Toshiba edges Toyota Motors for Emperor's Cup title

Jan 13, 2014

Toshiba edges Toyota Motors for Emperor's Cup title

When a big title is on the line, a winner is often decided by how resilient it is. On Monday afternoon, both the Toshiba Brave Thunders and Toyota Motors Alvark exhibited this before a big crowd of over 7,500 at Yoyogi National Gymnasium. But ...

Sunflowers reign supreme in Empress' Cup

Jan 12, 2014

Sunflowers reign supreme in Empress' Cup

The JX-Eneos Sunflowers captured the Empress’ Cup, which, according to their veteran point guard Asami Yoshida, had always belonged to them. A pair of Japan national team inside players, Yuka Mamiya and Ramu Tokashiki, scored 22 points and 16 point, respectively, to guide the ...

Alvark roar back to reach All-Japan Championship final

Jan 11, 2014

Alvark roar back to reach All-Japan Championship final

The Alvark looked dead and buried early on in the game. But still they found a way to survive. Toyota Motors rebounded from a 28-point deficit in the second quarter and ended up punching its ticket to the championship game of the single-elimination All-Japan ...

Alvark down Diamond Dolphins in Emperor's Cup quarterfinals

Jan 5, 2014

Alvark down Diamond Dolphins in Emperor's Cup quarterfinals

The Toyota Motors Alvark didn’t have much spark offensively, but still managed to finish with a W, thanks to their defensive efforts in a 67-56 win over the Mitsubishi Electric Diamond Dolphins in the quarterfinals of the All-Japan Championship on Sunday. The Alvark will ...

Aisin routs Tsukuba, books spot in Emperor's Cup semifinals

Jan 4, 2014

Aisin routs Tsukuba, books spot in Emperor's Cup semifinals

Former UConn player Gavin Edwards and NBL rookie Makoto Hiejima scored 22 points apiece to help the Aisin SeaHorses advance to the semifinals of the 89th All-Japan Championship with a 96-79 win over the Tsukuba Robots on Saturday. Edwards, a 207-cm player, had a ...

Hachimura powers Meisei High to Winter Cup title

Dec 29, 2013

Hachimura powers Meisei High to Winter Cup title

Freshman sensation Louis Hachimura scored 32 points to guide Sendai’s Meisei High School to its second-ever Winter Cup title with a 92-78 victory over Fukuoka University Ohori in the boys’ final of the 44th All-Japan High School Tournament on Sunday. “I was so moved,” ...

Parker stars as West beats East in NBL All-Star Game

Dec 29, 2013

Parker stars as West beats East in NBL All-Star Game

Wakayama Trians player Michael Parker scored 27 points and cleaned the boards 15 times as the Western Conference defeated the Eastern Conference 114-106 in the NBL All-Star Game at Tokyo’s Ota City General Gymnasium on Sunday night. Parker was named MVP after the game. ...

Oka Gakuen captures back-to-back Winter Cup titles

Dec 28, 2013

Oka Gakuen captures back-to-back Winter Cup titles

Oka Gakuen didn’t repeat its nearly miserable state of the previous day. But it did repeat as champion. The Nagoya school kept its cool in the significant phase of the final quarter and successfully grabbed its second straight Winter Cup trophy with a 79-69 ...

Gamba wait for new site

Dec 28, 2013

Gamba wait for new site

Gamba Osaka, one of the original J. League members, will move into a brand-new stadium as early as 2016. And their new house will be built in an unprecedented way. The Kansai club tried to erect it through fundraising and smartly capitalizing on national ...