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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:

Japan hoop legend Kohama dead at 84

Jan 13, 2017

Japan hoop legend Kohama dead at 84

Mototaka Kohama, affectionately known as the “Godfather of Japanese basketball,” died on Thursday. He was 84. Kohama passed away from pneumonia at a Tokyo hospital. He had been battling cancer. The coaching legend’s lifelong passion for the game inspired generations of players and coaches ...

Baranski stays cool as Alvark sweep past Albirex

/ Jan 2, 2017

Baranski stays cool as Alvark sweep past Albirex

Like every job, there is work-related pressure in basketball. How a team copes with the biggest pressure-packed moments is often the difference between winning and losing. Alvark Tokyo forward Zack Baranski handled that pressure with flying colors on Monday afternoon. In the pivotal third ...

Effective Evessa stifle 89ers

/ Dec 29, 2016

Effective Evessa stifle 89ers

The Osaka Evessa started and finished strong en route to a 79-67 victory over the visiting Sendai 89ers on Thursday night. The Evessa (16-12) jumped out to an 11-0 lead in the series opener in Osaka, and held the visitors to 36.8 percent shooting ...

Fazekas, Spangler shine for Kawasaki

/ | Dec 29, 2016

Fazekas, Spangler shine for Kawasaki

A season ago, established stars Nick Fazekas and Naoto Tsuji set the tone for the then-Toshiba Brave Thunders in the final NBL season. From a statistical standpoint, they were the driving force behind the team’s championship. Consider the dynamic duo’s performances in the decisive ...