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Strong outside shooting carries Japan past Belgium

Basketball May 31, 2019

Strong outside shooting carries Japan past Belgium

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Japan kept hitting shots from beyond the 3-point line and tamed Belgium 91-75 in the first game of their two-game exhibition series at Adastria Mito Arena on Friday night. Newcomer Saki Hayashi knocked down five 3-pointers in a 19-point performance to lead the Akatsuki Five. ...

World / Politics May 31, 2019

China warns Canada of 'consequences' of helping U.S.

China warned Canada on Friday that it needs to be aware of the consequences of aiding the U.S. in an extradition case involving Chinese tech giant Huawei that is believed to have sparked the detentions of two Canadians in China. Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang's ...

B. League's steady growth continues

Basketball / B. League May 31, 2019

B. League's steady growth continues

by Kaz Nagatsuka

The B. League continued its steady growth in its third season that concluded on May 11. The overall attendance in the first and second divisions in the 2018-19 campaign was 2,593,217 (including the All-Star Game and postseason contests), up 3.6 percent from the year before. In ...