Strong outside shooting carries Japan past Belgium

Basketball May 31, 2019

Strong outside shooting carries Japan past Belgium

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Japan kept hitting shots from beyond the 3-point line and tamed Belgium 91-75 in the first game of their two-game exhibition series at Adastria Mito Arena on Friday night. Newcomer Saki Hayashi knocked down five 3-pointers in a 19-point performance to lead the Akatsuki Five. ...

Jets win Emperor's Cup in overtime thriller

Basketball Jan 13, 2019

Jets win Emperor's Cup in overtime thriller

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Diminutive star Yuki Togashi ended the nail-biting, seesaw game with a clutch shot. With just seconds remaining, the point guard put his Chiba Jets ahead with a 3-pointer in their 71-69 overtime win over the Tochigi Brex in Sunday's All-Japan Championship final at Saitama Super ...

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 ...