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Seahorses Mikawa is a Japanese professional basketball team located in Kariya and sponsored by Aisin. The team was founded in 1947. The team currently plays in the National Basketball League. In July 2015 it was announced that the team will compete in the first division of the new Japan Professional Basketball League, which commenced in October 2016.[1]

Seahorses Mikawa
Seahorses Mikawa logo
HistoryAisin Seiki
Aisin Seiki Aisin SeaHorses
Aisin SeaHorses
Aisin SeaHorses Mikawa
SeaHorses Mikawa
ArenaWing Arena Kariya
Head coachKimikazu Suzuki



Throughout the past decade, the team has been led by head coach Kimikazu Suzuki and naturalized big man J. R. Sakuragi, who led the SeaHorses to decades of success,[2] including numerous titles in Japan's prime basketball league.


2003, 2004, 2008, 2009, 2013
  • Challenge Cup: 1
  • Emperor's Cup: 2
2009, 2013

Current rosterEdit

Note: Flags indicate national team eligibility at FIBA sanctioned events. Players may hold other non-FIBA nationality not displayed.

Seahorses Mikawa roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name
SF 0   James Southerland
PF 3   Kennedy Meeks
PG 4   Masaya Karimata (C)
C 5   Isaac Butts
PG 8   Sunao Murakami
G 9   Masaaki Morikawa
PG 11   Ko Kumagai
SF 12   Takanobu Nishikawa
G/F 14   Kosuke Kanamaru
SG 16   Keijuro Matsui
G/F 24   Kato Toshikazu
G 30   Yuta Okada
C 32   J. R. Sakuragi
PG 46   Shusuke Ikuhara
Head coach

  Suzuki Kimikazu

Assistant coach(es)

Aiki Okubo
Junki Nakahori

  • (C) Team captain
  •   Injured

Updated: 2018

Notable playersEdit


2008–09 season, Kotooka General Gymnasium

Practice facilitiesEdit

Aisin Seiki Gymnasium


  1. ^ "JPBLの「1部~3部階層分け発表記者会見」について" [Regarding the JPBL's "Division 1-3 Assignment Press Conference"] (in Japanese). Nishinomiya Storks. 30 July 2015. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 11 August 2015.
  2. ^ Veteran J.R. Sakuragi sets tone for Mikawa in victory over Chiba, Ed Odeven (The Japan Times), 8 April 2018. Retrieved 2 May 2018.

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