Japan (42nd in the world ranking) of the 1st league group B, who faced the first foreign match in 1 year and 4 months due to the suspension of activities of Corona, lost to the superior China (29th in the world ranking) 57-66. , 1 win and 1 loss in total.

Japan, which was forced to allow the lead from the beginning, closed the gap by 7 points at one point with a 3-point shot by Kosuke Kanamaru (Mikawa) and Makoto Hiejima (Utsunomiya) in the 4th quarter.

Kanamaru and Hiejima scored 12 goals in Thailand, the most in the team. Tenketsu Harimoto (Nagoya D) struggled with 11 points and 6 rebounds, and Edwards Gavin (Chiba) also showed a presence under the goal, with 8 points and 6 rebounds.

Japan will face Taiwan on the 18th and China again on the 19th.