Japan women's national basketball team

Japan
JBA team crest.png
FIBA ranking9 Decrease 1 (1 October 2022)[1]
FIBA zoneFIBA Asia
National federationJBA
CoachToru Ontsuka
Nickname(s)暁ファイブ
Aka-tsuki Faibu
(The Five Reds)
Olympic Games
Appearances5
MedalsSilver (2020)
World Cup
Appearances14
MedalsSilver medal asia.svg (1975)
Asia Cup
Appearances28
MedalsGold medal asia.svg (1970, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019, 2021)
Silver medal asia.svg (1965, 1968, 1974, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2004)
Bronze medal asia.svg (1976, 1978, 1980, 1982, 1984, 1990, 1992, 1994, 1995, 2007, 2009, 2011)
Kit body JAPAN woman 2017 HOME.png
Home jersey
Kit shorts JAPAN woman 2017 HOME.png
Team colours
Home
Kit body JAPAN woman 2017 AWAY.png
Away jersey
Kit shorts JAPAN woman 2017 AWAY.png
Team colours
Away

The Japan women's national basketball team is administered by the Japan Basketball Association.[2]

At the 2020 Summer Olympics, Japan won the silver medal, the nation's first Olympic basketball medal (for men or women) and became the first Asian team to reach the podium in women's basketball since China in 1992.[3] The Japanese, which were coached by Tom Hovasse, excelled in an 87–71 win over France in the semi-finals before coming short 75–90 against the United States. Japan's Rui Machida set an Olympic record with 18 assists against France.[3]

As of 2019[update], Japan has been the reigning Champion of the Asia-Oceania region.[4]

Competitive record

FIBA World Cup

Olympic Games

FIBA Women's Asia Cup

  • Med 1.png Gold: (1970, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019, 2021)
  • Med 2.png Silver: (1965, 1968, 1974, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2004)
  • Med 3.png Bronze: (1976, 1978, 1980, 1982, 1984, 1990, 1992, 1994, 1995, 2007, 2009, 2011)

Asian Games

  • Med 1.png Gold: (1974, 1998)
  • Med 2.png Silver: (1994)
  • Med 3.png Bronze: (1978, 1982, 1986, 2006, 2010, 2014, 2018)

Team

Current roster

Roster for the 2022 FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup.[5]

Japan women's national basketball team – 2022 FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Age – Date of birth Height Club Ctr.
PF 3 Stephanie Mawuli 23 – (1998-11-25)25 November 1998 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) Toyota Antelopes Japan
PG 5 Shiori Masuma 28 – (1994-07-22)22 July 1994 1.61 m (5 ft 3 in) Reyer Venezia Italy
PF 8 Maki Takada (C) 33 – (1989-08-23)23 August 1989 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) Denso Iris Japan
C 10 Romu Tokashiki 31 – (1991-06-11)11 June 1991 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) JX-Eneos Sunflowers Japan
SG 14 Mai Yoshida 24 – (1998-04-13)13 April 1998 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) Chanson V-Magic Japan
PG 23 Mai Yamamoto 22 – (1999-10-23)23 October 1999 1.63 m (5 ft 4 in) Toyota Antelopes Japan
SG 31 Aika Hirashita 20 – (2002-01-14)14 January 2002 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in) Toyota Antelopes Japan
PG 32 Saori Miyazaki 27 – (1995-08-27)27 August 1995 1.67 m (5 ft 6 in) JX-Eneos Sunflowers Japan
PF 52 Yuki Miyazawa 29 – (1993-06-02)2 June 1993 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) Fujitsu Red Wave Japan
SG 75 Nanaka Todo 21 – (2000-11-29)29 November 2000 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) Toyota Boshoku Sunshine Rabbits Japan
SG 88 Himawari Akaho 24 – (1998-08-28)28 August 1998 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) Denso Iris Japan
PF 99 Monica Okoye 23 – (1999-02-07)7 February 1999 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) Fujitsu Red Wave Japan
Head coach
  • Japan Toru Ontsuka[6]
Assistant coach(es)
  • Japan Yoshikazu Suzuki
  • Japan Tsuneo Ueno
Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Club – describes last
    club before the tournament
  • Age – describes age
    on 22 September 2022

Coaches

See also

References

  1. ^ "FIBA Ranking Presented by Nike". FIBA. 1 October 2022. Retrieved 1 October 2022.
  2. ^ Profile – Japan, FIBA.com. Retrieved 3 July 2016.
  3. ^ a b Japan's miracle run ends in final as U.S. wins women's basketball gold JASON COSKREY (The Japan Times), 8 August 2021. Retrieved 20 August 2021.
  4. ^ Japan looks ahead after capturing fourth straight FIBA Women's Asia Cup title Kaz Nagatsuka (The Japan Times), 1 October 2019. Retrieved 26 May 2020.
  5. ^ "FIBA女子バスケットボールワールドカップ2022」日本代表12名決定および放送・配信決定のお知らせ" (in Japanese). japanbasketball.jp. 8 September 2022. Retrieved 8 September 2022.
  6. ^ "Team Roster: Japan" (PDF). fiba.basketball. 20 September 2022. Retrieved 20 September 2022.

External links

  • Official website Edit this at Wikidata
  • FIBA profile
  • Japan Basketball Records at FIBA Archive
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