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Japan still in hunt for 2020 berth

Basketball Jul 7, 2018

Japan still in hunt for 2020 berth

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Everyone that is associated with the Japan men's national team and its fans breathed a huge sigh of relief after it managed to book a spot for the second round of the 2019 FIBA World Cup Asian qualifiers with a win over Taiwan on ...

Higashino hopes to bring change to Japanese basketball

Basketball May 19, 2016

Higashino hopes to bring change to Japanese basketball

by Kaz Nagatsuka

As a basketball coach, Tomoya Higashino was sometimes referred to by the nickname "Crusher" because of his dismantling of conventional thinking. Now he's expected to break Japan's traditional basketball status quo and spark a complete change. The Japan Basketball Association announced on Thursday that Higashino has ...

Basketball / BJ-League Nov 23, 2015

Hamamatsu overwhelms Nara for ninth straight victory

by Ed Odeven

The defending champion Hamamatsu Higashimikawa Phoenix drained 19 3-pointers in a runaway 109-63 triumph over the Bambitious Nara on Monday afternoon in the bj-league. The Western Conference-leading Phoenix (13-3 overall, 8-2 at home) led 25-10 after one quarter and 51-26 at halftime, and were never ...