Japan men bounce back against Czech Republic

Aug 15, 2015

Japan men bounce back against Czech Republic

A stingy defensive effort by the Japan men’s basketball team paid off as the home team cruised past the Czech Republic 65-54 in the second game of their three-game exhibition series at Yoyogi National Gymnasium No. 2 on Saturday. Big man Joji Takeuchi led ...

Czech Republic cagers edge Japan in exhibition

Aug 14, 2015

Czech Republic cagers edge Japan in exhibition

On Friday, the Japan men’s national team played its first official international contest since FIBA’s suspension of the Japan Basketball Association was officially lifted last Sunday. The result? Japan fell 68-66 to the Czech Republic in an exhibition match at Chiba Port Arena. Japan ...

Togashi to play in Italy

Aug 13, 2015

Togashi to play in Italy

Guard Yuki Togashi has signed a contract with the Dinamo Sassari of the Italian Serie A, the club announced Wednesday. According to Togashi’s agent So Kamoshida, the 167-cm Togashi signed a training camp contract and will have to battle for a spot on the ...

Watanabe ready to lead after worlds success

Aug 12, 2015

Watanabe ready to lead after worlds success

A rising star a couple of years ago, Kanako Watanabe has since grown rapidly and become a core presence on the Japanese national swimming team at the age of 18. The “Tobiuo Japan” team captured four medals, including three golds, at the FINA world ...

Kawabuchi welcomes end of Japan's international basketball ban

Aug 9, 2015

Kawabuchi welcomes end of Japan's international basketball ban

In his opening statement at a news conference on Sunday, Japan Basketball Association president Saburo Kawabuchi joked that there weren’t as many reporters and TV cameras as he had expected. But Kawabuchi understood the reason. He knew that the announcement he was about to ...

China awarded 2019 FIBA World Cup

Aug 7, 2015

China awarded 2019 FIBA World Cup

China will host the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup, the sport’s global governing body announced on Friday night in Tokyo. The organizing committees of the Philippines and China made final presentations at a Tokyo hotel before votes were cast by FIBA Central Board members. ...

China, Philippines vying to host 2019 FIBA World Cup

Aug 6, 2015

China, Philippines vying to host 2019 FIBA World Cup

Before the start of the three-day FIBA Central Board meeting on Friday, the Japan Basketball Association hosted a welcome party for the sport’s executives at a Tokyo hotel. The dignitaries included FIBA president Horacio Muratore and FIBA secretary general Patrick Baumann on Thursday night. ...

First wave of teams allocated for new hoop league

Jul 31, 2015

First wave of teams allocated for new hoop league

The Japan Professional Basketball League announced which divisions 20 of the teams that will make up the new men’s top circuit will play in on Thursday, following a meeting of the FIBA-led Japan 2024 Task Force. A total of 12 clubs have been allocated ...