Japan men's national water polo team

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Japan
Nickname(s) ポセイドン ジャパン(Poseidon Japan)[1]
Confederation AASF (Asia)
Head coach Yoji Omoto
Asst coach Takahisa Minami
Makihiro Motomiya
Captain Yusuke Shimizu
FINA code JPN
Olympic Games
Appearances 8 (first in 1932)
Best result 4th place (1932)
World Championships
Appearances 7 (first in 2001)
Best result 10th place (2017)
World League
Appearances 8 (first in 2006)
Best result 7th place(2013)
Asian Games
Appearances 15 (first in 1954)
Best result 1st, gold medalist(s) (1958, 1962, 1966, 1970)

The Japan men's national water polo team is the representative for Japan in international men's water polo.

Results[edit]

Olympic Games[edit]

  • 1932 — 4th place
  • 1936 — First round
  • 1960 — First round
  • 1964 — First round
  • 1968 — 12th place
  • 1972 — 15th place
  • 1984 — 11th place
  • 2016 — 12th place

World Championship[edit]

  • 2001 — 16th place
  • 2003 — 15th place
  • 2005 — 14th place
  • 2007 — 16th place
  • 2011 — 11th place
  • 2015 — 13th place
  • 2017 — 10th place

FINA World League[edit]

  • 2006 — Preliminary round
  • 2007 — Preliminary round
  • 2008 — Preliminary round

Asian Games[edit]

Current squad[edit]

Squad for the 2017 World Aquatics Championships.[2]

Head coach: Yoji Omoto

Name Pos. Height Weight L/R Date of birth 2016/17 club
1 Katsuyuki Tanamura GK 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) 84 kg (185 lb) R 3 August 1989
2 Seiya Adachi D 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in) 67 kg (148 lb) R 24 June 1995
3 Shuma Kawamoto D R 23 April 1996
4 Mitsuaki Shiga D 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in) 75 kg (165 lb) R 16 September 1991
5 Yoshida Takuma D R 11 October 1994
6 Atsuto Iida CF 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in) 82 kg (181 lb) R 24 December 1993
7 Yusuke Shimizu (c) CF 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in) 93 kg (205 lb) L 7 September 1988
8 Mitsuru Takata CF R 8 December 1995
9 Atsushi Arai D 1.69 m (5 ft 7 in) 62 kg (137 lb) R 3 February 1994
10 Kohei Inaba D R 27 January 1996
11 Keigo Okawa D 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 96 kg (212 lb) R 11 March 1990
12 Kenta Araki CF R 6 April 1995
13 Tomoyoshi Fukushima GK 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in) 75 kg (165 lb) R 3 June 1993

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.poseidonjapan.net/
  2. ^ "Budapest 2017 Japanese Men's Water Polo Team" (PDF). Omega Timing. Retrieved 15 July 2017.