Japan women's 3x3 squad vows to earn Olympic berth

Basketball Nov 9, 2019

Japan women's 3x3 squad vows to earn Olympic berth

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Shocking news came out of the blue early last month when the Japan Basketball Association revealed that the wild-card spot for either its men's or women's national 3x3 teams would be negated by the International Olympic Committee. In late March, FIBA had granted automatic berths ...

Rui Hachimura to sit out remainder of FIBA World Cup

Basketball Sep 6, 2019

Rui Hachimura to sit out remainder of FIBA World Cup

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Star forward Rui Hachimura will not play in Japan's consolation games against New Zealand and Montenegro in order to rest his weary body, the Japan Basketball Association announced on Friday. A decision was made regarding Hachimura after discussions between the JBA and the Washington Wizards, ...

Sports bodies look to stop abuse by coaches

More Sports Apr 28, 2019

Sports bodies look to stop abuse by coaches

As Japan prepares to host the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, a number of the country's sports bodies are taking steps to prevent coaches from verbally and physically abusing athletes following a spate of high-profile cases. These measures include guidelines telling coaches to use ...

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) ...