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Siegfried Aikman
Japan’s chief coach Siegfried Aikman on Tuesday said that the upcoming Sultan Azlan Shah Cup will be a platform for the team to test where they stand in international hockey ahead of this year’s big ticket events. Ranked 18th in the world, for Japan, the Azlan Shah Cup will be...
Checkout Japan's 18-member Men’s Hockey squad who will take part in the 28th edition of the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in Ipoh, Malaysia, starting March 23rd 2019. The experienced Manabu Yamashita who has 168 caps under his belt will lead the team. Japan last attended the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in...
Former Pakistan hockey captain and Olympian Salman Akbar has kick-started his goalkeeping coaching assignment for the Japanese Men’s Hockey team. He is working with the goalkeepers ahead of Japan’s participation at the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in Ipoh, Malaysia, starting March 23. Salman, first took the assignment as Goalkeeping Coach for the Japanese...
Japan clinched a 4-3 victory over 2016 Olympic champions Argentina in their second match of the Three Nations Tournament in Chile. Team Minute Player Goal Type Japan 18 ZENDANA Hirotaka Penalty Corner Japan 34 ZENDANA Hirotaka Penalty Corner Japan 51 WAKURI Hirotaka Field Goal Japan 51 MURATA Kazuma Field Goal Argentina 53 MENINI Joaquin Field Goal Argentina 55 VILA Lucas Field Goal Argentina 57 PEILLAT Gonzalo Penalty Corner   Ace dragflicker, Hirotaka Zendana handed Japan an early lead converting two brilliant corners in the 18th and 34th...
Shota Yamada
The Japan men's hockey team pulled off a sensational 4-2 win over Chile in the first match of the three-nations tournament at Club Manquehue in Chile. Hirotaka Wakuri (39' 43'), Koji Yamasaki (48') and Shota Yamada (58') scored for Japan while Jose Hurtado (7') and Juan Amoroso (13')  scored for...
Pre-season training is now in full swing for Japan Hockey as they ramp up preparations towards the 2019 Season. While getting their fitness levels up is the main priority, the focus is also on building squads for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Japan Men’s Hockey Team will open their training season by...
Koji Yamasaki
Japan Men’s Hockey Team has travelled to Chile to play against (World Rank 2) Argentina and (World Rank 3) Chile in a 3 Nations Tournament. The Tournament kickstarts on the 15th of January and will run till the 20th of January. The Japanese Squad consist of 17/18 players who played at the Asia...
ACT 2018 : Japan clean sweeps Oman in their final pool match
Asian Games gold medallists Japan scored a 5-0 victory over hosts Oman in the Hero Asian Champions Trophy Muscat 2018 at the Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex on Thursday. Japan, who will play defending champions India in the semi-finals, were kept at bay by the Oman defense until the 14th minute...
ACT 2018 : Pakistan play out a draw against Japan
Two-time champions Pakistan banked on Mubashar Ali’s penalty corner conversion to earn a 1-1 draw with Asian Games gold medallists Japan on Wednesday in the Hero Asian Champions Trophy Muscat 2018 at the Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex. Captain Kenji Kitazato put Japan in the lead in the 12th minute when...
ACT 2018 : Japan get into winning form with win over Korea
Asian Games gold medallists Japan got into winning form with a 2-0 victory over South Korea in the Hero Asian Champions Trophy Muscat 2018 at the Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex here on Saturday. Recovering from their three-goal loss to Malaysia in the tournament opener on Thursday, Japan’s goals came through...
ACT 2018 : Asian Games Gold Medalists Japan take on Malaysia in Hero Asian Champions Trophy opener
Big-time hockey arrives in Muscat on Thursday when the Hero Asian Champions Trophy begins with a clash between Asian Games gold medalists Japan and Malaysia. The opening game will be a replay of the thrilling Asian Games title encounter in Jakarta which saw Japan stage a remarkable rally to clinch...
ACT : "India are the top contenders to win the Asian Champions Trophy." Siegfried Aikman
With just three days to go for the start of the much-awaited Hero Asian Champions Trophy Muscat 2018, the top Asian teams have descended on the beautiful Capital city of Muscat for a battle of supremacy in the continent. Asian Games Gold Medalists Japan, who arrived yesterday along with their nemesis...
Japan : Hockey Japan announces their squad for Darwin International Men's Hockey tournament
Hockey Japan named a 18-member team for the Darwin International Hockey Open tournament which starts on Tuesday, at the Marrara Hockey Stadium in Australia. The squad : Name Position Takashi Yoshikawa Goalkeeper Yuri Arnold Goalkeeper Manabu Yamashita Defender Hirotaka Zendana Defender Shota Yamada Defender Miu Tanimitsu Defender Yoshitaka Kirishita Defender Riku Tamura Defender Kenji Kitazato Midfielder Genki Mitsutani Midfielder Seren Tanaka Midfielder Kota Ozawa Midfielder Kazuki Yoneda Midfielder Kazuma Murata Forward Yuki Wakuri Forward Koshi Yamasaki Forward Wataru Matsumoto Forward Kazumasa Matsumoto Forward
Asiad 2018 : Double joy for Japan as the Men joins the Womens as Asian Games Hockey Champions
It was double joy for Japan as the men joined the women as Asian Games hockey champions after they beat Malaysia in what can only be called the most scintillating of matches. A 6-6 scoreline at full-time reflected a game that was played with a ferocity and an intensity worthy...
Asiad 2018 : Japan Men's Hockey Team clinch their first Asian Games Gold Medal
Japan won their first ever gold medal in men’s Hockey when they defeated Malaysia 3-1 in a shootout after the match ended 6-6 in regulation time at the GBK Hockey Stadium in Jakarta. Samurai Japan proved their mettle as the deserving team for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, although they were...

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