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YUTA WATANABE

Japan Times
BASKETBALL / NBA
Sep 11, 2019
Yuta Watanabe shifts focus to upcoming NBA season
Just over 14, 15 hours after his return from China, Yuta Watanabe was back at Tokyo’s Haneda Airport on Wednesday, where the Japan men’s national team had landed on its return from the FIBA World Cup the previous night.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL
Sep 11, 2019
Japan's shortcomings laid bare at FIBA World Cup
High hopes turned into devastation — and misery.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL
Sep 9, 2019
Japan ends World Cup journey with disappointing loss to Montenegro
The squad dubbed the best-ever in its history will exit China with nothing to celebrate.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL
Sep 7, 2019
New Zealand cruises past winless Japan
Despite playing without two key members, the Japan men's national squad expected to have a tough contest against another competitive team.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL
Sep 4, 2019
Japan eager to show improvement on hardwood
Most of the players on Japan's roster for the current FIBA World Cup didn't make the trip to Belgrade three years ago for the Olympic Qualification Tournament ahead of the 2016 Rio Games.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL
Sep 3, 2019
Japan eliminated from World Cup contention after loss to Czech Republic
The Japan men’s national team played a lot better than on Sunday, but it wasn’t good enough to post its first victory at the FIBA World Cup on Tuesday.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL
Sep 2, 2019
Akatsuki Five look for answers after opening defeat at World Cup
One day after a devastating loss in its opening game, the Japan men’s basketball team resumed its training, trying to hold its head high up ahead for the remainder of its pool games at the 2019 FIBA World Cup.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL
Sep 1, 2019
Akatsuki Five shell-shocked in Shanghai as Turkey claims Group E opener
Japan's players seemed shell-shocked early on and it wound up costing them significantly in their first game at the 2019 FIBA World Cup.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL
Aug 31, 2019
Japan maintains positive vibe before FIBA World Cup opener against Turkey
The challenge that awaits the Japan men's national team is certainly big. But the players are filled with positive energy and are ready for it.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL
Aug 30, 2019
In Shanghai, Japan begins final preparations for FIBA World Cup
Two days before their first game at the 2019 FIBA World Cup, Japan men's national team members still looked relaxed, but at the same time they were certainly aware that the clock is ticking.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL
Aug 28, 2019
Former Japan stars praise growth
Former Japan men's basketball players Takehiko Orimo and Kei Igarashi are grateful the team's current iteration has raised its level in order to compete on the global level.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL
Aug 27, 2019
Pistons coach Dwane Casey says guard play will be key for Japan at FIBA World Cup
Historically, the Japan men's national basketball team has had limited opportunities to compete on the global stage.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL
Aug 27, 2019
Expectations rise for Japan at 32-team FIBA World Cup
Making its fifth-ever appearance at the FIBA World Cup, Japan will dispatch arguably its best-ever squad on the global stage.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL
Aug 26, 2019
Japan focused on success at FIBA World Cup
With the FIBA World Cup just around the corner, the Japan men's national team will head to China with confidence, but also with some issues that need to be fixed.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL
Aug 25, 2019
Michael Roll's late bucket gives Tunisia hard-fought win over Japan
Late drama capped a hard-fought game between Japan and Tunisia on Sunday afternoon.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL
Aug 14, 2019
New Zealand gets best of Japan's 'Big Three' in warm-up game
Japan’s men’s national team was left with a bitter pill to swallow after a 104-87 loss against New Zealand on Wednesday in a warm-up game at Culttz Kawasaki for the upcoming FIBA World Cup in China.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / NBA
Aug 13, 2019
Wizards slated to begin NBA season at Dallas on Oct. 23
Rookie forward Rui Hachimura and the Washington Wizards are scheduled to play a trio of road games to begin the 2019-20 NBA campaign, it was announced as the league unveiled its regular-season schedule on Monday.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL
Aug 3, 2019
'Big Three' give Japan high hopes
With star phenoms Rui Hachimura and Yuta Watanabe on board, the Japan men's national team has gotten its teeth into its training ahead of the FIBA World Cup, which will begin later this month.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL
Jul 30, 2019
Big guns set to lead Japan at FIBA World Cup
Japan's "Big Three" — Rui Hachimura, Yuta Watanabe and Nick Fazekas — headline the provisional roster of the Japan men's national team for the upcoming FIBA Basketball World Cup, the Japan Basketball Association officially announced on Tuesday.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL / NBA
Jul 26, 2019
Yuta Watanabe encourages youth to pursue basketball dreams
Memphis Grizzlies two-way signing Yuta Watanabe is one of the star players that Japanese children gaze at dreamily.

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The Japanese government updated its English education guidelines in 2017 to emphasize communication over grammar and memorization. Public school teachers are incredibly busy, however, which means schools haven’t been able to implement changes uniformly. Private and alternative schools are attempting to remedy this.
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