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Japan
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Association Japan Volleyball Association
Confederation AVC
Head coach Masayoshi Manabe
FIVB ranking 3 (as of September 2014)
Summer Olympics
Appearances 11 (First in 1964)
World Championship
Appearances 15 (First in 1960)
Best result Gold medal with cup.svg (1962, 1967, 1974)
Website http://www.jva.or.jp/ (:ja)
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Japan women's national volleyball team
Medal record
Olympic Games
Gold 1964 Tokyo Team
Gold 1976 Montreal Team
Silver 1968 Mexico City Team
Silver 1972 Munich Team
Bronze 1984 Los Angeles Team
Bronze 2012 London Team
World Championship
Gold 1962 Soviet Union Team
Gold 1967 Japan Team
Gold 1974 Mexico Team
Silver 1960 Brazil Team
Silver 1970 Bulgaria Team
Silver 1978 Soviet Union Team
Bronze 2010 Japan Team
World Cup
Gold 1977 Japan Team
Silver 1973 Japan Team
Silver 1981 Japan Team
World Grand Champions Cup
Bronze 2001 Japan Team
World Grand Prix
Silver 2014 Japan Team
Asian Games
Gold 1962 Jakarta Team
Gold 1966 Bangkok Team
Gold 1970 Bangkok Team
Gold 1974 Tehran Team
Gold 1978 Bangkok Team
Silver 1982 New Delhi Team
Silver 1986 Seoul Team
Silver 2006 Doha Team
Bronze 1990 Beijing Team
Bronze 1994 Hiroshima Team
Bronze 1998 Bangkok Team
Bronze 2002 Busan Team
Asian Championship
Gold 1975 Melbourne Team
Gold 1983 Fukuoka Team
Gold 2007 Suphanburi Team
Silver 1979 Hong Kong Team
Silver 1987 Shanghai Team
Silver 1991 Bangkok Team
Silver 1993 Shanghai Team
Silver 2003 Ho Chi Minh City Team
Silver 2011 Taipei Team
Silver 2013 Nakhon Ratchasima Team
Bronze 1989 Hong Kong Team
Bronze 1995 Chiang Mai Team
Bronze 1997 Manila Team
Bronze 1999 Hong Kong Team
Bronze 2005 Taicang Team
Bronze 2009 Hanoi Team

The Japan women's national volleyball team, or All-Japan women's volleyball team, is the volleyball national team of Japan, currently ranked 3rd[1] by the FIVB. The current head coach is Masayoshi Manabe.

One of their greatest successes was at the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, when they defeated the heavily favored Soviet Union on the way to the gold medal.

Japan qualified for the 2004 Summer Olympics by winning the Women's Olympic Qualifier, from May 8 to May 16 in Tokyo, Japan. In Athens, Greece the team took fifth place in the overall-rankings.

2012 London Olympics[edit]

Japan qualified for the 2012 Summer Olympics as the best Asian team in the 2012 FIVB Women's World Olympic Qualification Tournament. In the 2012 Olympics, Japan had been placed on Group A with Russian Republic, Italy, Dominican Republic, the host Great Britain and Algeria. Japan finished third in the Group. In the quarter-finals, Japan faced the old Asian rival China. Saori Kimura and Yukiko Ebata each scored 33 points in this thrilling game in which China were beaten by 3–2. It was their first win over China in 11 years as far as FIVB games are concerned. On 9 August 2012, the Japanese were outplayed by the defending champions Brazil in the semi-finals. On 11 August 2012, Japan beat South Korea 3–0 in the bronze medal match. It is the first Olympics' volleyball medal for the Japanese since the 1984 Summer Olympics. As of August 13, 2012 Japan Women's Team ranked 3rd in the world behind United States women's national volleyball team and Brazil women's national volleyball team.

6 times World Champions[edit]

Year Games Host Runner-up 2nd Runner-up
1962 # 4th World Championship USSR Soviet Union USSR Poland Poland
1964 # Tokyo Olympics Games Japan Soviet Union USSR Poland Poland
1967 # 5th World Championship Japan Soviet Union USSR South Korea South Korea
1974 & 7th World Championship Mexico Soviet Union USSR South Korea South Korea
1976 & Montreal Olympic Games Canada Soviet Union USSR South Korea South Korea
1977 & 2nd World Cup Japan Cuba Cuba South Korea South Korea

#, & – Twice 3 Straight Major titles in 1960s and 1970s

(World Women's Volleyball Championship, World Cup, Olympic Games)

Results[edit]

Olympic Games[edit]

World Championship[edit]

  • 1952 – did not compete
  • 1956 – did not compete
  • 1960Med 2.png Silver Medal
  • 1962Med 1.png Gold Medal
  • 1967Med 1.png Gold Medal
  • 1970Med 2.png Silver Medal
  • 1974Med 1.png Gold Medal
  • 1978Med 2.png Silver Medal
  • 1982 – 4th place
  • 1986 – 7th place
  • 1990 – 8th place
  • 1994 – 7th place
  • 1998 – 8th place
  • 2002 – 7th place
  • 2006 – 6th place
  • 2010Med 3.png Bronze Medal
  • 2014 – 7th place

World Cup[edit]

FIVB World Grand Prix[edit]

Asian Games[edit]

  • 1962Med 1.png Gold Medal
  • 1966Med 1.png Gold Medal
  • 1970Med 1.png Gold Medal
  • 1974Med 1.png Gold Medal
  • 1978Med 1.png Gold Medal
  • 1982Med 2.png Silver Medal
  • 1986Med 2.png Silver Medal
  • 1990Med 3.png Bronze Medal
  • 1994Med 3.png Bronze Medal
  • 1998Med 3.png Bronze Medal
  • 2002Med 3.png Bronze Medal
  • 2006Med 2.png Silver Medal
  • 2010 – 6th place

Montreux Volley Masters[edit]

  • 2011Med 1.png Gold Medal
  • 2013 – 5th place

Current squad[edit]

The following is the Japanese roster in the 2014 FIVB Volleyball Women's World Championship.[2]

Head coach: Masayoshi Manabe

No. Name Date of birth Height Weight Spike Block 2014 club
01 !1 Nagaoka, MiyuMiyu Nagaoka 27 July 1991 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in) 65 kg (143 lb) 310 cm (120 in) 295 cm (116 in) Japan Hisamitsu Springs
02 !2 Nakamichi, HitomiHitomi Nakamichi 18 September 1985 1.59 m (5 ft 3 in) 53 kg (117 lb) 270 cm (110 in) 256 cm (101 in) Japan Toray Arrows
03 !3 Kimura, SaoriSaori Kimura (C) 16 August 1986 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 65 kg (143 lb) 304 cm (120 in) 293 cm (115 in) Japan Toray Arrows
04 !4 Takada, ArisaArisa Takada 17 February 1987 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) 64 kg (141 lb) 290 cm (110 in) 275 cm (108 in) Japan Toray Arrows
05 !5 Satō, ArisaArisa Satō 18 July 1989 1.64 m (5 ft 5 in) 53 kg (117 lb) 275 cm (108 in) 268 cm (106 in) Japan Hitachi Rivale
07 !7 Yamaguchi, MaiMai Yamaguchi 3 July 1983 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in) 62 kg (137 lb) 302 cm (119 in) 290 cm (110 in) Japan Okayama Seagulls
09 !9 Ishida, MizuhoMizuho Ishida 22 January 1988 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in) 67 kg (148 lb) 301 cm (119 in) 280 cm (110 in) Japan Denso Airybees
12 Ishii, YukiYuki Ishii 8 May 1991 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 68 kg (150 lb) 303 cm (119 in) 286 cm (113 in) Japan Hisamitsu Springs
13 Shinnabe, RisaRisa Shinnabe 11 July 1990 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) 66 kg (146 lb) 295 cm (116 in) 268 cm (106 in) Japan Hisamitsu Springs
14 Ebata, YukikoYukiko Ebata 7 November 1989 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in) 67 kg (148 lb) 305 cm (120 in) 298 cm (117 in) France RC Cannes
16 Sakoda, SaoriSaori Sakoda 18 December 1987 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) 64 kg (141 lb) 305 cm (120 in) 279 cm (110 in) Japan Toray Arrows
17 Ōno, KanaKana Ōno 30 June 1992 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 70 kg (150 lb) 297 cm (117 in) 283 cm (111 in) Japan NEC Red Rockets
18 Tsutsui, SayakaSayaka Tsutsui 29 September 1992 1.57 m (5 ft 2 in) 54 kg (119 lb) 260 cm (100 in) 250 cm (98 in) Japan Hisamitsu Springs
19 Miyashita, HarukaHaruka Miyashita 1 September 1994 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in) 61 kg (134 lb) 298 cm (117 in) 272 cm (107 in) Japan Okayama Seagulls

Former squads[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ FIVB World Rankings, Senior, Women (updated: August 13, 2012): http://www.fivb.org/en/volleyball/VB_Ranking_W_2012-08.asp
  2. ^ "Team Roster – Japan". italy2014.fivb.org. Retrieved 4 October 2014. 

External links[edit]


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