Encouragement, advice helped steer Watanabe to GWU

Feb 19, 2014

Encouragement, advice helped steer Watanabe to GWU

by Kaz Nagatsuka

The recent decision by promising basketball prospect Yuta Watanabe to attend George Washington University next season came as bright news for his home country. And as much as Watanabe has rare talent, the 19-year-old out of Kagawa Prefecture has received valuable support from people ...

Watanabe opts to go to George Washington U.

Feb 5, 2014

Watanabe opts to go to George Washington U.

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Japanese basketball phenom Yuta Watanabe will commit to George Washington University next season, he revealed on his Twitter account on Tuesday. “I’ve decided to go to George Washington University,” Watanabe tweeted. “The school has a good basketball team, too. I’m sure I’ll have hard ...

Mar 13, 2011

Massive quake hits Japan

With the memory of the Feb. 22 earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand, still fresh, Japan was hit Friday afternoon by a massive earthquake centered offshore. It served as a terrifying reminder that big quakes can strike anytime and that the central government, local governments ...