Japan rallies in second half to beat Germany

Basketball Aug 24, 2019

Japan rallies in second half to beat Germany

by Kaz Nagatsuka

The arena DJ encouraged the jam-packed, 18,355 fans at Saitama Super Arena saying, "Louder! Louder!" But it was perhaps unnecessary because they were already pretty loud, extremely loud. The Japan men's national team bounced back from its early struggles and managed to edge Germany 86-83 on ...

Big guns set to lead Japan at FIBA World Cup

Basketball Jul 30, 2019

Big guns set to lead Japan at FIBA World Cup

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Japan's "Big Three" — Rui Hachimura, Yuta Watanabe and Nick Fazekas — headline the provisional roster of the Japan men's national team for the upcoming FIBA Basketball World Cup, the Japan Basketball Association officially announced on Tuesday. The 16-man squad was introduced at Fuji Television ...

Japan routs Qatar to secure berth in basketball World Cup

Basketball Feb 25, 2019

Japan routs Qatar to secure berth in basketball World Cup

Japan completed an amazing turnaround to qualify for the basketball World Cup on Sunday, with Nick Fazekas keying an eighth straight win that punched the team's ticket to China. The U.S.-born Fazekas poured in 20 points and dominated the glass, finishing with 19 rebounds, as ...

Japan squad set for big challenges

Basketball Feb 12, 2019

Japan squad set for big challenges

by Kaz Nagatsuka

The players and staff seemed relaxed. That is a good indication of their state of mind as they get into the final window of the FIBA World Cup Asian qualifiers. The provisional Japanese men's national team began its final training camp on Tuesday before its ...