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HOOP SCOOP

BASKETBALL / HOOP SCOOP
Feb 13, 2014
Perpetual problems plague Japan Basketball Association
Intermittent hullabaloo by the Japan Basketball Association's big wigs about "big plans" for the future of men's basketball generally produces one thing: a collective yawn by those who analyze such things.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / HOOP SCOOP
Jan 15, 2014
Kusaka's All-Star selection a disservice to more deserving
Being picked as an All-Star starter should be reserved for players having All-Star-caliber seasons.
Japan Times
MULTIMEDIA / HOOP SCOOP
Dec 21, 2013
Major coaching changes defined 2013
Taking a (recent) trip down memory lane. . . .
BASKETBALL / HOOP SCOOP
Dec 7, 2013
Akita making run for title
The stars have aligned for a special basketball season in Akita.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / HOOP SCOOP
Oct 5, 2013
Kabaya looks past glory of title team, forward to new season
Masayuki Kabaya played a starring role in leading the Yokohama B-Corsairs to a championship in their second season in the bj-league.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / HOOP SCOOP
Aug 20, 2013
Constant change, lack of plan hurt bj-league's viability
Entering its ninth season, which tips off in October, the bj-league has never been in worse shape.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / HOOP SCOOP
Jun 30, 2013
Brown imparting wisdom to Japan squad
Larry Brown, the Basketball Hall of Fame coach, has never been accused of embracing job stability. So maybe it's not surprising that his older brother, Herb, also a basketball lifer, has had a nomadic existence in the coaching business, too.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / HOOP SCOOP
Jun 26, 2013
Golden Kings star McHenry shined as league's top player in 2012-13
As the summer begins, with the regular-season and playoff memories now neatly stored in our brains, it's time to highlight top individuals from the bj-league's eighth season.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / HOOP SCOOP
May 25, 2013
Geary's vision, drive keyed Yokohama's title run
There was something refreshing, interesting and fun about the Yokohama B-Corsairs from the beginning. It wasn't always the easiest thing to explain in a few short words.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / HOOP SCOOP
May 8, 2013
Cartwright gives parting thoughts on experience in Japan
Head coach Bill Cartwright returned the Osaka Evessa to respectability after a remarkable plunge in the season's first four months.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / HOOP SCOOP
Apr 21, 2013
Yokohama's Big Three key to club's second-season success
Veteran forward Taketo Aoki, a player in the bj-league since the beginning in 2005, called his boss, Yokohama B-Corsairs head coach Reggie Geary, "a great coach" during a post-practice conversation on Tuesday.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / HOOP SCOOP
Mar 31, 2013
Cummings, father share hoop bond
Terry Cummings' success as an NBA player inspired his son, T.J., who now plays for the Sendai 89ers, to follow in his footsteps.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / HOOP SCOOP
Mar 10, 2013
Rickert says Cartwright emphasizing defense for Osaka
With 12 games in the books since Bill Cartwright took over as the Osaka Evessa’s new head coach, his message at the gym, wherever practices and games are held, has been simple and constant.
BASKETBALL / HOOP SCOOP
Feb 17, 2013
Garrison develops into first-rate coach
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Japan Times
BASKETBALL / HOOP SCOOP
Jan 27, 2013
Time to stop nonsense on import rule, expand to 48-minute game
Formed as a six-team breakaway circuit from the old-guard JBL, the bj-league aimed to usher in a new era of pro basketball in Japan in 2005.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / HOOP SCOOP
Jan 20, 2013
Veteran athletes, coaches adamant that corporal punishment has no place in sports
The tragic death of a 17-year-old Osaka high school student and basketball captain in December sheds light on a disturbing aspect of Japanese culture that has existed for decades: corporal punishment.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / HOOP SCOOP
Dec 30, 2012
Time for 2013 resolutions for bj-league
It's time to look ahead to 2013 as each of the bj-league's 21 teams search for ways to improve.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / HOOP SCOOP
Dec 19, 2012
Asian coaching veteran Humphries seeking shot on sidelines in Japan
A ringing endorsement from someone who has worked at the elite level in his chosen profession probably couldn't hurt, eh?
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / HOOP SCOOP
Nov 23, 2012
89ers lend support to S. Dakota teen battling cancer
The Sendai 89ers are lending a helping hand to a 17-year-old South Dakota student's fight against cancer.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / HOOP SCOOP
Oct 31, 2012
Zeller's long journey to NBA began with Shiga Lakestars
Luke Zeller, one of three brothers to earn the prestigious Mr. Basketball title during his Indiana schoolboy days, was undrafted after a steady but unspectacular four-year collegiate career at Notre Dame. He began his professional career with the Shiga Lakestars in 2009.

Longform

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