With only one person out of a group of 32 having travelled there before before, Saint Peter's College First XV's trip to Japan was always going to be an incredible learning experience.
Our sports programme funds cultural activities for sports people and teams visiting Japan.
The Foundation's sports adviser Kirsty Sharp writes about her first visit to Japan, which she took earlier this year as part of the Japan Sports Forum.
Nine Auckland teenagers experienced the dream of all young judoka (judo practitioners) when they got to live and train at the spiritual home of judo, the Kodokan Institute, in central Tokyo in April.
Christchurch Girls' High School physical education teacher Nicola Richards writes about her experiences on the Foundation's Japan Sports Forum.
Sushi and sake, sure, but surfing, it’s not something people readily associate with Japan.
Find out about grants to help sports teams and individuals experience cultural activities while in Japan
The Foundation invites community groups to apply for community sports funding grants for sports groups travelling to Japan.
The Foundation's School Sports Fund provides opportunities for secondary students to engage in cultural activities while already in Japan on sports-related activities.