Czech Republic cagers edge Japan in exhibition

Basketball Aug 14, 2015

Czech Republic cagers edge Japan in exhibition

by Kaz Nagatsuka

On Friday, the Japan men's national team played its first official international contest since FIBA's suspension of the Japan Basketball Association was officially lifted last Sunday. The result? Japan fell 68-66 to the Czech Republic in an exhibition match at Chiba Port Arena. Japan played well, ...

Encouragement, advice helped steer Watanabe to GWU

Basketball Feb 19, 2014

Encouragement, advice helped steer Watanabe to GWU

by Kaz Nagatsuka

The recent decision by promising basketball prospect Yuta Watanabe to attend George Washington University next season came as bright news for his home country. And as much as Watanabe has rare talent, the 19-year-old out of Kagawa Prefecture has received valuable support from people around ...