Japan men's national volleyball team

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Japan
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Nickname(s) RYUJIN NIPPON
Association Japan Volleyball Association
Confederation AVC
Head coach Yuichi Nakagaichi
FIVB ranking 12 (as of August 2017)
Uniforms
Home
Away
Third
Summer Olympics
Appearances 8 (First in 1964)
Best result Gold medal with cup.svg (1972)
World Championship
Appearances 13 (First in 1960)
Best result Bronze medal with cup.svg (1970, 1974)
http://www.jva.or.jp/en/

The Japan men's national volleyball team has won three Olympic medals, including a gold medal in Munich 1972 and won a bronze medal at the Tokyo 1964, silver medalist at Mexico 1968. Japan also, the team was third at the 1970 and 1974 World Championships, and 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.

Results[edit]

Japan national team fans in World Championship 2010

Olympic Games[edit]

World Championship[edit]

  • Czechoslovakia 1949 – Did not participate
  • Soviet Union 1952 – Did not participate
  • France 1956 – Did not participate
  • Brazil 1960 – 8th place
  • Soviet Union 1962 – 5th place
  • Czechoslovakia 1966 – 5th place
  • Bulgaria 1970Bronze 3rd place
  • Mexico 1974Bronze 3rd place
  • Italy 1978 – 11th place
  • Argentina 1982 – 4th place
  • France 1986 – 10th place
  • Brazil 1990 – 11th place
  • Greece 1994 – 9th place
  • Japan 1998 – 15th place
  • Argentina 2002 – 9th place
  • Japan 2006 – 8th place
  • Italy 2010 – 13th place
  • Poland 2014 – Did not qualify
  • Italy Bulgaria 2018 – 17th place

World Cup[edit]

World Grand Champions Cup[edit]

World League[edit]

  • 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 League[edit]

Asian Championship[edit]

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Japan93315
Totals (1 nations)93315

Asian Games[edit]

Squads[edit]

Team[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following is the Japanese roster in the 2018 World Championship.[1]

Head coach: Yuichi Nakagaichi

No. Name Date of birth Height Weight Spike Block 2018–19 club
1 Issei Ōtake 3 December 1995 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 98 kg (216 lb) 345 cm (136 in) 327 cm (129 in) Japan 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) Japan Toray Arrows
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) Japan 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) Japan Panasonic Panthers
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) Japan 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) Japan 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) Japan JTEKT Stings
14 Yūki 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) Japan 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) Japan Toray Arrows
17 Yamato Fushimi 24 December 1991 2.07 m (6 ft 9 in) 113 kg (249 lb) 340 cm (130 in) 330 cm (130 in) Japan Toray Arrows
18 Masahiro Sekita 20 November 1993 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) 72 kg (159 lb) 311 cm (122 in) 295 cm (116 in) Japan Panasonic Panthers
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) Japan JTEKT Stings

Coach history[edit]

Kit providers[edit]

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

Period Kit provider
2000– Asics

Sponsorship[edit]

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

Stadium[edit]

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

Media[edit]

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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Team Roster – Japan". FIVB. Retrieved 8 September 2018.