blackpink are K-POP girls group.
Another good google translated word salad post-match (Toray /
Himeji) interview at vbm. It seems like the interviewer is asking Toray if they are trying extra hard to win every game in case the V.League gets shut down because of increasing coronavirus and they just go with the rankings at that time
That's the first I've ever heard anything like that. There are a few teams (Toyota, PFU, Saitama) that are holding "remote" only matches (non-spectator), but beyond that things appear to be going along swimmingly. IIRC there was a Toray staff member who tested positive -- don't quote me on that -- but beyond that I haven't heard of any positive cases connected to anybody related to V1 or V2.
Maybe a poor translation
Toyota had a staff member positive before the season started. JTEKT on the men’s side did as well a positive before the season started.
Look, no one was on Saori Kimura’s level. Koga was supposed to be the next one in 2015, but she is still a step below that level. Shinnabe was a rock, but never going to outscore everyone. As the opposite Nagaoka could carry an offense but not the passing portion of the team.
Ishii is probably closer to Saori’s level but still not there either.
Kurogo is probably closer, but I am going with Mayu Ishikawa. Learning from her brother experiences. Still height is going to be a problem for her.
I guess everyone forgets that basically Hisamitsu was essentially the national team after London to Rio. Excluding Kimura and Sakoda and Araki.
Kurobe are not power players at this point. Lee is the focus of the team. She is getting some help from Mabashi and MASUDA. Still in 9th place.
Hisamitsu, is working more closely with the prefecture than it had in the past. Mascot switched from a Salonpas patch to a bird. Tosu also has a J-League that is bleeding money right now, and probably has gone to the prefectural government asking for money.
PFU will probably stay up through the Challenge match and many V2 teams do not have a foreigner.
It's hard to say, but I feel as though they wouldn't have been as confident with their current findings and would've delayed the vaccine waiting for further evidence. Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla was asked about the timing of announcing their results, how it happened right after the election and he said, "The science brought it exactly at this time... This is when science brought it to us." If that really is true then so be it.
More on the vaccine, it requires two doses though they don't know how long it will last or whether it will be a yearly or seasonal every six months shot. There's still some unknown and it's too early to tell how efficient it works yet Pfizer has already signed contracts with governments who have already placed orders.
There will be two manufacturing lines, one in the US and the other in Europe. Bourla said that the US manufacturer is the one they prefer using mainly for Americans while the European one produces for the rest of the world. I'm one of those people that like to read between the lines and how things are worded, but why can't the US one be also used for other countries especially if European one is having trouble distributing them. That's just me overthinking that there will be foul play between the two manufacturers and people aren't getting the same vaccine.
I just hope that even when the vaccine comes that people still practice some level of health/safety protocols and social distancing. Not everyone will have the same access to a vaccine which is unfortunate.
Pfizer made sure to mention that had used no funding from the Trump administration in the statement made today.
Still the volume of doses needed will take a while to get there. Hell I mean even flu vaccine is never enough to begin with.
People complaining about wearing masks are just children. Literally this thing could be done in 2-3 weeks. However, people just cannot take into account of not being able to do something even for a short amount of time.
Instead, people get a false sense of invincibly because “I’ve had the virus”, without realizing what it will have done to their body. Then try something and find that their body cannot handle something that they could do before.
I am an introvert and try to stay home as much as possible because I am trying to do my part and keep others safe.
A friend had a 17 year old son die from this.
I am cackling at this awkward school uniform campaign by the JT girls "JT Marvelous Gakuen"
They really made Hayashi the talkative one and Mako as the shy student I can'tttttttttt
god this looks like a train wreck. And they have one on the Thunders toooooo?....are they going to get Annie and Edgar in on the act?
Google translated Japanese is usually pretty nonsensical so I just make up what I think they are trying to say Like in this exchange with Hitachi setter Keito Saiga and Osanai about their impression of playing against Foluke. I think they're basically saying "Holy crap, she's fast!"
Any reasoning why she's one of the best in the world? Jumps out of the gym and gets side to side fast. Been a big fan of hers with the US women's national team.
Can someone translate the part where they were asking Kobata, Akutagawa, Shibata, Hayashi and Jahstice at the panel? This is literally the only team I'm invested on at the V.League lol.
the TV network is based in Osaka, near where the Marvelous are based. Annie was still going through quarantine and could not attend the event. Kobata as the captain, others are possibly known would be a reason.
I don't have access to how many attacks by a player were blocked. That would be cool to know as something different from just a non-kill. (maybe Japan counts a blocked ball as an error?) Also, we don't get "dig" numbers
Japan and FIVB don't calculate receive stats the same. FIVB does straight up: (excellents – errors) / touches. Japan makes no accounting for errors. They do (1 X Excellents + .5 X non-errors) / touches. So Japan reception winners are in the 60-70% range. FIVB and I guess Korea are in 30-40% range. Turkey's are, I guess in the 70s. I don't know the formula they use but an example given was: "if you got %60 positive and 40% perfect reception, your overall reception would be %50".
What got me interested in wanting to understand this was not that your stats are confusing. Someone posted recently that in FIVB tournaments a decade ago reception winners were in the 50% range. Now they are in the 30% range. The reason given was that serves have gotten much better. But it seemed to me that they must be calculating it differently than I understand it ... because even a decade ago if/when serves were not as good, 50% would be a poor win (the way Japan calculates it). FIVB calculates reception efficiency like hitting efficiency: Kills and/or Excellents minus errors divided by touches. There's no accounting for non-kills that aren't errors nor receptions that are playable but weren't excellent.
Or maybe I still don't get it
my way to figure out hitting errors on FIVB is as follows
Team total spike errors - blocks. Sometimes this is 0, sometimes this is negative (rarely). Sadly it cannot be done for an individual player easily. You can do some excel work, but it may be not worth the hassle. Trust I’ve done it.
i still don't get hisamitsu's formation. when are they planning on utilizing foluke? they miscalculated with their starters in that JT match and it should've been a foluke-nagaoka combo. also zayasu was useless in the match, way too slow to react. they need another libero alongside mana toe
Foluke is getting up to speed as are many of the foreigners. They've had to make it past quarantine and let alone did as much work as they could before getting to Japan.
V.League is like Japan at International competitions:
Okayama = Japan
JT = China
SAGA = Serbia
Denso = Brazil
Toray = Russia
NEC = Turkey
Saitama = NED
Toyota = Italy
Hitachi = Germany
Himeji = Belgium
Kurobe = Bulgaria
PFU = Kazakhstan
Don't be dissing Brazil like that....Netherlands might be right for Denso. Saitama, I'd probably go Thailand as you they may surprise or not do anything.
I have flipped over the men's side, and the stream is not bad, but the Hitachi-Himeji game is just nearly impossible to watch, even with the live score not updating.
The League just released their Licensings for next year. Everybody has an S1 (which allows them to play in V1) except for GSS Tokyo Sunbeams and Legendary Forest Leaves Kumamoto who have S2. Ligare Sendai, Arisa Sato's team got S3. I think that means that Ligare Sendai can play in V2 next year because there is no V3
That would be correct. I still find it hilarious that literally 2 teams cannot get a S1 license. Ligare as a new team, can only be S3 to begin in the league.
I get your point, but one would argue that if other top leagues like Turkey, Russia, Italy, Brazil, and China can give free streaming in one form or another (thru live broadcasts or replays), why can't Japan do the bare minimum? That's on top of the other considerations; not the least of which is the COVID-19 pandemic.
Japan often has this idea that people outside of Japan, don’t know about things. Island country and all. However with the internet, YouTube and travel, more people know about things. Still some in management don’t understand that. In this case the league does, but the domestic TV partners don’t care. Hence the TV deals are primarily domestic. The small foreign TV deals are ok, but limited in games provided.
I notice that a lot of Japanese female players favors the hitting style like Sarina koga's of bending the forearm. Saori Kimura, Ebata , Mami Uchiseto and a bunch of other club girls as well. It's seem effective, but I always thought it looked a bit strange or doesn't provide as much power that way🤔 ....though not only limited to Japanese players. Kim hee jin and Chatchu-on also seem to have a similar style like that too......dont mind me, I probably have no clue as to what I'm saying. Lol
Actually, it is the wrist not the forearm. If the forearm bends, it breaks.
The reasoning for the Japanese players is to make a last second adjustment on control of where the ball goes. Saori Kimura in 2010 was great at line cut shots, while looking cross-court.
Highlights will be on the website later. League is doing what they can.
However, I will say the following, "If you like the sport, pay for it." Nothing supports the sport more than actually putting your cash out.
8000 yen (men and women) or 6000 yen (just for one sex) for 12 months, is a very good price, in my mind. Yes, I get the understanding of that it should be free, but content has value behind it. Believe me, watching international volleyball in 2010 with illegal streams from Brazil or Poland were great and free. However, some countries are being very strict with Intellectual Property, so Japan is one of those where penalties could be very harsh.
Just signed up for V.TV for the season for men and women. At 8800 yen, it is around $80. You do not need a Japanese address to purchase the service. Your credit card company may freak out with a foreign transaction.