More Sports / Volleyball Aug 2, 2017

Japan defends Asian men's volleyball title

Defending champion Japan defeated Kazakhstan 3-1 in a thrilling four-set final to secure its ninth Asian men's volleyball championship title on Tuesday. Yuki Ishikawa scored a match-high 21 points and was named MVP of the July 24-Aug. 1 tournament in Surabaya, Indonesia, after Japan won ...

Japan beats Brazil for first time in six years

More Sports / Volleyball Jul 16, 2017

Japan beats Brazil for first time in six years

Japan defeated Brazil for the first time in six years, winning their 2017 women's volleyball World Grand Prix match 3-2 on Sunday. Japan, entering its Pool D1 finale after a crushing loss to Serbia the previous day, blew a two-set lead at Kamei Arena Sendai ...

More Sports / Volleyball Jun 15, 2017

Ishikawa to return to Top Valley Latina

Japan men's national team star Yuki Ishikawa will play his second season with Top Volley Latina, a pro squad in the Italian top division, the SuperLega team said Wednesday. The 21-year-old will not compete in the fall league games in Japan, and is scheduled to ...

More Sports / Volleyball May 3, 2017

Volleyball association may hire interim coach

The Japan Volleyball Association is considering a temporary replacement for Yuichi Nakagaichi after the recently appointed men's national team coach stepped back from the role following his involvement in a serious traffic incident last year, a source close to the matter said Wednesday. Nakagaichi ran ...

More Sports / Volleyball Jan 30, 2017

Men's volleyball coach in hot water over accident

Police on Monday sent papers to prosecutors on the incoming coach of the Japanese men's national volleyball team for allegedly causing a road accident that seriously injured a man in Hiroshima Prefecture last November. Yuichi Nakagaichi, 49, is suspected of negligence in allegedly hitting a ...