Overview

Team profile

Japan

Japan will compete in the FIVB Volleyball World League for the 23rd time, seeking to surpass their sixth-place finishes in 1990, 1993 and 2008. Last time out, Japan finished in joint-fifth in Group 2 with five victories out of twelve matches. Japan missed out on qualification from their World League Group 2 pool in no small part due to a rampant French side winning all their matches on the way to capturing the gold medal at the finals in Rio de Janeiro. They finished joint-bottom of Group 2 with Korea after winning just one of their Pool D matches in 2014, exiting the competition at the first stage.

Japan won a bronze medal at the Tokyo 1964 Olympic Games, silver at Mexico 1968 and gold at Munich 1972. Subsequent decades have been less successful. Japan missed three successive Olympic Games before returning to the stage at Beijing 2008 where they failed to win a match. They failed to qualify for the London 2012 Olympic Games and will also miss the Rio 2016 Olympic Games after finishing seventh at the Men’s World Olympic Qualification Tournament in Tokyo. They also failed to qualify for the 2014 FIVB Volleyball World Championship – the first edition they had missed in 54 years.

Coach

Nambu Masashi

Nambu Masashi

 He is a very capable manager to understand his man. He always can understand their intention or demand. They can trust him not only on work but also private life. As a  team manager he has been flourishing in result of competitions since 2014. especially Asian games in 2014, 2nd place and Asian Championship in Iran, 1st place in 2015. and in the world cup the tema rivives to get 5 wins after 20 years  into the top level of the world.  He was an olympian and got 4th place in Monreal in 1976. and got many honor prizes in Japan volleyball league since 1971 to 1987. and after retiring player he contributed to manage his team to build up  club management system.

Staff

  • Team Manager Oda Katsumi
  • Assistant coach Masajedi Ahmad
  • Second Assistant Coach Nishida Makoto
  • Doctor Hayashi Mitsutoshi
  • Physiotherapist Hamasaki Genta

Schedule

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Ranking

Rank Teams Matches Result Details Sets Points
Total Won Lost 3-0 3-1 3-2 2-3 1-3 0-3 Points Won Lost Ratio Won Lost Ratio
1
Canada
9 8 1 5 2 1 1 0 0 24 26 7 3.714 787 677 1.162
2
Turkey
9 8 1 4 1 3 0 1 0 21 25 10 2.500 813 756 1.075
3
Netherlands
9 6 3 1 4 1 2 0 1 19 22 15 1.466 839 768 1.092
4
Finland
9 6 3 1 3 2 2 0 1 18 22 16 1.375 858 826 1.038
5
Czech Republic
9 5 4 1 1 3 1 2 1 13 19 19 1.000 837 850 0.984
6
China
9 4 5 2 2 0 0 1 4 12 13 17 0.764 681 681 1.000
7
Egypt
9 4 5 1 1 2 1 1 3 11 15 20 0.750 781 816 0.957
8
Slovakia
9 3 6 0 2 1 2 2 2 10 15 22 0.681 788 843 0.934
9
Cuba
9 3 6 0 0 3 3 3 0 9 18 24 0.750 891 917 0.971
10
Korea
9 3 6 1 0 2 2 1 3 9 14 22 0.636 804 820 0.980
11
Japan
9 2 7 2 0 0 3 2 2 9 14 21 0.666 763 803 0.950
12
Portugal
9 2 7 1 0 1 2 3 2 7 13 23 0.565 758 843 0.899

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