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/ Jun 11, 2016

Japan spikers fall to Brazil at World Grand Prix

The Japan’s women volleyball team suffered its first loss in the preliminary round at the FIVB World Grand Prix after being whipped in straight sets by host and reigning Olympic champion Brazil on Friday. Thaisa Menezes scored a match-high 19 points as the Brazilians ...

/ Jun 8, 2016

Japan to play South Korea in volleyball opener

The Japanese women’s volleyball team will launch its Rio Olympics campaign against South Korea in a rematch of the 2012 bronze-medal game, FIVB announced on Tuesday. After facing South Korea on Aug. 6, Japan plays Cameroon two days later before taking on two-time defending ...

Japan misses out on spot in Rio

/ Jun 3, 2016

Japan misses out on spot in Rio

Poland became the first team to secure one of the Rio 2016 men’s volleyball places on offer at the Olympic qualification tournament in Tokyo on Thursday, while an Iran win and a Japan loss saw the home team wave goodbye to Brazil. Japan’s disappointing ...

Poland spikers pounce on Japan, triumph in three sets

/ May 31, 2016

Poland spikers pounce on Japan, triumph in three sets

Japan’s hopes of sending a men’s volleyball team to the Rio Games look to be slipping away as on Tuesday at the Olympic qualification tournament, Poland sent Masashi Nambu’s men to their second consecutive straight-sets loss. Poland, the reigning world champions ranked No. 2 ...

Japan spikers open tournament with victory

/ May 29, 2016

Japan spikers open tournament with victory

Japan was forced to rally from a nervy start and a one-set deficit against Venezuela but got its Olympic qualification campaign off to a positive start on Saturday with a 3-1 win as the battle for Rio 2016 men’s volleyball places began in Tokyo. ...

/ May 22, 2016

Japan women's volleyball team to face hosts in Rio

Japan will face host Brazil, Russia, South Korea, Argentina and one other team in the group stage of the women’s volleyball tournament at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, an official of the international governing body (FIVB) told Kyodo News on Sunday. Based on the ...