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Sun Chlorella presents
World University Basketball Series (WUBS)
“Sun Chlorella presents World University Basketball Series (WUBS)” is a new annual champions league-style tournament for university basketball teams. The first edition of the tournament, played at the Yoyogi National Stadium Second Gymnasium in Tokyo from August 9-11, 2022, saw the Ateneo Blue Eagles from the Philippines crowned as the inaugural champions.
NBA Japan games
For the first time in 16 years, two NBA teams, the Toronto Raptors and Houston Rockets, tipped off in Japan. Apart from presenting the league, Rakuten Sports was involved with all aspects of the game operations in Japan.
Rakuten Cup is an international club soccer tournament. The first edition in 2019 saw the first-ever match between two top European clubs – FC Barcelona and Chelsea FC – in Japan, as well as Vissel Kobe taking on the Catalan giants.