Japan Kabaddi World Cup 2016 Team, Players & Schedule

Kabaddi World Cup 2016 Japan Team, Players & Schedule: 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.

Masayuki Shimokawa (Captain) Masaki Hatakeyama
Yosuke Sasaki Takuya Kikuchi
Yuten Kawate Shingo Saito
Shota Miura Tetsuro Abe
Etsuki Manita Kazuhiro Takano
Makoto Sawazu Akamitsu Kono
Terukazu Nitta Yasushi Nakajo

Kabaddi World Cup 2016 Japan Schedule

Date & Time Team Match
9 October
20:00 PM IST
USA vs JPN Match 7
12 October
20:00 PM IST
POL vs JPN Match 13
15 October
20:00 PM IST
IRN vs JPN Match 20
16 October
21:00 PM IST
JPN vs KEN Match 24
19 October
21:00 PM IST
THA vs JPN Match 30

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