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Kenta Nishimoto

Discussion in 'Japan Professional Players' started by blabl, Apr 19, 2016.

  1. blabl

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    Kenta Nishimoto admitted to visit illegal casinos



    The Nippon Badminton Association on Tuesday named Kenta Nishimoto as its latest shuttler to have visited an illegal casino.

    According to the association, Nishimoto, who plays for the Japan A team, said he went to a casino twice in February and March last year, but claims he did not bet.

    The 21-year-old Chuo University student has been issued a warning and removed from the team, the association said.

    World No. 2 Kento Momota was suspended indefinitely for frequenting casinos, ruling him out for this summer’s Rio de Janeiro Olympics.




    Source : http://www.japantimes.co.jp/sports/...ton-association-warns-nishimura-casino-visit/
     
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    Another badminton player visited casinos

    An additional Japan national team player has admitted to entering an illegal casino, the Nippon Badminton Association revealed Monday.

    The association is investigating illegal gambling on the national team after world No. 2 Kento Momota was found to have frequented casinos, which are barred in Japan.

    Momota has received an indefinite suspension, barring him from participating in this summer’s Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

    The additional player — whose name has been withheld — notified the association that he twice entered a casino last year in February and March, but said he did not wager.

    The association investigated 106 players and staff with the national team since 2014 to ascertain whether they went to casinos.

    “Considering his status as a national team member, the player cannot be exempt from some kind of discipline,” said Kinji Zeniya, the association’s chief executive.

    The association intends to decide on the player’s punishment on Tuesday, while the board of directors will decide whether or not to make the player’s name public. Kenichi Tago, who invited Momota and others of his NTT East team to the illegal gambling establishments, also invited this player, who belongs to a different club.

    The player said in a hearing that he attended twice but left after about 20 minutes, while asserting he did not gamble.

    Tago, who lost huge sums of money at casinos also received an indefinite suspension from the association, his name was stricken from the association’s registry and he lost his job at Nippon Telegraph and Telephone East Corp. Momota was suspended from work for 30 days. The other players received playing bans ranging from six months to a year.





    Source : http://www.japantimes.co.jp/sports/...s-another-player-visited-casino/#.VxXz0u72PIZ
     
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    Introduction to Kenta Nishimoto

    Kenta Nishimoto personal particulars



    Personal Information

    Family name : NISHIMOTO
    Given name : Kenta
    Country Code : JPN - Japan
    Birthdate : 30 August 1994
    Gender : Men
    Height (cm) 179
    Weight (kg) 69
    Teams : Badminton JAPAN
    Event List : Badminton Men's Singles
    Badminton Team : Chuo University
    University City : Tokyo
     
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    Since all the badminton players have been interviewed more badminton players who have visited illegal casinos linked to gangsters, illegal triad and Yakuza for betting will be named within next month. By the month of May I guess we will get to see a detailed lists of Japanese badminton players who have visited illegal casinos for betting.
     
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    This is unfortunate on so many levels - the effect on the sport in general, on the sport in Japan and on the individual players and their promising careers.
    Hopefully, this will not escalate into a career-damaging drama.
     
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    ... Japan won't have any singles player to talk about in Thomas Cup and Olympics. Hard blow. Really hard blow. They built it so hard..

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    Shame.. It is already career damaging. It's Olympic year!

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    Wow removed from the team for visiting twice a casino without betting oO... Way too harsh in my opinion.

    Japan really has no one anymore to send to Uber/ Thomas Cup! It's gonna be huge blow to the rest of the Japan team..
     
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    Kenta Nishimoto will play in Japan open.
     
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