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 ...

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. ...