Shenzhen is Brimming with Sporting Vitality | The World in Shenzhen ⑬

Writer:   |  Editor: Zhang Chanwen  |  From: Shenzhen Daily  |  Updated: 2023-12-04

How do expatriates live their life and start a business in Shenzhen? What is Shenzhen like in their eyes? “The World in Shenzhen” will share with you their Shenzhen stories. This episode will share with viewers the colorful life of Japanese soccer coach Rakuyama Takashi in Shenzhen. Takashi came to China in 2011 to become the first Japanese player in the Chinese Super League, playing for Shenzhen soccer team. He retired as a professional soccer player in Shenzhen three years later and has since dedicated to youth soccer training here. He has trained an accumulative 1,000 teenagers. Takashi says he has been most impressed by Shenzheners’ love for sports. “Shenzhen is indeed an inclusive, international city. People like sports. Many fans often come play soccer here and you’ll see many others run marathon.”