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JAPAN BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION

The emergence of NBA players such as Yuta Watanabe has raised expectations for Japanese basketball after years of stagnation and struggles.
BASKETBALL
Sep 12, 2023
Japan's FIBA World Cup success the result of hard-won reforms
The establishment of a professional league and the emergence of NBA stars have given Japanese basketball fans hope for an even brighter future.
Sixth-year NBA guard/forward Yuta Watanabe will lead Japan's 12-man squad at the upcoming 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup.
BASKETBALL
Aug 15, 2023
Japan's 12-man roster set for warm-up games and FIBA World Cup
The top Asian finisher of the World Cup will qualify for next summer's Paris Olympics.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL
Aug 16, 2022
Akatsuki Japan without American coach Tom Hovasse for Iran qualifier
The Japan Basketball Association cited the U.S. government's ban on travel to Iran, among other reasons, in taking the decision.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL
Sep 21, 2021
Tom Hovasse replaces Julio Lamas as Japan men's team head coach
The American led the women's Akatsuki Five team to a historic silver medal at this summer's Tokyo Olympics.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL
Feb 17, 2021
Japan and B. League in tough spot after cancellation of FIBA Asia Cup qualifying window
Skipping the qualifiers — when they resume — altogether is not an option.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL
Jan 24, 2021
Japan's remaining Asia Cup qualifiers relocated to Doha
The Akatsuki Five will play the rest of their Group B games in a bio-secure 'bubble' due in part to the ongoing state of emergency in the Tokyo area.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL
Nov 19, 2020
Akatsuki Five gets back to work amid pandemic
Japan's men's national basketball team hasn't been able to carry out any team activities since February due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL
Nov 14, 2020
Tokyo Samurai gradually changing face of Japanese basketball
The Tokyo Samurai squad, formed in 2014, is a unique presence on the Japanese youth basketball scene.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL
Oct 19, 2020
Basketball's Winter Cup to be held in December
The Japan Basketball Association announced Monday that it would host the annual All-Japan High School Tournament in December.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL
Aug 17, 2020
National basketball team members come together to entertain fans
The event was held in an empty arena, but the Japan Basketball Association hailed it as a success due to high viewership on streaming platforms.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL
Aug 8, 2020
JBA reveals provisional rosters for national teams
The Japan Basketball Association revealed the provisional squads for the men's and women's national teams and also the male and female 3x3 squads.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / B. League
Jul 31, 2020
Japan Basketball Association to host marquee event in Yoyogi
Elite players from the country's men's and women's teams as well as members of Japan's 3x3 and wheelchair basketball sides are set to participate.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL
Jun 29, 2020
Yuko Mitsuya elected to third term as Japan Basketball Association president
Yuko Mitsuya's new term as the JBA president will run until September of 2021.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / B. League
Nov 25, 2019
Japanese basketball generates record revenue as B. League's growth continues
The growth of Japanese basketball does not appear to be in danger of slowing down any time soon, according to financial data released by the B. League on Monday.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL
Nov 9, 2019
Japan women's 3x3 squad vows to earn Olympic berth
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.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL
Sep 6, 2019
Rui Hachimura to sit out remainder of FIBA World Cup
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.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL
Jul 24, 2019
Togashi's status for World Cup in doubt due to broken hand
Just days after kicking off its preparation for the FIBA World Cup, the Japanese men's national team was jolted by some startlingly bad news out of the blue.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL
Jun 25, 2019
JBA announces August exhibition schedule for national teams
The Japan men's national team will tune up for the upcoming FIBA World Cup with international exhibitions against New Zealand, Argentina, Germany and Tunisia in August, the Japan Basketball Association announced in Tokyo on Tuesday.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL
Jun 15, 2019
Japan coaches thinking long term for young hoop prospects
The next year and a half will arguably be the most important period in the history of Japanese basketball with the 2019 FIBA World Cup and 2020 Tokyo Olympics on the horizon.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / B. League
May 17, 2019
With its recent revamp, Japan's B. League could make the Reiwa Era its own
After decades of stagnation and instability, Japan men's basketball is finally headed in the right direction.

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