Japan men's national field hockey team

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NicknameSamurai Japan
AssociationJapan Hockey Association
Confederation AHF (Asia)
Coach Siegfried Aikman
Assistant coach(es)Yoshihiro Anai
Satoshi Makimoto
ManagerTakahiko Yamabori
Captain Manabu Yamashita
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Home
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FIH ranking
Current 15 Steady2.svg (30 June 2021) [1]
Highest11 (2007)
Lowest18 (December 2018 – January 2019)
Olympic Games
Appearances6 (first in 1932 )
Best result2nd (1932)
World Cup
Appearances4 (first in 1971 )
Best result9th (1971, 2006)
Asian Games
Appearances16 (first in 1958 )
Best result1st (2018)
Asia Cup
Appearances9 (first in 1985 )
Best result4th (1985, 1989, 2003, 2007)

The Japan men's national field hockey team represents Japan in men's international field hockey and is operated by the Japan Hockey Association. As of January 2019, they are ranked 18th in the world. [1]

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The team participated in the first World Cup in 1971, where they finished 9th. The team is coached by Dutchman Siegfried Aikman. [2] [3] At the 2018 Asian Games, they won their first international tournament by claiming the gold medal in the final against Malaysia.

Tournament history

Summer Olympics

World Cup

Asian Games

Asia Cup

Asian Champions Trophy

Sultan Azlan Shah Cup

Hockey World League

Champions Challenge

Team

2020 Olympic squad

The squad was announced on 8 June 2021. [4]

Head coach: Flag of the Netherlands.svg Siegfried Aikman [5]

No.Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)CapsGoalsClub
1FW Koji Yamasaki (1996-02-27)27 February 1996 (aged 25)9728 Flag of Japan.svg Gifu Asahi Club
4MF Genki Mitani (1990-06-12)12 June 1990 (aged 31)1686 Flag of Japan.svg Vercosta Fukui
5MF Seren Tanaka (1992-11-09)9 November 1992 (aged 28)1038 Flag of Japan.svg Gifu Asahi Club
6MF Hiromasa Ochiai (1994-02-09)9 February 1994 (aged 27)755 Flag of Japan.svg Tochigi Liebe
7FW Kazuma Murata (1991-11-28)28 November 1991 (aged 29)12033 Flag of Japan.svg Tochigi Liebe
9FW Kenta Tanaka (1988-05-04)4 May 1988 (aged 33)15480 Flag of the Netherlands.svg HGC
11FW Kenji Kitazato (1989-05-19)19 May 1989 (aged 32)16250 Flag of Japan.svg Alder Hanno
12MF Yuma Nagai (1996-03-18)18 March 1996 (aged 25)110 Flag of Japan.svg Gifu Asahi Club
13DF Manabu Yamashita (Captain) (1989-02-04)4 February 1989 (aged 32)1861 Flag of Japan.svg Oyabe Redox
14MF Kaito Tanaka (1995-11-01)1 November 1995 (aged 25)455 Flag of Japan.svg Indicator Light Fullertel
15MF Ken Nagayoshi (1999-10-26)26 October 1999 (aged 21)120 Flag of Japan.svg Tenri University Bears
17FW Kentaro Fukuda (1995-07-27)27 July 1995 (aged 25)6915 Flag of Japan.svg Gifu Asahi Club
20DF Masaki Ohashi (1993-05-08)8 May 1993 (aged 28)940 Flag of Japan.svg Tochigi Liebe
25DF Shota Yamada (1994-12-21)21 December 1994 (aged 26)10232 Flag of Japan.svg Gifu Asahi Club
29DF Hirotaka Zendana (1993-02-14)14 February 1993 (aged 28)11930 Flag of Japan.svg Tenri University Bears
30GK Takashi Yoshikawa (1994-11-29)29 November 1994 (aged 26)940 Flag of Japan.svg Gifu Asahi Club
31FW Kota Watanabe (1996-10-30)30 October 1996 (aged 24)748 Flag of Japan.svg Vercosta Fukui
32DF Yoshiki Kirishita (1998-12-27)27 December 1998 (aged 22)554 Flag of Japan.svg Tochigi Liebe

See also

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References

  1. 1 2 "FIH Men's and Women's World Ranking". FIH. 30 June 2021. Retrieved 30 June 2021.
  2. (in Dutch) http://www.nrc.nl/sport/article2162322.ece/Hockeytrainer_Tilburg_wordt_bondscoach_Japan
  3. "Japanese Hockey Federation" . Retrieved 21 December 2014.
  4. "東京 2020 出場" (PDF). data.hockey.or.jp (in Japanese). Retrieved 28 June 2021.
  5. "Team Roster Japan" (PDF). olympics.com. Retrieved 30 July 2021.