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 July 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/
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
Gold medal – first place 2017 Gresik 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 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 – Qualified

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

Asian Games[edit]

Asian Championship[edit]

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Japan 9 3 3 15

Squads[edit]

Team[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following is the Japanese roster in the 2017 World League.[1]

Head coach: Yuichi Nakagaichi

No. Name Date of birth Height Weight Spike Block 2016–17 club
2 Fukatsu, HideomiHideomi Fukatsu (C) 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
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 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 Osaka Blazers Sakai
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
9 Kuriyama, MasashiMasashi Kuriyama 14 July 1988 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 89 kg (196 lb) 340 cm (130 in) 330 cm (130 in) Japan Suntory Sunbirds
10 Yamada, ShuzoShuzo Yamada 27 November 1992 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 78 kg (172 lb) 340 cm (130 in) 323 cm (127 in) Japan Toyoda Gosei Trefuerza
12 Takamatsu, TakuyaTakuya Takamatsu 8 January 1988 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 78 kg (172 lb) 341 cm (134 in) 320 cm (130 in) Japan Toyoda Gosei Trefuerza
13 Takano, NaoyaNaoya Takano 30 April 1993 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 72 kg (159 lb) 335 cm (132 in) 320 cm (130 in) Japan Osaka Blazers Sakai
14 Ishikawa, YūkiYūki Ishikawa 11 December 1995 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 82 kg (181 lb) 345 cm (136 in) 330 cm (130 in) Japan Chuo University
15 Haku, LeeLee Haku 27 December 1990 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 83 kg (183 lb) 347 cm (137 in) 325 cm (128 in) Japan Toray Arrows
17 Sekita, MasahiroMasahiro 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 Suzuki, YujiYuji Suzuki 7 June 1986 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in) 80 kg (180 lb) 350 cm (140 in) 330 cm (130 in) Japan Toray Arrows
19 Asano, HiroakiHiroaki Asano 6 October 1990 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 69 kg (152 lb) 335 cm (132 in) 315 cm (124 in) Japan JTEKT Stings
21 Fujii, NaonobuNaonobu Fujii 5 January 1992 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 78 kg (172 lb) 320 cm (130 in) 305 cm (120 in) Japan Toray Arrows
22 Ide, SatoshiSatoshi Ide 16 January 1992 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in) 70 kg (150 lb) 305 cm (120 in) 300 cm (120 in) Japan Toray Arrows
23 Tsuruda, TaikiTaiki Tsuruda 13 July 1991 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in) 73 kg (161 lb) 330 cm (130 in) 305 cm (120 in) Japan Suntory Sunbirds
25 Onodera, TaishiTaishi Onodera 27 February 1996 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 97 kg (214 lb) 330 cm (130 in) 320 cm (130 in) Japan Tokai University
26 Otake, IsseiIssei Otake 3 December 1995 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 91 kg (201 lb) 330 cm (130 in) 320 cm (130 in) Japan Chuo University

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 World League 2017. Retrieved 13 June 2017.