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SPORTS JAPAN

SPORTS JAPAN tells you everything about the exciting world of Japanese sports and martial arts with in-depth analysis and up-to-the-minute stories.

Ayako Kisa

Originally from Tokyo, Ayako lived in Los Angeles for 7 years during her childhood. She later became a well-known newscaster for Fuji TV and married US Major League baseball player Kazuhisa Ishii. She went on to become a freelance TV personality appearing on various news, variety and sports shows.

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Sun.14:10 - 14:40
20:10 - 20:40
Mon.2:30 - 3:00
8:30 - 9:00

Feb. 1, Sun.

Freestyle Basketball

Freestyle basketball is really taking off in Japan and around the world. Players compete in one-on-one battles to show off their original ball handling and spinning skills. As well as showing highlights from the Japan national tournament, we also check out the techniques of some top international players and see why more and more Japanese young people are getting hooked.

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    ZiNEZ a.k.a KAMIKAZE
    KAMIKAZE claimed 3 freestyle basketball national titles in 2008, 2009 and 2013. With his long limbs, he's developed an incredibly fast style that supporters adore. When it comes to single-ball tricks, he's probably the best in the world.

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