Japan hunts Olympic gold from beyond arc

Basketball Jun 3, 2019

Japan hunts Olympic gold from beyond arc

by Kaz Nagatsuka

With a small-ball approach, Japan's women's basketball team will try to achieve big things. The Akatsuki Five wrapped up its first games of the year with a two-game sweep of Belgium in Mito, Ibaraki Prefecture, on Sunday, with wins of 91-75 and 84-71. It is certainly ...

Fujioka shines as Japan stuns China to make final

Basketball Jul 29, 2017

Fujioka shines as Japan stuns China to make final

Japan's women's national team has continued its meteoric rise at the FIBA Women's Asia Cup, beating 11-time champion China on Friday to set up a meeting with Australia in Saturday's final. All looked lost for Japan when China opened the first four minutes of the ...

Basketball Jul 23, 2017

Japan wins big in Women's Asia Cup opener

Japan blew out the Philippines by 51 points for a 106-55 win in its opening match of the Women's Asia Cup on Sunday. Keyed by 21 points from 22-year-old small forward Evelyn Mawuli, Japan broke the Filipinos' spirit early and was never challenged before closing ...