Basketball Aug 15, 2017

South Korea eliminates Japan at FIBA Asia Cup

Japan's FIBA Asia Cup campaign was emphatically halted on Monday when South Korea used a 17-1 fourth quarter run to grab an 81-68 victory in the teams' quarterfinal qualifier in Beirut. South Korea blew the game open to start the fourth quarter, turning a ...

Basketball Aug 10, 2017

Japan routs Taiwan for first win of FIBA Asia Cup

Japan crushed Taiwan to grab its first win of the FIBA Asia Cup on Thursday, Takatoshi Furukawa's 15 points helping his team run out a 38-point win in Beirut. Backing up from a heavy loss to Australia in the first Group D game, Japan was ...

Japan loses to Australia in FIBA Asia Cup opener

Basketball Aug 9, 2017

Japan loses to Australia in FIBA Asia Cup opener

Japan's opening game of the FIBA Asia Cup ended in a disappointing 16-point loss to regional heavyweights Australia in Lebanon on Tuesday. The first game of Group D at Beirut's Nouhad Nawfal Sports Complex was close through the first quarter, but Australia broke away in ...

Japan revels in Asia Cup three-peat

Basketball Jul 31, 2017

Japan revels in Asia Cup three-peat

by Kaz Nagatsuka

The Japanese women's national basketball team made a triumphal return home on Monday, fresh from winning the Asia Cup for the third straight time. The Akatsuki Five, who edged Australia 74-73 in Saturday's thrilling championship game, flew back to Narita airport on Monday morning with ...