Basketball Apr 11, 2019

JBA lifts ban on four ex-national team players caught paying for sex

The Japan Basketball Association said Thursday it has lifted the suspension of four former national team players who were caught buying sex during last year's Asian Games in Indonesia. The B-League players — Yuya Nagayoshi (Kyoto Hannaryz), Takuya Hashimoto (Osaka Evessa), Takuma Sato (Shiga Lakestars) ...

Esports searches for foothold in Japan

More Sports Oct 6, 2018

Esports searches for foothold in Japan

by Jason Coskrey

During August and September, esports competitions took the stage in two very different and significant places. In August, esports had a presence at the Asian Games in Indonesia as a demonstration sport alongside swimming, track and field and other traditional athletics endeavors. Then in September, ...

Asian Games combed for tips ahead of 2020 Games

National Sep 3, 2018

Asian Games combed for tips ahead of 2020 Games

by Takuya Karube

Japanese officials have been busy over the past two weeks observing operations in and around the Asian Games venues in Indonesia to learn things that could help Tokyo put on a successful Olympics and Paralympics in 2020. The priorities they focused on during the 16-day ...

Japan wraps up Asian Games with gold medal

More Sports / Track & Field Sep 2, 2018

Japan wraps up Asian Games with gold medal

Japan wrapped up its Asian Games campaign with another gold medal on Sunday, the final day of the quadrennial multisport event, after defending its title in the mixed triathlon relay. The team of Yuka Sato, Jumpei Furuya, Yuko Takahashi and Yuichi Hosoda claimed the final ...

Glorious day for Japan's athletes

General | ASIAN GAMES Sep 1, 2018

Glorious day for Japan's athletes

A 10-gold bonanza across five sports on Friday took Japan's tally to 69 gold medals, more than at any Asian Games since the last time it topped the medal table in Bangkok in 1978. Japan's sailors provided four gold and its judoka three, while the ...

Japan takes gold in field hockey

More Sports | ASIAN GAMES Sep 1, 2018

Japan takes gold in field hockey

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Sakura Japan set a lofty goal of winning gold at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, and Friday's victory will certainly help give the team momentum and confidence to do so. The women's field hockey team captured its first-ever Asian Games title with a 2-1 win over ...