Japanese people play every mainstream sport that the rest of the world play. they have there own traditional sports such as sumo wrestling and martial arts fighting but are also fond of baseball and soccer
Because they are people like everyone els, who like to have fun too. They want to play sports too. They need a hobbie and sports to play.
Some games played by ancient Japanese people are "Go", "Darumasan ga Koronda" and "Ohajiki". The Japanese also engaged in the art of origami, or paper folding.
In the gymnasium, in fields near the cities, and in religious precincts where sports were part of religious festivals.
There is no mention in the Bible of any sports that the ancient Hebrews might have played.
Ancient Greeks had sports such as running, wrestling, throwing a discus or javelin, and boxing.
although football and baseball are very popular in japan, the Japanese consider sumo to be their national and traditional sport.