Sun Chlorella Corporation (Head Office: Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto City; President & CEO: Futoshi Nakayama) is pleased to announce the conclusion of an Official Partnership agreement to support the NBA Japan Games 2022 Presented by Rakuten & NISSAN.
The 2022 NBA champion Golden State Warriors and the Washington Wizards will play two preseason games on Friday, Sept. 30 and Sunday, Oct. 2 at Saitama Super Arena, marking the league’s 15th and 16th games in the country.
In addition to the two games, NBA Japan Games Saturday Night 2022 Presented by Rakuten & NISSAN, which will be held Saturday, Oct. 1 at 5 p.m. at Saitama Super Arena, will celebrate the game of basketball and showcase the convergence of the NBA and popular culture for a unique fan experience. The event will feature appearances by Warriors and Wizards players, NBA legends and special celebrity guests, as well as a slam dunk contest featuring professional dunkers, a Shooting Stars challenge, a three-point contest featuring players from the Warriors and Wizards, a musical performance by Japanese rock duo Yuzu, and more.
Between 1990 and 2003, the NBA staged 12 regular-season games in Japan in Saitama City, Tokyo and Yokohama. The matchup between the Phoenix Suns and the Utah Jazz in Tokyo on Nov. 2, 1990 marked the first regular-season game played outside of North America by a U.S. sports league. The NBA last played games in Japan in 2019, when Rakuten and the NBA partnered to bring the Houston Rockets and the 2019 NBA champion Toronto Raptors to the country for two preseason games.
Sun Chlorella will conduct a consumer campaign for fans to win the chance to attend the Game 1 or 2 of ‘NBA Japan Games 2022 Presented by Rakuten & NISSAN’. Please see below for details of the campaign.
7 pm JST on Friday, September 30th: Game 1
5 pm JST on Saturday, October 1st: Saturday Night
2 pm JST on Sunday, October 2nd: Game 2