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 Terry Liskevych
FIVB ranking 14 (as of August 2016)
Uniforms
Home
Away
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)
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Japan men's national volleyball team
Medal record
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1972 Munich Team
Silver medal – second place 1968 Mexico City Team
Bronze medal – third place 1964 Tokyo Team
World Championship
Bronze medal – third place 1970 Sofia Team
Bronze medal – third place 1974 Mexico City Team
World Cup
Silver medal – second place 1969 Japan Team
Silver medal – second place 1977 Japan Team
World Grand Champions Cup
Bronze medal – third place 2009 Osaka/Nagoya Team
Asian Championships
Gold medal – first place 1975 Melbourne Team
Gold medal – first place 1983 Tokyo Team
Gold medal – first place 1987 Kuwait City Team
Gold medal – first place 1991 Perth Team
Gold medal – first place 1995 Seoul Team
Gold medal – first place 2005 Suphanburi Team
Gold medal – first place 2009 Manila Team
Gold medal – first place 2015 Tehran Team
Silver medal – second place 1989 Seoul Team
Silver medal – second place 1997 Doha Team
Silver medal – second place 2007 Jakarta Team
Bronze medal – third place 1979 Manama Team
Bronze medal – third place 1993 Nakhon Ratchasima Team
Bronze medal – third place 2001 Changwon Team
Asian Games
Gold medal – first place 1958 Tokyo Team
Gold medal – first place 1962 Jakarta Team
Gold medal – first place 1966 Bangkok Team
Gold medal – first place 1970 Bangkok Team
Gold medal – first place 1974 Tehran Team
Gold medal – first place 1982 New Delhi Team
Gold medal – first place 1994 Hiroshima Team
Gold medal – first place 2010 Guangzhou Team
Silver medal – second place 1978 Bangkok Team
Silver medal – second place 2014 Incheon Team
Bronze medal – third place 1990 Beijing Team
Bronze medal – third place 2002 Busan Team
AVC Cup
Bronze medal – third place 2012 Vinh Yen Team
Bronze medal – third place 2016 Nakhon Pathom Team

The Japan men's national volleyball team is the volleyball national team of Japan.

The 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 tow silver medalist at the 1969 and 1977 World Cup. Japan has been less successful in the World League era.The team has won the Asian Championships and the Asian Games eight times each.

Results[edit]

Japan national team fans in World Championship 2010

Olympics Games[edit]

  • Japan 1964Med 3.png Bronze Medal
  • Mexico 1968Med 2.png Silver Medal
  • Germany 1972Med 1.png Gold Medal
  • Canada 1976 – 4th place
  • Soviet Union 1980 – did not compete
  • United States 1984 – 8th place
  • South Korea 1988 – 10th place
  • France 1992 – 6th place
  • United States 1996 – did not qualify
  • Australia 2000 – did not qualify
  • Greece 2004 – did not qualify
  • China 2008 – 11th place (tied)
  • United Kingdom 2012 – did not qualify
  • Brazil 2016 – did not qualify

World 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

World Grand Champions Cup[edit]

Asian Games[edit]

Asian Championship[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Japan 8 3 3 14

Squads[edit]

Team[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following is the Japanese roster in the 2016 Olympic Qualification Tournament:

Head coach: Nambu Masashi

No. Name Date of birth Height Weight Spike Block 2015 club
1 Shimizu, KunihiroKunihiro Shimizu (C) 11 August 1986 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 94 kg (207 lb) 345 cm (136 in) 335 cm (132 in) Japan Panasonic Panthers
3 Nagano, TakeshiTakeshi Nagano (L) 11 July 1985 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in) 65 kg (143 lb) 315 cm (124 in) 300 cm (120 in) Japan Panasonic Panthers
4 Fukuzawa, TatsuyaTatsuya Fukuzawa 1 July 1986 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in) 84 kg (185 lb) 355 cm (140 in) 345 cm (136 in) Japan Panasonic Panthers
5 Tomimatsu, TakaakiTakaaki Tomimatsu 20 July 1984 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 83 kg (183 lb) 350 cm (140 in) 340 cm (130 in) Japan Toray Arrows
6 Yamauchi, AkihiroAkihiro Yamauchi 30 November 1993 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) 72 kg (159 lb) 348 cm (137 in) 328 cm (129 in) Japan Panasonic Panthers
7 Kuriyama, MasashiMasashi Kuriyama 14 July 1988 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in) 89 kg (196 lb) 340 cm (130 in) 330 cm (130 in) Japan Suntory Sunbirds
8 Yanagida, MasahiroMasahiro Yanagida 6 July 1992 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 78 kg (172 lb) 335 cm (132 in) 305 cm (120 in) Japan Suntory Sunbirds
10 Fukatsu, HideomiHideomi Fukatsu 1 June 1990 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 70 kg (150 lb) 330 cm (130 in) 305 cm (120 in) Japan Panasonic Panthers
11 Ishikawa, YūkiYūki Ishikawa 11 December 1995 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 74 kg (163 lb) 345 cm (136 in) 330 cm (130 in) Japan Chuo University
12 Dekita, TakashiTakashi Dekita 13 August 1991 1.99 m (6 ft 6 in) 92 kg (203 lb) 350 cm (140 in) 330 cm (130 in) Japan Sakai Blazers
14 Sakai, DaisukeDaisuke Sakai (L) 22 October 1981 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 76 kg (168 lb) 320 cm (130 in) 305 cm (120 in) Japan Suntory Sunbirds
17 Masahiro Sekita 20 November 1993 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in) 70 kg (150 lb) 320 cm (130 in) 305 cm (120 in) Japan Panasonic Panthers
18 Yoneyama, YutaYuta Yoneyama 29 August 1984 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 83 kg (183 lb) 340 cm (130 in) 320 cm (130 in) Japan Toray Arrows
19 Ryota Denda 3 July 1991 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 88 kg (194 lb) 345 cm (136 in) 327 cm (129 in) Japan Toyoda Gosei Trefuerza

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]