Japan women down Brazil for second win

Olympics / Summer Olympics / Basketball Aug 9, 2016

Japan women down Brazil for second win

Japan went a long way to ensuring it would get a Rio 2016 women's basketball quarterfinal place by beating Brazil to notch its second straight win on Monday. Paced by Ramu Tokashiki and her 23-point, nine-rebound, three-block effort, Japan broke the back of the hosts ...

Sunflowers secure eighth straight WJBL title

Basketball Mar 15, 2016

Sunflowers secure eighth straight WJBL title

by Kaz Nagatsuka

For another year, the JX-Eneos Sunflowers finished the season on top. The Sunflowers wrapped up the best-of-five WJBL Finals with a 75-66 win in Game 4 at Tokyo's Yoyogi National Gymnasium No. 2 and captured the league title for the eighth consecutive year. The "eight-peat" is ...

Tokashiki reaches deal to remain with WNBA's Storm

Basketball Feb 13, 2016

Tokashiki reaches deal to remain with WNBA's Storm

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Star forward Ramu Tokashiki has signed a multiyear contract with the Seattle Storm, the WNBA club announced on Friday. Although the length of the contract was undisclosed, Tokashiki's return to the team shows that she's an important piece of the puzzle for the rebuilding franchise. ...

Tokashiki helps Storm rout Sparks in WNBA opener

Basketball Dec 28, 2015

Tokashiki helps Storm rout Sparks in WNBA opener

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Ramu Tokashiki has officially begun her brand-new journey with the Storm as she made her WNBA regular-season debut in Seattle's 86-61 season-opening win over the Los Angeles Sparks on Saturday at KeyArena. The 191-cm forward came off the bench with 4:40 left in the first ...

WNBA honors Tokashiki

Basketball Sep 26, 2015

WNBA honors Tokashiki

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Seattle Storm forward Ramu Tokashiki was selected to the WNBA All-Rookie Team for the 2015 season, the league announced on Thursday. The 192-cm Tokashiki, who was the third-best rookie in scoring at 8.2 points per game while starting in 16 of 30 contests, earned six ...