Kwansei Gakuin can't match Fujitsu's size, strength in Rice Bowl

Jan 3, 2017

Kwansei Gakuin can't match Fujitsu's size, strength in Rice Bowl

With 28 Japanese collegiate titles, Kwansei Gakuin University is indisputably the most dominant college football team in this nation’s history. But even for the perennial winners, it’s a daunting task to beat the X League champions today. The Fighters were completely stomped by the ...

Taguchi shoulders WBA title, additional responsibility

Jan 2, 2017

Taguchi shoulders WBA title, additional responsibility

Ryoichi Taguchi showed up before the media at his Watanabe Gym on Monday with his WBA light flyweight belt draped over shoulder. He described it as “the only positive thing” that happened in his latest fight, against Carlos Canizales on New Year’s Eve. “I ...

Hard-working Tokashiki keeps sights set on ultimate goal

Dec 28, 2016

Hard-working Tokashiki keeps sights set on ultimate goal

Unlike for other players, the start of the 2016-17 Women’s Japan Basketball League season didn’t necessarily represent a fresh start for Jx-Eneos Sunflowers star player Ramu Tokashiki. The 25-year-old forward/center has basically been on the court for nearly two entire years, having also played ...

Dec 22, 2016

Former Laker Sacre set to join Sunrockers

Ex-Los Angeles Lakers center Robert Sacre will join the B. League’s Sunrockers Shibuya, a basketball insider told The Japan Times. According to the source, the 27-year-old big man is scheduled to arrive in Japan in early January. The annual single-elimination All-Japan Championship is being ...

Samurai Japan adds Astros' Aoki to WBC roster

Dec 21, 2016

Samurai Japan adds Astros' Aoki to WBC roster

Houston Astros outfielder Norichika Aoki has been added to the Samurai Japan roster for next spring’s World Baseball Classic, the team announced on Wednesday. The Japan national team revealed the first 18 players chosen for the roster a day earlier. The 19th man brings ...