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Japan Drawn in Group A - Oct 12, 2015

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Japan was drawn in Group A for the 2015 FIBA Asia Under 16 Championship for Men that will be played from October 29 - November 7, 2015 in Semarang, Indonesia. Group A features Japan with Kuwait, Hong Kong from East Asia and Malaysia from Southeast Asia. Group B features Chinese Taipei, Bangladesh, hosts Indonesia and Lebanon. Group C is composed of the Philippines, North Korea, Bahrain and Thailand. Group D has China, Iraq, India and South Korea.
Japan's Under 16 national team is coached by Torsten Loibl and the national team has 13 players composed of the following:
Reo Shimajiri (Konan HS)
Keisuke Mimori (Sapporo Nihon HS)
Taiga Kagitomi (Fukuoka University HS)
Yudai Nishida (Fukuoka University HS)
Soichiro Inoue (Fukuoka University HS)
Seiya Takahara (Tsuchiura Nihon University HS)
Rei Ito (Hirakikokorozashi INTL HS)
Kazuki Miyamoto (Tokogakuen HS)
Kohei Tsuneta (Masatomo Fukaya HS)
Aren Hachimura (Mesei HS)
Ryo Kobayashi (Tokogakuen HS)
Daiki Tsuchiya (Kurashiki Tamashima HS)
Syuki Nakata (Fukuoka Tatsunishi HS)

In the 2013 edition of the tournament, Japan finished third lead by Aren Hachimura's older brother Rui to qualify for the 2014 FIBA Under 17 World Championship for Men. This year's top three finishers qualify to the Under 17 championship next year. Two more training camps are scheduled for the 13 man U16 junior Hayabusa team before one more cut is made to round off the twelve man member of the team before the team leaves for Indonesia.
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Asian Championships U16 Final Standings
 1. Australia
 2. China
 3. N.Zealand
 4. Philippine.
 5. S.Korea
 6. Japan
 7. Iran
 8. Lebanon

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