Kurihara enthused by showing at veteran combine

Mar 31, 2015

Kurihara enthused by showing at veteran combine

Takashi Kurihara’s ultimate dream of playing in the National Football League isn’t over yet. In fact, he feels stronger than ever. The Japanese wide receiver tested himself at the inaugural NFL Veteran Combine on March 22 in Arizona. He was one of over 100 ...

Kawabuchi doubles down on Japan 2024 Task Force agenda

Mar 25, 2015

Kawabuchi doubles down on Japan 2024 Task Force agenda

Change can be quite difficult, and there’s often resistance to it. Reforming the Japan Basketball Association fits that description, too. And ushering in a new, unified era for men’s professional basketball here does not go hand in hand with all key leaders nodding their ...

Nadeshiko League raring to go in World Cup year

Mar 23, 2015

Nadeshiko League raring to go in World Cup year

With the Women’s World Cup taking place in June, Japanese women’s soccer is entering a key year and hopes are high. The domestic Nadeshiko League gets under way this weekend across the nation, with the captains and managers of the 10 first-division clubs speaking ...

Pilots coach Reveno cherished time in Japan

Mar 21, 2015

Pilots coach Reveno cherished time in Japan

“Konnichiwa.” As he came out of the locker room after his team’s regular season finale against the University of San Diego at the Chiles Center and found this Japanese reporter waiting for him, Eric Reveno used the Japanese greeting instead of the standard English ...

JX signs on as latest sponsor for 2020 Olympics

Mar 18, 2015

JX signs on as latest sponsor for 2020 Olympics

JX Nippon Oil and Energy Corporation has become the sixth Gold Partner, or a top domestic sponsor, for the 2020 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games, the Japan Olympic Committee announced on Wednesday. The contract term began Wednesday and will last until December 31, 2020. ...

Former Japan women's coach Brown still going strong

Mar 18, 2015

Former Japan women's coach Brown still going strong

In a basketball coaching career spanning almost half a century, Herb Brown has built a strong reputation and accumulated a wealth of experience in the NBA and NCAA. Among his numerous stops, his spell with the Japan women’s national team wound up being a ...

Former NBL coach Lang enjoying new role with Jazz

Mar 11, 2015

Former NBL coach Lang enjoying new role with Jazz

Antonio Lang, who was the head coach of the Mitsubishi Diamond Dolphins in Japan until the end of last season, was fortunate enough to earn a job as an assistant with the NBA’s Utah Jazz this season. But he’s got no time to celebrate, ...