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Dec 19, 2021
Japanese players reach three finals at badminton world championships
Tokyo Olympic bronze medalists Yuta Watanabe and Arisa Higashino became the first Japanese mixed-doubles team to reach a final at the badminton world championships on Saturday, with Japanese players also set to appear in two other finals.
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Dec 19, 2021
Yuta Watanabe matches season high to help Raptors beat short-handed Warriors
The Japan national team forward also notched four rebounds, two steals and a block in 21 minutes.
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Oct 20, 2021
Rui Hachimura and Yuta Watanabe to miss season-opening head-to-head
The two Japanese stars will have three more chances to meet during the 2021-22 NBA season, which began on Tuesday.
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Oct 18, 2021
Yuta Watanabe looks set to make Raptors' opening night roster
Watanabe's Olympic teammate, Wizards forward Rui Hachimura, is likely to miss the season opener against the Raptors.
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Oct 3, 2021
Raptors' Yuta Watanabe aiming to make bigger impact
Toronto rewarded Watanabe's play by upgrading him to a standard NBA contract in April, but the 26-year-old says he needs to make a bigger impact as both a scorer and facilitator.
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Sep 28, 2021
Raptors' Yuta Watanabe still fighting for NBA survival
The Kagawa Prefecture native said he must continue improving despite earning a full contract in April.
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Aug 15, 2021
Yuta Watanabe eager to make Olympic experience count in NBA
Watanabe, who signed a standard NBA contract with the Raptors in April, said the opportunity to represent Japan in the Tokyo Games gave him a good measure of his own skills.
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Aug 1, 2021
Japanese basketball team ends Olympics knowing it has plenty of work to do
Japan made an early exit from the Games having gone winless, ending their tournament with a 97-77 loss to Argentina in their final Group B contest at Saitama Super Arena on Sunday.
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Jul 30, 2021
Japan's Arisa Higashino and Yuta Watanabe win bronze in mixed doubles badminton
Watanabe and Higashino secured a spot on the podium by defeating Hong Kong pair Tang Chun-man and Tse Ying-suet 21-17, 23-21 at Musashino Forest Sport Plaza.
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Jul 30, 2021
Bad day for Japanese badminton at Olympics as five pairs crash out
Reigning world champions Mayu Matsumoto and Wakana Nagahara were among the losers as Japan's hopes were crushed by strong East and Southeast Asian opposition.
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Jul 30, 2021
What to watch on Day 7 of the Tokyo Olympics
One of the marquee sports of the Olympics gets underway at National Stadium, while a pair of Japan's top swimmers battle for their first medals at their home Games.
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Jul 27, 2021
Akatsuki Five show progress in defeat to world No. 2 Spain
Japan was unable to contain Timberwolves veteran Ricky Rubio, but held strong against the reigning FIBA World Cup champion in their Olympic group-stage opener.
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Jul 8, 2021
Raptors' Yuta Watanabe ready to play leading role for Japan
Watanabe has only been with Japan's Olympic squad for a few days, but he has already impressed fans in his home country with the skills he has honed in the NBA.
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Jul 5, 2021
Wizards' Rui Hachimura headlines Japanese team for Tokyo Olympics
NBA forwards Rui Hachimura and Yuta Watanabe headline the team, which last competed in the Olympics in the Montreal Games in 1976.
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May 23, 2021
Regular contract not enough for Raptors’ Yuta Watanabe
The former two-way signing wants to increase his offensive production next season in order to keep his spot on the squad.
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May 8, 2021
A humbling NBA moment brings cheers from Japan
Going viral because you got dunked on? Yikes — unless you're Yuta Watanabe, whose effort has endeared him to a growing wave of basketball fans in his home country, Japan.
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Apr 20, 2021
Hard-working Yuta Watanabe draws praise from Toronto media
The guard/forward's efforts this season have been rewarded after the Raptors signed him to a general NBA contract.
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Apr 20, 2021
Yuta Watanabe signs standard NBA contract with Raptors
Toronto Raptors forward Yuta Watanabe has signed a standard NBA contract, the club said Monday, enabling the Japanese player to make an unlimited number of appearances for the top team this season after he joined on a two-way contract in December.
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Apr 19, 2021
Yuta Watanabe reaches double digits for third straight game as Raptors beat Thunder
Yuta Watanabe followed up a career-high 21-point outburst on Friday with another personal milestone as he reached double digits for a third straight game in the Toronto Raptors' 112-106 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday.
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Apr 17, 2021
Yuta Watanabe scores career-high 21 points in Raptors' win
Watanabe went 7-for-11 from the floor, sinking two of his four three-pointers, while sinking all five of his free throws.

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