Japan delegation head apologises, sends home basketball players for night with women

20 August 2018

Japan have sent home four players from their men's basketball team at the 18th Asian Games for spending the night in a Jakarta hotel with women on Monday.

The players left the athletes' village to eat at a restaurant. They met a Japanese-speaking local who told them about a bar where they could meet women. The quartet spent a couple of hours at the bar before checking into a hotel with four women, staying there until Friday morning.