Training? She has an existing contract with Ageo and it's not uncommon for imports to have an earlier call time for training.
What's the motivation of Japan for going the great length of naturalizing her if she won't be used for the Olympics (too abrupt). And again. Her age. Japan has a lot of college players they can naturalize.
It is uncommon to come in Japan that early again months before the league start. This is the 1st time she went there that early compare past seasons and she usually play in Philippines (based on my research) before flying back to Japan. And I see there is ongoing league there and her mother club is suffering due to her absence.
One of her fans posted in Twitter that JV committee asked her to flew back to Japan asap to have a meeting with the committee and ageo. I am not hundred percent sure about this. As a fan of volleyball and Japanese volleyball I am interested in knowing what is happening. Thus I do investigation lol.
Japan has a lot of college players but they can't see anyone who has the same height and experience.
My only hope right now is valdes to be included in roster. I hope she can play in world championship if not maybe in Olympic.