NBA Japan Games Return Announced!

April 13, 2022
by RNN

After a three-year wait, the National Basketball Association (NBA) is finally coming back to Japan! Rakuten and the NBA held a joint press conference to announce that two preseason games will be played in Japan as the NBA Japan Games 2022 Presented by Rakuten.
In one of this season's most highly-anticipated matchups, the six-time NBA Champion Golden State Warriors will face off against the Washington Wizards, featuring native Japanese player Rui Hachimura. In this video, RNN covers the history of the relationship between Rakuten and the NBA, and showcases highlights from the press conference, which itself attracted an impressive amount of media attention.

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