its good japan is doing great now....lets give credits to their superb blocking and fast plays.....hope they will be in the finals.......i wonder where is kana oyama now..never heard of her anymore...and the other oyama who used to play for japan..where are they?..anyone?
Kana Oyama, and sister Miki, both announced their retirements, from the Toray Arrows, recently.
A great loss, to both club and nation.
Miki is doing her own thing, but Kana is still coming to terms with her back injury, which has forced her into a very early end to her volleyball playing times with Toray. Her blog is still very active, and I am sure that she will still be very much involved in the game. You know, she was such a presence and influence to all around her, in the club and nationally.
Here is her web page, in Japanese, naturally, but her passion is not lost in translation.
If you were referring to Kano Maiko, as your second named person, you may very well recall, that she was a very crucial member of the side last year, but sadly, at the start of last year's season in Japan, she sufferred a reaction to her archilles tendon injury, and was sidelined for the remainder of the season.
She announced, in June that she was resigning from Hisamitu, which, as you may imagine, caused an enormouse amount of upset within the volleyball world in Japan. Rumours abound, about her next career move, the best ones for me, surround her joining Toray Arrows, once her recovery is complete. I have sleepless nights, wishing that may be the case. Kano and Saori, together, is like the best ice cream on a hot sunny day.