2016 Kabaddi World Cup :: Japan Kabaddi Team Profile - Information About Team Japan
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Team Japan

Japan is one of those nations that is rapidly taking to kabaddi. The sport is picking up in popularity among students and adults with several hundred registered players in recent times. With a team of strong individuals who possess agility, athleticism and a strong physical presence on the mat, they are no strangers to the sport on the international stage.

Japan has embraced kabaddi and of course featured in some prominent competitions, including playing in the Asian Games since 1990 and even going on to win the bronze medal at the 2010 Guangzhou Games. There’s no question that they will be one of the teams to watch out for during the 2016 Kabaddi World Cup in Ahmedabad.

Team Squad

Captain
Masayuki Shimokawa
Raider
Masaki Hatakeyama
Raider
Takuya Kikuchi
Raider
Yosuke Sasaki
Raider
Yuten Kawate
Defender
Shingo Saito
Defender
Shota Miura
Defender
Tetsuro Abe
All Rounder
Etsuki Manita
All Rounder
Kazuhiro Takano
All Rounder
Makoto Sawazu
All Rounder
Takamitsu Kono
All Rounder
Terukazu Nitta
All Rounder
Yasushi Nakajo