U.S. ends Japan's hopes of medal

Aug 17, 2016

U.S. ends Japan's hopes of medal

Japan was outclassed by the United States in a straight-sets defeat, seeing its quest for a second consecutive Olympic medal end in the quarterfinals of the women’s volleyball tournament at the Rio Olympics on Tuesday. Masayoshi Manabe’s squad, which finished in a tie for ...

Aug 16, 2016

Japan spikers advance to quarters with victory

Japan defeated Argentina 3-0 in its fifth and final game of the preliminary round Sunday to secure a place in the quarterfinals of the women’s volleyball tournament at the Rio Olympics. Japan, the London Olympic bronze medal winner, came from behind to win the ...

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 ...

U.S. volleyball squad storms past Japan

Sep 5, 2015

U.S. volleyball squad storms past Japan

Japan’s women lost its FIVB Women’s World Cup match against the United States on Saturday, leaving the host nation out of the running for one of the two Olympic berths on offer. Japan’s four-set loss (20-25, 25-23, 25-20, 25-10) left it with a 7-3 ...

Japan women spikers book spot in FIVB World Championships

Sep 7, 2013

Japan women spikers book spot in FIVB World Championships

The Japan women volleyball’s team secured its spot in next year’s FIVB Women’s World Championships in Italy with a win over Australia on Saturday in Asian qualifying. Japan, which won the bronze medal in last year’s London Olympics and is ranked third in the ...