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Ed Odeven covers primarily basketball for The Japan Times. He reported on a wide range of sports from the 2008 Beijing Olympics and 2012 London Summer Games for this newspaper. A native of the Bronx, N.Y., Odeven is a graduate of Arizona State University. He previously worked for the Arizona Daily Sun in Flagstaff, Ariz., reporting on high school, collegiate, professional and Olympic sports (Flagstaff is a major international Olympic training site due to its high elevation) and writing a weekly column. His articles have appeared in Venezuela Online News, The Gleaner (Jamaica), the Monitor (Uganda), The Moscow Times, Swimming World Magazine and numerous other publications.

For Ed Odeven's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Suzuki shines for South Georgia Tech

| Apr 8, 2017

Suzuki shines for South Georgia Tech

The South Georgia Technical College women’s basketball team has quietly built a stellar program in recent years. With a vision and purposeful planning, coach James Frey, in his fifth season at the helm, and his staff have recruited smartly and found players, from near ...

Brex dominate fourth quarter in triumph over Alvark

/ Apr 1, 2017

Brex dominate fourth quarter in triumph over Alvark

After their series opener on Saturday, the Tochigi Brex and Alvark Tokyo have a combined 75 regular-season victories, and only have a combined 21 defeats. In their latest encounter, the fourth quarter belonged to the Brex, who earned an 80-66 triumph. Tochigi (39-9) used ...

Hot-shooting Jets soar past Levanga

/ Mar 26, 2017

Hot-shooting Jets soar past Levanga

The Chiba Jets shot 90.9 percent from the field in an entertaining first quarter. The Jets couldn’t maintain that remarkable rate for a full 40 minutes on Sunday against the Levanga Hokkaido, but their high-powered offense clicked for most of the game. Chiba defeated ...

Joho ignites Toyama offense in triumph over Yokohama

/ Mar 25, 2017

Joho ignites Toyama offense in triumph over Yokohama

Veteran shooting guard Masashi Joho delivered a vintage performance on Saturday to lead the Toyama Grouses to a 94-79 victory over the Yokohama B-Corsairs. Joho, a 34-year-old former bj-league MVP, drained 6 of 8 3-point shots and scored a game-high 29 points at Yokohama ...