Czech Republic cagers edge Japan in exhibition

Aug 14, 2015

Czech Republic cagers edge Japan in exhibition

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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 ...

Kurihara sparks Japan women in rout of Taiwan

Aug 13, 2015

Kurihara sparks Japan women in rout of Taiwan

Shooting guard Mika Kurihara hit five 3-pointers and scored 17 points to lead the Japan women’s national team to a 92-52 win over the Taiwan national squad in an exhibition at Chiba Port Arena on Thursday. For Japan’s top-flight team, it was its first ...

China, Philippines vying to host 2019 FIBA World Cup

Aug 6, 2015

China, Philippines vying to host 2019 FIBA World Cup

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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. ...

Apr 14, 2015

Kawabuchi to be named JBA chief: source

Saburo Kawabuchi, the former head of the Japan Football Association, will be appointed as new chairman of the Japan Basketball Association, an informed source said Tuesday. Kawabuchi, honorary president of the JFA, heads a reform task force instigated by the International Basketball Federation (FIBA), ...

FIBA chief Baumann strikes tough tone on JBA ban

Dec 18, 2014

FIBA chief Baumann strikes tough tone on JBA ban

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FIBA secretary general Patrick Baumann repeatedly stated that the Japan Basketball Association’s “lack of vision” is a fundamental problem stunting the sport’s development throughout the nation. During a Thursday morning news conference, Baumann spoke with an authoritative tone about serious issues facing the Japan ...