I receive many requests for help with entering races in Japan. In many cases I`m willing to do this, but bear in mind before contacting me that races here usually close entry at least a month beforehand, often much longer. Races do not have race day entry and race directors are not willing to make special exceptions for foreigners. If you are coming to Japan for, say, a business trip in two weeks, it is not possible to enter a race. In such circumstances I`m happy to assist with arranging for training runs with clubs based in the Tokyo area, but races are not an option. If you are making longer-range plans then it may be possible to find a suitable event, so feel free to contact me.
Three websites, all in Japanese, offer comprehensive listings of upcoming races and online race entry: