Overview

Team profile

Japan

The Japanese women's team were a prominent force in the 1960s and 1970s, winning a home Olympic gold medal at Tokyo 1964, as well as another gold at the Montreal 1976 Games and silver at the Mexico City 1968 and Munich 1972 Games. Japan also picked up a bronze medal at the Los Angeles 1984 Games, and returned to the Olympic podium after 28 years with a win over Korea in the bronze medal match of the London 2012 Games. At Rio 2016, Japan reached the quarterfinals and finished in fifth place overall.
As hosts of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, Japan are already building a team capable of winning a medal on home soil.
Japan have been crowned world champions three times, first in 1962 and then in 1967 and 1974. They then won silver in 1798, but had to wait 32 years before their next World Championship medal, when they won bronze on home soil in 2010. In the most recent competition, last year at home, Japan finished 6th, one position up from four years earlier.
Japan are one of only two teams, along with China, to have been in all 25 editions of the FIVB World Grand Prix. However, they only have one medal in these 25 appearances. This was a silver in the 2014 edition, when they hosted the Final Six in Tokyo.
On a continental level, Japan have won numerous bronze, silver, and gold medals at the Asian Games and Asian Championships.

Coach

Nakada Kumi

Nakada Kumi

Kumi Nakada, born in 1965, is a Los Angeles 1984 Olympic bronze medallist as a setter with the National Team of Japan. She became a three-time Olympian after also playing in Seoul 1988 and Barcelona 1992. She took over as coach of the women's National Team from Masayoshi Manabe this year with a mandate to lead the team up to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games where Japan will be competing as hosts. Her previous coaching experience was with Hisamitsu Springs since 2012, who she has led to three titles in Japan's V.Premier League. She is the first ever female coach of the National Team.

Staff

  • Team Manager Teramawari Futoshi
  • Assistant coach Toyokihara Shun
  • Doctor Fujita Koji
  • Physiotherapist Wakamiya Keiji

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
China
15 12 3 10 1 1 0 1 2 35 37 12 3.083 1153 973 1.184
2
USA
15 12 3 6 4 2 1 1 1 35 39 17 2.294 1283 1137 1.128
3
Brazil
15 11 4 8 2 1 3 1 0 35 40 16 2.500 1318 1150 1.146
4
Italy
15 11 4 4 5 2 3 0 1 34 39 21 1.857 1375 1233 1.115
5
Turkey
15 11 4 7 2 2 1 1 2 32 36 18 2.000 1259 1109 1.135
6
Poland
15 9 6 1 5 3 2 2 2 26 33 29 1.137 1360 1354 1.004
7
Belgium
15 8 7 3 2 3 1 2 4 22 28 29 0.965 1208 1260 0.958
8
Dominican Republic
15 8 7 0 4 4 1 5 1 21 31 33 0.939 1422 1437 0.989
9
Japan
15 7 8 4 3 0 1 4 3 22 27 27 1.000 1225 1213 1.009
10
Germany
15 7 8 3 3 1 1 1 6 21 24 29 0.827 1169 1180 0.990
11
Netherlands
15 6 9 4 1 1 3 3 3 20 27 30 0.900 1206 1259 0.957
12
Thailand
15 5 10 2 3 0 1 0 9 16 17 33 0.515 1046 1170 0.894
13
Serbia
15 5 10 2 3 0 0 5 5 15 20 33 0.606 1132 1210 0.935
14
Russia
15 3 12 1 2 0 1 5 6 10 16 38 0.421 1112 1283 0.866
15
Korea
15 3 12 2 1 0 0 7 5 9 16 37 0.432 1092 1222 0.893
16
Bulgaria
15 2 13 0 2 0 1 5 7 7 13 41 0.317 1126 1296 0.868

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