Posts by Shinya

    Otsuka Tatsunori will leave Panasonic Panthers at the end of August and will move to Allianz Milano.

    Otsuka Tatsunori comment

    I will be moving to Milano next season.
    I myself have been thinking about taking on the challenge of going overseas at this timing for some time, and I am very excited that my goal has become a reality.
    I spent three seasons with the Panasonic Panthers starting from my third year of university, and I gained a lot of experience with this team.
    I believe that I am who I am today because of the support of this Panthers team, staff, teammates, and everyone who supports the team.
    I will never forget my gratitude and will continue to fight passionately in Italy in my own way!
    Thank you very much!

    Otsuka will return to Panasonic Panthers at the end of 2024/2025 season

    Japan Men's National Team

    2nd Private National Camp (22-28 April 2024)

    Tomigusuku Civic Gymnasium, Okinawa

    15 Member
    OH - Otsuka, Tomita, Takanashi, Kai

    MB - Yamauchi, Kentaro, Onodera, Larry

    Setter - Sekita, Fukatsu

    Opp - Nishida, Miyaura, Nishiyama

    L - Yamamoto, Ogawa

    ** Ishikawa, Ran and Ryu still with the club**

    Yesterday, I guess it's registration & Photo shoot day for National Team.

    Ai chan with #16, she has an interview with Shimotsuke Shimbun. Here is the new uniform!!


    VNL & Paris 2024 Team

    ▫️ 1st Domestic Camp

    Ajinomoto NTC | 10 April - 18 April 2024

    ▫️ 2nd Domestic Camp (Private)

    Okinawa | 22-28 April 2024

    ▫️ 3rd Domestic Camp

    Ajinomoto NTC | 1-8 May 2024

    ▫️ Dutch Training Camp

    Netherlands | 9 - 17 May 2024

    🔹FIVB VNL 2024 1st Week

    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil | 21-26 May 2024

    🔹FIVB VNL 2024 2nd Week (West Japan General Exhibition Center)

    Fukuoka, Japan | 4-9 June 2024

    🔹FIVB VNL 2024 3rd Week

    Manila, Philippines | 18-23 June 2024

    🔹FIVB VNL 2024 Final Round (if Qualified)

    Lodz, Poland | 27-30 June 2024

    ▫️ 4th Domestic Camp

    Ajinomoto NTC | 9-13 July 2024

    ▫️ Paris 2024 Pre-Training Camp

    Gdansk, Poland | 14-22 July 2024

    ▫️ Paris 2024 Final Preparation

    Paris, France | 23-26 July 2024

    🔹33rd Summer Olympic Games

    Paris, France | 26 July - 11 August 2024

    B Team [For Korea Cup 2024]

    ▫️ 1st Domestic Camp

    Tokyo, Iwate | 13 May - 6 June 2024

    ▫️ 2nd Domestic Camp (Private)

    Iwate | 10-23 June 2024

    ▫️ 3rd Domestic Camp

    TBD | 1-8 July 2024

    ▫️ Korean Training Camp

    Korea | 9 - 12 July 2024

    🔹Korea Cup 2024

    Korea | 13-17 July 2024

    Here's a rumor for Otsuka Tatsunori's transfer.

    Next season, Otsuka Tatsunori will play in Super Lega, he will play for Milano!!

    👀"Milano continues to explore the Japanese market"
    After Ishikawa Yuki, in the upcoming season in Perugia, Otsuka Tatsunori will arrive, he also an Outside Hitter of the Japanese national team.

    Actually, PlusLiga's Cuprum Lubin also have a deal with him and the deal should close a few weeks ago too, but Milano was more determined the deal better so the Italian club got him for the next season.

    Volley Market: Milan and Monza hits between the Rising Sun and Germany

    Deal with Lubin

    They have just only VNL and OG in their NT schedule. I think 24 member in the roster will be a ready to use to continue the Manabe's strategy since the beginning. Like they aiming for Paris. all newbie and young blood should come again next year.

    Hinotori NIPPON Captain Koga Sarina

    Koga was originally scheduled to retire in 2022. However, but at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, which they had prepared for, Koga was injured in the first match and left the competition, resulting in the team losing in the qualifying rounds for the first time in 25 years.

    And Paris2024 will be Koga last Olympic Games!!!

    In Volleybaldame IG, Netherlands and Japan play a practice match. Tanaka Mizuki was there with the team.

    So anything can happen like Japan men's Team, Yamamoto Ryu was named in the AG list for a setter, but right now he is in Okinawa with Men's A team since Asian Champs Camp in Tokyo. For Tanaka and Women's OQT member, let's waiting for official from JVA.

    JPN-NED Practice Match

    Here is the Asian Games 12 Member


    Iwasaki Koyomi (C), Nakagawa Tsukasa


    Shimamura Haruyo, Hirayama Shion, Ogawa Erina


    Sato Yuka, Nakamoto Minami, Tanaka Mizuki, Osanai Miwako, Nakagaya Miyu, Nishikawa Yuki


    Meguro Yuka

    Asian Games 2023 Japan Member

    Base on JVA, Tanaka and Meguro should be cut out from the OQT list. From the picture, this might be a member for OQT (already 14 girls but 3 setters 5 OH!?! Right now they are in Ajinomoto NTC, Men's team have a private camp in Okinawa) I really don't know there are anyone else or not because I saw just only them from JVA, FujiTV and TBS VDO.

    Japan member in the OQT camp

    Setter - Seki, Matsui, Shibata

    OH - Koga, Hayashi, Mayu, Inoue, Wada

    MB - Yamada, Irisawa, Airi, Watanabe

    Libero - Fukudome, Nishimura

    well, waiting for official update. I believe there will be very soon!!

    International Practice Match (Private Session)

    🇹🇷 TÜRKİYE 3 - 1 JAPAN 🇯🇵 15-25/ 25-21/ 25-18/ 25-18

    Starting Line-up:
    [L : Volkan/Berkay]
    Kentaro /Aki
    [L : Yamomoto]

    Best Scorers
    Türkiye 🇹🇷
    Adis Lagumdzija 23 Pts.
    Mirza Lagumdzija 13 Pts.
    Burutay Subaşı 11 Pts.

    Japan 🇯🇵
    Yuji Nishida 13 Pts.
    Yuki Ishikawa 12 Pts.
    Ran Takahashi 11 Pts.

    Japan make a lot of substitution in every set, All the plyers have a chance to play on the court, while Türkiye's substitution just only 2 time. It's a practice match, Japan should play and try their most fit strateg. Anyway congrats to Türkiye!!

    JVA said Japan will held the NT camp untill 15 August (to,orrow) and then will going to Urmia, Iran for Asian Championship. From JVA : Japan will play another friendly match with Egypt, but Egypt play with Türkiye today so maybe they will play tomorrow.

    (Türkiye 3 - 1 Egypt 23-25/25-22/25-22/25-19)

    Japan B team Start their NT Camp in North Macedonia. Meanwhile, A Team's NT Camp at Ajinomoto NTC in Tokyo. They will go to Iran on Sunday 13, and held a Training Camp in Tehran 14-18, then the Asian Championships will start on sat, 19 August 2023.

    Japan A Team are in Ataşehir, Istanbul. They will play Friendly Match with Türkiye. (guess on Sunday) Then they will going to Iran for a training camp after that. Very tight schedule.

    Japan B team Start their NT Camp in North Macedonia. Meanwhile, A Team's NT Camp at Ajinomoto NTC in Tokyo. They will go to Iran on Sunday 13, and held a Training Camp in Tehran 14-18, then the Asian Championships will start on sat, 19 August 2023.

    He is not from Team A to Team B. He is from Team A Being Kicked Out Team B.

    Why do you deliberately ignore that he was kicked out of the national team?

    He was the captain of team A, then was kicked out of the national team and didn't participate in the Olympic game. Philippe Blain openly criticized that his recpetion isn't good enough to be in national team. Then this year he got back to national team and becomes the captain of team B. Clearly, he was promoted back to the national team, not demoted.

    Yes, he was kicked out from A team since 2021 (but still in the 2021 wide roster). That's my false, I forgot to put it down.

    if i am not mistaken he was invited back this year

    From being not in the national team to back to national team is a demotion? You guys are so funny.

    Yes, but from A Team to B Team. B Team have just Asian Games to compete. A Team play VNL, Asian Championships and OQT.

    From first Press Conference (April 7, 2023), the Activity plan, Nambu Masashi (Chairman of the Men's Strengthening Committee) said he want high experiences players to bring the power of new gen players, gives his own experiences for them to grow up in international level. The Plan is training the athletes who can play an active role at the next Los Angeles 2028, so they have to strengthen and develop the team at the same time. (Target athletes for Los Angeles 2028)

    For A team seems like he was not in the plan, base on his stat from V-League, especially his block percentage, it's too low.

    Japan player at the airport (from Thai fans who been there)

    Nagaoka, Hayashi, Koga, Mayu, Seki, Shibata, Inoue, Yamada, Fukudome, Matsui, Airi, Mai, Nishimura, Araki, Wada. Many of Japan team staff. They arrive Bangkok about 15.30pm.

    Are they heading back to Japan or will they go straight to *Thailand? dropping Matsui and Nishikawa and continue making Airi their dollar a day translator

    ฺThey will back to Japan first then go to Thailand, it's from JVA.