B.League
The Chiba Jets are Japan's newest basketball champions, clinching their first-ever B.League title in June. Based in the city of Funabashi, in Chiba Prefecture, the club was founded to help put a spark into the local community, but soon hit financial troubles, with its future looking uncertain before a local businessman with no previous experience in the sports industry stepped in to save the day. The Jets went on to win the prestigious Emperor's Cup 3 years in a row, and now their B.League crown represents the culmination of a remarkable comeback story.