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Jets win Emperor's Cup in overtime thriller

Basketball Jan 13, 2019

Jets win Emperor's Cup in overtime thriller

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Diminutive star Yuki Togashi ended the nail-biting, seesaw game with a clutch shot. With just seconds remaining, the point guard put his Chiba Jets ahead with a 3-pointer in their 71-69 overtime win over the Tochigi Brex in Sunday's All-Japan Championship final at Saitama Super ...

Tokashiki left off roster for FIBA Asia Cup

Basketball Jul 6, 2017

Tokashiki left off roster for FIBA Asia Cup

The Akatsuki Five will be looking for a three-peat at the upcoming FIBA Asia Cup, but this time it will have to do it without star forward Ramu Tokashiki. The Japan Basketball Association announced its 12-player roster for the tournament later this month in Bangalore, ...

Dominant Sunflowers finish season unbeaten

Basketball Mar 13, 2017

Dominant Sunflowers finish season unbeaten

by Kaz Nagatsuka

The Jx-Eneos Sunflowers are perhaps the most dominant sports team in Japan today. They tamed the Toyota Antelopes 75-51 in Game 3 of the Women's Japan Basketball League Finals at Tokyo's Yoyogi National Gymnasium No. 2 on Sunday to complete a series sweep. They completed the ...

Hard-working Tokashiki keeps sights set on ultimate goal

Basketball Dec 28, 2016

Hard-working Tokashiki keeps sights set on ultimate goal

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Unlike for other players, the start of the 2016-17 Women's Japan Basketball League season didn't necessarily represent a fresh start for Jx-Eneos Sunflowers star player Ramu Tokashiki. The 25-year-old forward/center has basically been on the court for nearly two entire years, having also played for ...

Tokashiki getting used to dual demands

Basketball Oct 12, 2016

Tokashiki getting used to dual demands

by Kaz Nagatsuka

As a two-time WJBL MVP and a Seattle Storm player, Ramu Tokashiki is undoubtedly the biggest star in Japanese women's basketball right now. But even for a superwoman like her, it's not easy to adjust while playing in two different leagues. After the Storm were ...