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Video: Japan's First NBA Basketball School in Tokyo


Video: Japan's First NBA Basketball School in Tokyo

The elite NBA Basketball School aims to nurture the next generation in Japan by imparting complex basketball skills with a focus on values, health and wellness.

Japan's first NBA Basketball School was unveiled on April 5 in the Shibuya district of Tokyo.

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The launch of an NBA school in Japan is timely, coming at an exciting moment in the country's basketball development. With the B.League catalyzing a basketball renaissance since 2016, the surge in local talent is unmistakable. Japan's women's team clinched a silver medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, and with both the men's and women's teams securing berths for the 2024 Paris Games, Japan's presence on the world stage has been solidified. 


Author: Philip Dann

Philip Dann is a video journalist and producer, versatile across mediums. With a background in documentary and news features that spans Japan and the UK, his work is recognized for its storytelling in sports, culture, travel, and social issues, offering insights through a multicultural lens. His portfolio at NHK World highlights his strengths in engaging and informing global audiences.


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