After missing the playoffs last season, the Yokohama B-Corsairs have made significant improvement over the past few months and emerged as a contender.
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.
One of the B.League's bright young stars, Kawamura is No. 1 in assists (11.2 per game). Playing for the Japan national team has helped in his...
The hosts pulled away over the final 20 minutes in Okinawa, outscoring the Central Asian national squad by 25 points in that span.
The Akatsuki Five made 27 3-pointers in a 61-point win over Syria, improving to 2-0 in the tournament.
The Akatsuki Five outscored their Group C opponent 55-20 in the second half, turning a close game into a rout.
The NBA veteran adds leadership and valuable experience to the Akatsuki Five for July’s 16-nation tournament, according to Japan coach Tom Hovasse.
First-year coach Fujitaka Hiraoka’s team has lost 25 consecutive games, a B. League record.
This is the debut of the Japan Sports Notebook, a weekly column for JAPAN Forward. Time away from the day-to-day grind of high-pressure...