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BASKETBALL / NBA
Mar 4, 2021
Raptors' Yuta Watanabe makes first NBA start in loss against Pistons
The third-year forward went scoreless but grabbed four rebounds in 11 minutes.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / NBA
Feb 10, 2021
Birthday boy Hachimura gets double-double as Beal leads Wizards past Bulls
Bradley Beal scored 35 points to lead the Washington Wizards to a 105-101 road victory over the Chicago Bulls on Monday night.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / NBA
Feb 8, 2021
Yuta Watanabe's hard work pays off as he earns spot in Raptors' rotation
The next two games carry special meaning for the 26-year-old as the guard-forward takes on his former team and faces compatriot Rui Hachimura.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / NBA
Dec 24, 2020
Raptors' Yuta Watanabe determined to earn regular NBA deal
Watanabe believes he'll be a good fit for the Raptors' style of play, especially on the defensive end.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / NBA
Dec 21, 2020
Yuta Watanabe signs two-way contract with Raptors
The 26-year-old Japanese forward will potentially play his third season in the NBA following two seasons spent moving between the Memphis Grizzlies and Memphis Hustle on a two-way deal.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / NBA
Aug 19, 2020
Yuta Watanabe has mixed feelings over 2019-20 season
The 25-year-old described the 2019-20 season as a campaign where he grew to a degree.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / NBA
Aug 9, 2020
Homegrown NBA stars raising basketball's profile in Japan
George David, an executive at marketing and talent agency Wasserman, believes that Rui Hachimura and Yuta Watanabe represent the 'tip of the iceberg.'
Japan Times
BASKETBALL
Aug 8, 2020
JBA reveals provisional rosters for national teams
The Japan Basketball Association revealed the provisional squads for the men's and women's national teams and also the male and female 3x3 squads.
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Apr 30, 2020
Badminton pair uses 3/11 experience as guide during coronavirus pandemic
Olympic medal hopefuls who survived 3/11 disaster taking Tokyo 2020 postponement in stride.
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Mar 16, 2020
Japanese pairs sweep doubles titles at All England Open
Yuki Fukushima and Sayaka Hirota, the world's No. 3 pairing, were crowned women's doubles champions on Sunday at the All England Open badminton tournament, one of the few sporting events that went ahead amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL
Mar 14, 2020
Texas Legends assistant coach Takuma Ito gaining valuable experience in G League
Texas Legends assistant coach Takuma Ito has grown more comfortable in his role as part of the team's supporting cast this season, his second with the NBA G League club.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / NBA
Feb 16, 2020
Rui Hachimura, Yuta Watanabe and Yudai Baba reunite during All-Star Weekend
Washington Wizards rookie Rui Hachimura met up with basketball-playing compatriots Yuta Watanabe and Yudai Baba as part of NBA All-Star Weekend festivities on Friday in Chicago.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL
Feb 11, 2020
Hustle's Yuta Watanabe named to Midseason All-NBA G League team
Yuta Watanabe was selected to the 2019-20 Midseason All-NBA G League's Western Conference team in recognition of his overall performance in the first half of the season, the league announced on Monday.
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BASKETBALL / NBA
Jan 27, 2020
Japanese athletes, officials mourn tragic death of Kobe Bryant
Japanese sports stars paid tribute to NBA legend Kobe Bryant on Monday after he was killed along with his teenage daughter in a helicopter crash.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / NBA
Jan 27, 2020
Kobe Bryant: His legacy in Japan
What does Kobe Bryant mean to Japan's basketball culture?
Japan Times
BASKETBALL
Jan 23, 2020
Yuta Watanabe scores career-high 40 points in NBA G League game
Yuta Watanabe scored a career-high 40 points for the NBA G League's Memphis Hustle on Wednesday.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / NBA
Jan 1, 2020
Wizards rookie Rui Hachimura fuels NBA boom in Japan
After becoming the first Japanese player to be chosen in the first round of the NBA draft, Rui Hachimura is the face of a basketball boom in his home country.
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Dec 1, 2019
Kento Momota wins second straight title at national championships
World No. 1 Kento Momota won his second straight badminton national championship after defeating Kenta Nishimoto in the men's singles final on Sunday.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL
Nov 19, 2019
Yuta Watanabe helps Memphis Hustle improve to 5-0
The Memphis Hustle have opened their NBA G League season with five straight victories.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL
Nov 9, 2019
Hustle top Legends as Yuta Watanabe and Yudai Baba make NBA G League season debuts
Second-year pro Yuta Watanabe delivered an energizing performance on Friday to help the Memphis Hustle open their NBA G League season with a 105-95 victory over the visiting Texas Legends.

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