Japan looking to end FIBA World Cup on high note

Basketball Sep 8, 2019

Japan looking to end FIBA World Cup on high note

by Kaz Nagatsuka

The Japan men's national team is wounded both physically and mentally. Which makes posting its first win at the FIBA World Cup appear to be a daunting task, especially considering the absence of star player Rui Hachimura. Japan will face Montenegro in its final World ...

U.S. crushes Japan in World Cup group game

Basketball Sep 6, 2019

U.S. crushes Japan in World Cup group game

by Kaz Nagatsuka

The result was anticipated. Nevertheless, the game left the Akatsuki Five with grief and a sigh. The Japan men’s national team posted a third straight loss in the first round of the FIBA World Cup with a 98-45 pounding to reigning tournament and Olympic champion ...

Springboks roll out big guns for Japan

Rugby Sep 3, 2019

Springboks roll out big guns for Japan

Springboks coach Rassie Erasmus on Tuesday named a full-strength side to play Japan, as the two-time champions bid to put down a World Cup marker and avenge the biggest upset in the game's history. Captain Siya Kolisi comes back onto the side after fully recovering ...