With Basketball World Cup victories over Finland, Venezuela and Cape Verde, Japan elevated its profile as a much-improved team on the global stage.
Though he considered retiring from the national team if Japan didn't qualify for the Paris Olympics, Yuta Watanabe is eager to keep making an impact.
In the Basketball World Cup win, Josh Hawkinson had 29 points, Keisei Tominaga added 22 and Japan qualified for the Olympic tourney for the first since...
Japan faced a 22-point deficit entering the second half of the Basketball World Cup contest. With the win, Australia advanced to the second round.
Yuki Kawamura and Keisei Tominaga are only 22 years old, but the talented guards appear ready to be cornerstones of the Akatsuki Japan roster for years...
Josh Hawkinson notched his first Basketball World Cup double-double and 22-year-old guards Yuki Kawamura and Keisei Tominaga combined for 42 points.
Japan is one of four Group E squads in the FIBA Basketball World Cup, and coach Tom Hovasse's team will play Germany, Finland and Australia in...
Josh Hawkinson scores 22 points and Yutaro Suda pours in 20 to lead Japan past Bahrain in the teams’ final FIBA World Cup Asian qualifier.
Tenketsu Harimoto and Yuki Kawamura combined for 42 points to spark Japan, which fended off Bahrain's spirited comeback in a FIBA World Cup qualifier.
France outscored Japan 19-9 in the pivotal fourth quarter, including a 17-2 run that defined the overall play in the final period.
The hosts pulled away over the final 20 minutes in Okinawa, outscoring the Central Asian national squad by 25 points in that span.
Veteran guard Yudai Baba scored a team-high 27 points in Tehran, but Iran outscored Japan 19-5 in the tone-setting second quarter.