Japan Basketball Team Roster, Schedule, Matches FIBA World Cup 2019

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Japan Basketball Team Roster & Schedule for FIBA World Cup 2019 China. Find Men’s Japanese world cup games, matches schedule, players & National basketball team squad for FIBA 2019.

The Japanese national basketball team is the strongest team in BasketBall Game. Game is very popular nowadays. Japanese national basketball team is managed by the Japan Basketball Association (JBA).

Japan has Asia’s oldest basketball history and very successful basketball teams in Asia. Japanese national basketball team won the Asian Basketball Championships 2 times and FIBA World Cup four times. Japanese national basketball team has some strongest players including Yuta Tabuse, J.R. Sakuragi, and Takumi Ishizaki. Japan’s national team had its first international tournament in 1917. Japan team was a founding member of the Olympics Basketball competition in Berlin.

Japan Basketball team is in the Group E of Fiba 2019 Championship in which total 6 matches is to be played & 3 matches will be played by each team in the group stages. The other 3 teams are Turkey, Czech Republic, and USA.

Japan Basketball Team History

Team Japan is the top team in Asia, as it won the championship in 1965 and 1971. IN FIBA Asia Stankovic Cup in 2010, Japan was defeated by host Lebanon. The team managed to defeat finalists after that.

Japan Basketball Team Medals

Olympic Games

  • Medals – None

FIBA World Cup

  • Medals – None

Asian Championships

  • Gold: (1965, 1971)
  • Silver: (1969, 1975, 1979, 1983, 1997)
  • Bronze: (1960, 1967, 1977, 1981, 1987, 1991, 1995)

Asian Games

  • Silver: (1951, 1962)
  • Bronze: (1954, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2014)

Head Coaches

  • Tom Newell – 2000
  • Kenji Yoshida – 2000-2002
  • Željko Pavličević – 2003-06
  • Kimikazu Suzuki – 2006-2007
  • David Hobbs – 2009
  • Osamu Kuraishi – 2009
  • Shuji Ono – 2009
  • Thomas Wisman – 2010–12
  • Kimikazu Suzuki – 2012–13
  • Kenji Hasegawa – 2014–2016
  • Luka Pavićević – 2016–17
  • Akira Rikukawa – 2017
  • Julio Cesar Lamas – 2017 – Present

Japan FIBA World Cup History Records

Year Position
1963 13
1967 11
1998 14
2006 20
2019 Qualified

Japan Basketball Team Roster & Matches for Basketball World Cup 2019

Japan Men's Basketball Team Roster FIBA 2019 World Cup
Japan Men’s Basketball Team Roster FIBA 2019 World Cup

*Updated USA Team Squad & Roster for FIBA Basketball World Championship 2019

Player Position Height (Feet-Inch) Birthdate NBA Draft
Seiya Ando G 6-1 Jul 15, 1992
Yudai Baba SG 6-4 Nov 7, 1995
Ira Brown GF 6-4 Aug 3, 1982 Gonzaga
Yuseke Endo G 6-1 Oct 19, 1989
Nick Fazekas F 6-11 Jun 17, 1985 Nevada
Takatoshi Furukawa SG 6-3 Oct 20, 1987
Rui Hachimura F 6-8 Feb 8, 1998 Gonzaga
Tenketsu Harimoto SF 6-6 Jan 8, 1992
Kosuke Hashimoto F 6-8 May 6, 1993
Ryoma Hashimoto PG 5-10 May 11, 1988
Makoto Hiejima PG 6-3 Aug 11, 1990
Sean Hinkley F 6-6 Apr 3, 1991 Link Tochigi Brex (Japan)
Gen Hiraiwa C 6-6 Dec 5, 1997
Yuya Kamata GF 6-6 May 11, 1990
Kosuke Kanamaru SG 6-4 Mar 8, 1989
Takuya Kawamura SG 6-4 Apr 14, 1986 Link Tochigi Brex (Japan)
Naoya Kumagae F 6-5 Nov 16, 1990
Yuki Mitsuhara F 6-6 Dec 27, 1989
Yuya Nagayoshi FC 6-7 Jul 14, 1991
Taichi Nakamura G 6-3 Jun 27, 1996
Ryota Nakanishi FC 6-7 Dec 24, 1988
Narito Namizato PG 5-8 Aug 7, 1989
Yudai Nishida F 6-2 Mar 13, 1999
Takanobu Nishikawa F 6-5 Jan 14, 1992
Ryumo Ono SF 6-6 Jan 6, 1988
Atsuya Ota C 6-9 Jun 4, 1984
Ryusei Shinoyama PG 5-10 Jul 20, 1988 BYU-Hawaii
Ando Shuto G 6-3 Jun 13, 1994
Yuta Tabuse PG 5-8 Oct 5, 1980 Hitachi Sun Rockers (Japan)
Koyo Takahashi G 6-2 Jun 16, 1994 Aishin Sea Horses (Japan)
Joji Takeuchi PF 6-9 Jan 29, 1985 N/A
Kosuke Takeuchi C 6-9 Jan 29, 1985
Chikara Tanaka G 6-0 May 4, 2002 Akita Northern Happinets (Japan)
Daiki Tanaka SG 6-4 Sep 3, 1991
Yuki Togashi G 5-7 Jul 30, 1993
Naoto Tsuji G 6-1 Sep 8, 1989
Naoki Uto G 6-1 Jun 11, 1991
Leo Vendrame G 6-0 Nov 14, 1993
Hyu Watanabe F 6-9 N/A

FIBA World Cup 2019 Japan Basketball Team Matches within GROUP E

  • Venue: Shanghai Oriental Sports Center, Shanghai
Date Match
September 1, 2019 (Sunday) (4:30PM) Turkey vs. Japan
September 3, 2019 (Tuesday) (4:30PM) Japan vs. Czech Republic
September 5, 2019 (Thursday) (8:30PM) USA vs. Japan
1 September 2019
Turkey   Japan
Czech Republic   United States
3 September 2019
Japan   Czech Republic
United States   Turkey
5 September 2019
Turkey   Czech Republic
United States   Japan
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