Japan men's national field hockey team

The Japan men's national field hockey team represents Japan in men's international field hockey and is operated by the Japan Hockey Association. As of January 2019, they are ranked 18th in the world.[1]

Japan
Japan
NicknameSamurai Japan
AssociationJapan Hockey Association
ConfederationAHF (Asia)
CoachSiegfried Aikman
Assistant coach(es)Tomoyuki Makimoto
ManagerSatoshi Makimoto
CaptainManabu Yamashita
Home
Away
FIH ranking
Current 15 Steady (21 December 2020)[1]
Highest11 (2007)
Lowest18 (December 2018 – January 2019)
Olympic Games
Appearances6 (first in 1932)
Best result2nd (1932)
World Cup
Appearances4 (first in 1971)
Best result9th (1971, 2006)
Asian Games
Appearances16 (first in 1958)
Best result1st (2018)
Asia Cup
Appearances9 (first in 1985)
Best result4th (1985, 1989, 2003, 2007)

The team participated in the first World Cup in 1971, where they finished 9th. The team is coached by Dutchman Siegfried Aikman.[2][3] At the 2018 Asian Games, they won their first international tournament by claiming the gold medal in the final against Malaysia.

Tournament historyEdit

Summer OlympicsEdit

World CupEdit

Asian GamesEdit

Asia CupEdit

Asian Champions TrophyEdit

Sultan Azlan Shah CupEdit

Hockey World LeagueEdit

Champions ChallengeEdit

TeamEdit

Current squadEdit

The following 19 players were named on for the test matches against New Zealand in Stratford, New Zealand.[4]

Head coach:   Siegfried Aikman

Caps updated as of 15 October 2019, after the match against New Zealand.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) CapsClub
28 GK Yusuke Takano (1996-04-16) 16 April 1996 (age 24) 46   Yamanashi Gakuin
30 GK Takashi Yoshikawa (1994-11-29) 29 November 1994 (age 26) 94   Gifu Asahi

13 DF Manabu Yamashita (Captain) (1989-02-04) 4 February 1989 (age 32) 186   Oyabe RED OX
14 DF Raiki Fujishima (1999-12-29) 29 December 1999 (age 21) 11   Ritsumeikan University
20 DF Masaki Ohashi (1993-05-08) 8 May 1993 (age 27) 94   LIEBE
25 DF Shota Yamada (1994-12-21) 21 December 1994 (age 26) 102   Gifu Asahi
29 DF Hirotaka Zendana (1993-02-14) 14 February 1993 (age 28) 118   Tenri Bears
32 DF Yoshiki Kirishita (1998-12-27) 27 December 1998 (age 22) 55   Tenri University

3 MF Haruki Ochiai (1996-04-18) 18 April 1996 (age 24) 6   Gifu Asahi
4 MF Genki Mitani (Captain) (1990-06-12) 12 June 1990 (age 30) 168   Fukui
5 MF Seren Tanaka (1992-11-09) 9 November 1992 (age 28) 103   Gifu Asahi
6 MF Hiromasa Ochiai (1994-02-09) 9 February 1994 (age 27) 75   LIEBE
8 MF Suguru Hoshi (1992-11-24) 24 November 1992 (age 28) 111   LIEBE
12 MF Yuma Nagai (1996-03-18) 18 March 1996 (age 24) 12   Gifu Asahi
15 MF Ken Nagayoshi (1999-10-26) 26 October 1999 (age 21) 12   Tenri Bears

1 FW Koji Yamasaki (1996-02-27) 27 February 1996 (age 24) 97   Shiga
18 FW Ryosei Kato (1997-08-19) 19 August 1997 (age 23) 12   Ritsumeikan University
21 FW Hirotaka Wakuri (1994-08-31) 31 August 1994 (age 26) 73   Fukui
31 FW Kota Watanabe (1996-10-30) 30 October 1996 (age 24) 74   Fukui

Recent call-upsEdit

The following players have been called up for the national team in the last 12 months.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Club Latest call-up

MF Kenji Kitazato (1989-05-19) 19 May 1989 (age 31) 165   ALDER Hanno v.   Canada, 1 July 2019
DF Riku Tamura (1999-09-07) 7 September 1999 (age 21) 23   Yamanashi Gakuin v.   Canada, 1 July 2019

MF Yosuke Takahashi (1999-08-16) 16 August 1999 (age 21) 3   Yamanashi Gakuin v.   Canada, 1 July 2019
MF Kazuki Yoneda (1999-11-10) 10 November 1999 (age 21) 24   Tenri University 2019 Sultan Azlan Shah Cup

FW Kenta Tanaka (1988-05-04) 4 May 1988 (age 32) 154   HGC Tokyo 2020 Olympics Test Event
FW Kazuma Murata (1991-11-28) 28 November 1991 (age 29) 120   Oyabe RED OX Tokyo 2020 Olympics Test Event
FW Kentaro Fukuda (1995-07-27) 27 July 1995 (age 25) 69   Gifu Asahi Tokyo 2020 Olympics Test Event

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "FIH Men's and Women's World Ranking". FIH. 21 December 2020. Retrieved 21 December 2020.
  2. ^ (in Dutch) http://www.nrc.nl/sport/article2162322.ece/Hockeytrainer_Tilburg_wordt_bondscoach_Japan
  3. ^ "Japanese Hockey Federation". Retrieved 21 December 2014.
  4. ^ "Team Details Japan". tms.fih.ch. International Hockey Federation. p. 1. Retrieved 10 October 2019.

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