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Japan men's national volleyball team

The Japan men's national volleyball team represents Japan in international volleyball competitions and friendly matches. Japan won a bronze medal at the Tokyo 1964 Olympic Games, followed by silver at Mexico 1968 and a gold at Munich 1972. The years after this have been less successful. Japan missed three successive Olympic Games before returning at Beijing 2008, where they failed to win a match. Japan then failed to qualify for the London 2012 Olympic Games and also missed Rio 2016 after finishing seventh at the World Olympic Qualification Tournament in Tokyo. They also failed to qualify for the 2014 FIVB World Championship the first edition they had missed in 54 years. They had previously won FIVB World Championship bronze medals in 1970 and 1974. Japan silver medalists at the 1969 and 1977 World Cup. Japan has been less successful in the World League era. The team has won the Asian Championships nine times and the Asian Games eight times. Japan have been crowned Asian championship eight times and have won golds at the Asian Games.

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Nickname(s)RYUJIN NIPPON
AssociationJapan Volleyball Association
ConfederationAVC
Head coachFrance Philippe Blain
FIVB ranking11 (as of October 2018)
Uniforms
Home
Away
Third
Summer Olympics
Appearances8 (First in 1964)
Best resultGold medal with cup.svg (1972)
World Championship
Appearances13 (First in 1960)
Best resultBronze medal with cup.svg (1970, 1974)
http://www.jva.or.jp/en/

ResultsEdit

 
Japan national team fans in World Championship 2010

Olympic GamesEdit

World ChampionshipEdit

World CupEdit

World Grand Champions CupEdit

World LeagueEdit

  • 1990 — 6th place
  • 1991 — 7th place
  • 1992 — 10th place
  • 1993 — 6th place
  • 1994 — 7th place
  • 1995 — 8th place
  • 1996 — 9th place
  • 1997 — 12th place
  • 1998 — did not participate
  • 1999 — did not participate
  • 2000 — did not participate
  • 2001 — 9th place
  • 2002 — 13th place
  • 2003 — 13th place
  • 2004 — 10th place
  • 2005 — 10th place
  • 2006 — 13th place
  • 2007 — 13th place
  • 2008 — 6th place
  • 2009 — 15th place
  • 2010 — did not qualify
  • 2011 — 15th place
  • 2012 — 15th place
  • 2013 — 18th place
  • 2014 — 19th place
  • 2015 — 13th place
  • 2016 — 24th place
  • 2017 — 14th place

Nations LeagueEdit

Asian GamesEdit

Goodwill GamesEdit

  • 1986  3rd place
  • 1990 — did not participate

SquadsEdit

TeamEdit

Current squadEdit

The following is the Japanese roster in the 2019 Men's Nations League.[1]

Head coach: Yuichi Nakagaichi

No. Name Date of birth Height Weight Spike Block 2018–19 club
1 Issei Otake 3 December 1995 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 98 kg (216 lb) 345 cm (136 in) 327 cm (129 in)   Panasonic Panthers
2 Hideomi Fukatsu 1 June 1990 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 70 kg (150 lb) 325 cm (128 in) 305 cm (120 in)   Panasonic Panthers
3 Naonobu Fujii 5 January 1992 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 78 kg (172 lb) 312 cm (123 in) 297 cm (117 in)   Toray Arrows
4 Akihiro Fukuzawa 23 July 1987 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 78 kg (172 lb) 325 cm (128 in) 305 cm (120 in)   JT Thunders
5 Tatsuya Fukuzawa 1 July 1986 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in) 88 kg (194 lb) 355 cm (140 in) 330 cm (130 in)   Panasonic Panthers
6 Akihiro Yamauchi 30 November 1993 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) 80 kg (180 lb) 353 cm (139 in) 335 cm (132 in)   Panasonic Panthers
7 Takashi Dekita 13 August 1991 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 94 kg (207 lb) 346 cm (136 in) 331 cm (130 in)   Osaka Blazers Sakai
8 Masahiro Yanagida (C) 6 July 1992 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 79 kg (174 lb) 328 cm (129 in) 301 cm (119 in) Free agent
9 Satoshi Ide 16 January 1992 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in) 74 kg (163 lb) 303 cm (119 in) 290 cm (110 in)   Toray Arrows
10 Taichiro Koga 4 October 1989 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) 70 kg (150 lb) 292 cm (115 in) 277 cm (109 in)   Toyoda Gosei Trefuerza
11 Yuji Nishida 30 January 2000 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 80 kg (180 lb) 346 cm (136 in) 330 cm (130 in)   JTEKT Stings
12 Masahiro Sekita 20 November 1993 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) 73 kg (161 lb) 331 cm (130 in) 296 cm (117 in)   Osaka Blazers Sakai
13 Naoya Takano 30 April 1993 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 78 kg (172 lb) 338 cm (133 in) 316 cm (124 in)   Osaka Blazers Sakai
14 Yuki Ishikawa 11 December 1995 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 84 kg (185 lb) 351 cm (138 in) 327 cm (129 in) Free agent
15 Haku Ri 27 December 1990 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 82 kg (181 lb) 344 cm (135 in) 330 cm (130 in)   Toray Arrows
16 Kentaro Takahashi 8 February 1995 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 103 kg (227 lb) 351 cm (138 in) 338 cm (133 in)   Toray Arrows|
17 Tsubasa Hisahara 18 March 1995 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 80 kg (180 lb) 339 cm (133 in) 320 cm (130 in)   Panasonic Panthers
18 Masashi Kuriyama 14 July 1988 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 85 kg (187 lb) 350 cm (140 in) 335 cm (132 in)   Suntory Sunbirds
19 Hiroaki Asano 6 October 1990 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) 72 kg (159 lb) 311 cm (122 in) 295 cm (116 in)   JTEKT Stings
20 Taishi Onodera 27 February 1996 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 98 kg (216 lb) 346 cm (136 in) 323 cm (127 in)   JT Thunders
21 Kunihiro Shimizu 11 August 1986 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 97 kg (214 lb) 330 cm (130 in) 320 cm (130 in)   Panasonic Panthers
22 Tomohiro Yamamoto 5 November 1994 1.71 m (5 ft 7 in) 69 kg (152 lb) 301 cm (119 in) 299 cm (118 in)   Sakai Blazers
23 Yuki Higuchi 27 April 1996 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 79 kg (174 lb) 345 cm (136 in) 320 cm (130 in)   Sakai Blazers
24 Jin Tsuzuki 28 December 1998 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 85 kg (187 lb) 345 cm (136 in) 320 cm (130 in)   Chuo University

Coach historyEdit

Kit providersEdit

The table below shows the history of kit providers for the Japan national volleyball team.

Period Kit provider
2000– Asics

SponsorshipEdit

Primary sponsors include: main sponsors like Shiseido other sponsors: Japanet, Molten, All Nippon Airways, Suntory, JTEKT, Nisshin Steel, Nippon Life, Marudai, Mizuno, Meiji Seika, Descente, Mikasa and Hisamitsu Pharmaceutical.

 
Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium

StadiumEdit

Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium and Yoyogi National Gymnasium Japan national team training and hosting venues.

MediaEdit

Japan's matches and friendlies are currently televised by Nippon TV, GAORA and NHK.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Team Roster - Japan - FIVB Volleyball Nations League 2019". www.volleyball.world. Retrieved 2019-05-28.