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HOOP SCOOP

Japan Times
BASKETBALL / HOOP SCOOP
Aug 25, 2018
Former Hosei University guard Michael Malhotra aims to boost blood donations throughout Japan
Modern life is bombarded by a 24/7 news cycle, an endless loop often filled with cynicism, scandals, and superficiality. So it's refreshing to stumble upon an upbeat story that's not any of those things.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / NBA / HOOP SCOOP
Aug 11, 2018
Kei Hirata earns second shot with Thunder Girls
Passion is something that younger and older generations can both detect immediately.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / HOOP SCOOP
Jun 30, 2018
Warriors an inspiration to Rakuten CEO Hiroshi Mikitani
Effective leadership involves the ability to inspire others.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / B. League / HOOP SCOOP
May 29, 2018
Luka Pavicevic's system was key to Alvark Tokyo's title run
The Alvark Tokyo embodied a team-first attitude throughout their title-winning season.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / B. League / HOOP SCOOP
May 21, 2018
Josh Peppers and Michael Parker reaping rewards after years of hard work in Japanese hoop scene
John Neumann gave the green light to bring American forwards Josh Peppers and Michael Parker to Japan. He had a good reason: He needed good players to make Rizing Fukuoka competitive during the expansion team's inaugural 2007-08 campaign in the bj-league.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / B. League / HOOP SCOOP
May 1, 2018
Debora Zoli blazing a trail for female sports agents with ability, charisma
Building relationships is a vital part of being a successful pro sports agent.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / HOOP SCOOP
Apr 13, 2018
Yuta Watanabe reflects on successful hoop career at George Washington
Gratitude best sums up the closing chapter of Yuta Watanabe's college basketball career.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / B. League / HOOP SCOOP
Mar 29, 2018
B. League in need of draft shake-up
Every new sports league encounters challenges related to its competitive structure.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / B. League / HOOP SCOOP
Feb 2, 2018
B. League boosts Kumamoto recovery
Sometimes, the combined efforts of government officials, volunteers, local residents and sports leagues team up to produce a certifiable winner.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / B. League / HOOP SCOOP
Jan 11, 2018
Tyler Smith's journey full of fascinating, funny tales
Tyler Smith made a wise decision.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / B. League / HOOP SCOOP
Jan 5, 2018
Tyler Smith pleased by reaction to new book on hoop life
Tyler Smith, whose pro basketball career included stints with the Hitachi Sunrockers and Link Tochigi Brex in the now-disbanded JBL, has published his first book, "Called for Traveling: My Nomadic Life Playing Pro Basketball around the World."
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / B. League / HOOP SCOOP
Nov 21, 2017
Hasheem Thabeet's massive size proving to be problematic with referees
"When I'm at the helm, I cover the whole realm," legendary rapper Rakim professed in "Remember That."
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / HOOP SCOOP
Oct 13, 2017
Memories of war have had profound effect on Meschery
Third in a three-part series
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / HOOP SCOOP
Sep 29, 2017
Love of poetry, books made Meschery unique in NBA
Second in a three-part series
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / HOOP SCOOP
Sep 15, 2017
Eclectic Meschery has lived rich life in NBA, literature
First in a three-part series
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / B. League / HOOP SCOOP
Aug 26, 2017
Retiring coach Richardson leaves lasting legacy on Golden Kings, Okinawa basketball
Successful organizations have people who inspire others and encourage them to build an environment where success is a top priority.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / HOOP SCOOP
Jul 29, 2017
Documentary on former hoop star Neumann's life provides a cautionary tale
Hoop aficionados from Harlem to Hokkaido can appreciate the details of a good global basketball odyssey.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / NBA / HOOP SCOOP
Jun 7, 2017
Nets star Lopez relishes chance to travel globe
Brook Lopez dunks and rebounds basketballs for a living, and — ouch! — collides with fellow 2-meter behemoths in the lane. So when the grind of the 82-game season comes to a halt, the Brooklyn Nets center is eager to take it easy.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / B. League / HOOP SCOOP
Jun 3, 2017
Inconsistent level of B. League officiating a cause for real concern
Rising attendance figures across the nation and increased media attention were two byproducts of the merger that created the B. League, when the disbanded NBL, NBDL and bj-league joined forces to make this a possibility.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / HOOP SCOOP
May 12, 2017
Daily conversations about life, basketball strengthen Dick and Diante Garrett's special bond
Diante Garrett's dazzling basketball skills, contagious confidence and veteran leadership have provided a big boost for the title-chasing Alvark Tokyo this season.

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Traditional folk rituals like Mizudome-no-mai (dance to stop the rain) provide a sense of agency to a population that feels largely powerless in the face of the climate crisis.
As climate extremes intensify, Japan embraces ancient weather rituals