Both federations hope to benefit from the cooperation and the exchange of knowledge and ideas - from grassroots basketball, professional structures in the national leagues to the development of coaches, referees and national team players.
JBA President Yuko Mitsuya embraced the opportunity to receive an exclusive tour of the offices, as well as having a closer look at the Bavarian capital.
"Japanese basketball still has a lot to learn. We have experienced some re-structuring recently, so for us it was interesting to see how concepts are implemented and perfected, for example when it comes to the development of players, coaches and referees," he said. "The biggest surprise for me was that FIBA Europe, as a big organization, manages (all of their projects) with a small number of staff."
"I played for the Japanese volleyball team, when I last came to Munich. The training was very hard. I remember that we had a half day off and went to Marienplatz where we enjoyed a big ice-cream in front of the old city hall. That is one of the most beautiful memories I have of Munich," he added with a smile.
"It is interesting for them and they are looking to bring some support and ideas back to Japan," he said. "We are talking a lot about FIBA EuroBasket 2015 and also the upcoming EuroBasket, because Japan is also in the process of bidding for the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023, in which they want to organize one round with Indonesia and Philippines."
Additionally, Weiss applauded the attendance of legendary coach Svetislav Pesic.
"It was very good that Svetislav Pesic was here. He provided us with a lot of information about how the league is working and about which way the games are going, as well as providing a perspective on the role of foreign players, comparing the situation between Germany and Japan."