Volleyball Team Japan | The Most Disciplined Team in Volleyball History.
The Japan men’s national volleyball team represents Japan in international volleyball competitions and friendly matches. Their nickname is “RYUJIN NIPPON (龍神 NIPPON) “, “RYUJIN” means “God of Dragon” and “NIPPON” means “Japan”. Japan won a bronze medal at the Tokyo 1964 Olympic Games, followed by silver at Mexico 1968 and a gold at Munich 1972. The years after this have been less successful. Japan missed three successive Olympic Games before returning at Beijing 2008, where they failed to win a match. Japan then failed to qualify for the London 2012 Olympic Games and also missed Rio 2016 after finishing seventh at the World Olympic Qualification Tournament in Tokyo. They also failed to qualify for the 2014 FIVB World Championship the first edition they had missed in 54 years. They had previously won FIVB World Championship bronze medals in 1970 and 1974. Japan 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.
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Yūki Ishikawa (c)
Japan women’s national volleyball team
Japan men’s national under-19 volleyball team
Japan men’s national under-21 volleyball team
2020 Japan Men’s national volleyball team roster
Kunihiro Shimizu, Taishi Onodera, Naonobu Fujii, Issei Otake, Tatsuya Fukuzawa, Akihiro Yamauchi, Tsubasa Hisahara, Masahiro Yanagida (c), Hideomi Fukatsu, Taichiro Koga, Yūji Nishida, Masahiro Sekita, Kenya Fujinaka, Yūki Ishikawa, Haku Lee, Kentaro Takahashi, Masaki Oya, Tomohiro Yamamoto, Yudai Arai, Ryuta Homma, Yutaro Takemoto, Kenta Takanashi, Yuki Higuchi, Shoma Tomita, Shunichiro Sato, Tatsunori Otsuka and Ran Takahashi. Head coach: Yuichi Nakagaichi.
2020 Summer Olympics — 7th place
Yūki Ishikawa (c), Kunihiro Shimizu, Naonobu Fujii, Akihiro Yamauchi, Yūji Nishida, Masahiro Sekita, Haku Lee, Taishi Onodera, Tomohiro Yamamoto, Ran Takahashi, Tatsunori Otsuka, Kenta Takanashi. Head coach: Yuichi Nakagaichi.
Nickname(s) RYUJIN NIPPON
Association Japan Volleyball Association
Head coach Japan Yuichi Nakagaichi
FIVB ranking 11 (as of June 28, 2021)