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Japan's Sarina Koga (right) spikes the ball against Peru during an Olympic qualifying tournament match at Tokyo's Yoyogi National Stadium on Saturday.
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Sep 17, 2023
Japan's women victorious in Olympic volleyball qualifying opener
Two berths for Paris 2024 are up for grabs in the eight-team round robin tournament being hosted in Tokyo.
Oct 13, 2016
Nakada expected to take over as Japan women's volleyball coach
Masayoshi Manabe, who managed the Japan women's volleyball team to an Olympic bronze medal, will step down and likely be replaced by Kumi Nakada, a source said Wednesday.
Japan Times
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.
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 Times
Jul 5, 2016
After bronze-medal performance in London, Japan women's volleyball team has higher aspirations for Rio
The Japan women's national volleyball team earned the bronze medal at the 2012 London Olympics. But it looks to win a better-colored medal at the Rio de Janeiro Games next month.
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.
Jun 10, 2016
Koga sparks Japan in World Grand Prix opener against Serbia
Sarina Koga played a starring role as the Japan women's volleyball team breezed past Serbia in straight sets in its opening match at the FIVB World Grand Prix on Thursday.
Japan Times
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 Times
Aug 22, 2015
Koga, Nagaoka guide Japan to victory in FIVB Women's World Cup opener against Argentina
Sarina Koga scored a team-high 14 points and Miyu Nagaoka added 13 as Japan got off to a good start in the FIVB Women's World Cup by beating Argentina 25-16, 25-19, 25-12 on Saturday at Yoyogi National Gymnasium.
Japan Times
Jul 17, 2015
Return to Japan leaves Matsuzaka a forgotten man
Former superstar Daisuke Matsuzaka, who returned to Japan after mixed results in eight seasons in the majors to sign with the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks, has not appeared in a single game for the big club this season.
Japan Times
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.


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