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B.League helps basketball bounce back in Japan

Kevin McCullagh looks at the growth of the B. League, Japan's domestic basketball league, and considers whether it might be the country's biggest sports expansion of the Reiwa era.

Action from B.League Championship Final between Alvark Tokyo and Chiba Jets on May 26, 2018 (Photo by Takashi Aoyama/Getty Images)

Kevin McCullagh looks at the growth of the B. League, Japan's domestic basketball league, and considers whether it might be the country's biggest sports expansion of the Reiwa era.

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