The NBA published its revised domestic rankings yesterday, and Momota has finally returned to where he belongs: MS No. 1. (https://www.badminton.or.jp/ranking/2018/ranking20180805ms.pdf) Looking at how the top 50 (domestic ranking) MS and WS players are currently divided into the Top 4 corporate teams makes for an interesting comparison. With the exception of Nihon Unisys and Tonami, the top corporate teams are incredibly under-represented in the MS and WS categories, and over-reliant on one or two players. This fiscal year Koga Minoru (Waseda U, domestic rank no. 9) will graduate, as will high school students Midorikawa Hiroki (domestic rank no. 41) and Mizui Hirari (domestic rank no. 16), both winners of the All-Japan Inter-High Championships that took place last week. Midorikawa may well enter university, but as women tend to move directly into employment, this will probably not be the case for Mizui. Which companies will get the pickings? With Mizui, it could be Yonex (her mother's current employer) or NTT-East (her mother's former employer). With the demise of Sato and Mitani, both teams are in need of fresh talent. As for Koga Minoru: His brother, Akira, plays for NTT-East, so I am wondering whether he might join the same team. Although his smash is non-existent, Koga Minoru very occasionally resembles Momota in his play style, and personally, I would like to see them on the same team.