautiful Niijima Island. On Habushiura Beach, Coy Wire rides the waves with Masatoshi Ohno, one of Japan's most famous professional surfers. Ohno explains why many in the sport are increasingly excited for surfing to make it more popular.

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TOKYO’S RAMEN REVOLUTIONTOKYO’S RAMEN REVOLUTION

It's a simple Japanese dish featuring noodles, a few slices of pork, and a hardboiled egg in broth. But nothing says Tokyo like a hot bowl of ramen. Coy Wire visits several ramen restaurants where a new wave of young Japanese chefs are mixing up the classic – making it more creative, and more complex.

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TOKYO, A CAPITAL FOR SNEAKERHEADSTOKYO, A CAPITAL FOR SNEAKERHEADS

As the epicenter for collaborations between big sportswear brands and boutique designers, Tokyo’s shops offer a multitude of rare editions of sneakers. Coy Wire explores the scene with Hommyo Hidefumi, owner of Tokyo’s famous boutique sneaker shop Atmos.

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