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 ...

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 ...