Japan's 3x3 squad for Tokyo 2020 takes shape

Basketball Nov 22, 2019

Japan's 3x3 squad for Tokyo 2020 takes shape

by Kaz Nagatsuka

When 3x3 basketball's inclusion in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics was announced, longtime proponent Tomoya Ochiai was beside himself. At the same time, he wondered if the sport's Olympic inclusion was legitimate. "When I first started playing, we would be playing on the concrete, sometimes in the ...

Japan women's 3x3 squad vows to earn Olympic berth

Basketball Nov 9, 2019

Japan women's 3x3 squad vows to earn Olympic berth

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Shocking news came out of the blue early last month when the Japan Basketball Association revealed that the wild-card spot for either its men's or women's national 3x3 teams would be negated by the International Olympic Committee. In late March, FIBA had granted automatic berths ...