Badminton in Japan

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  1. kurako

    kurako Regular Member

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    Just to clarify the officially announced National Teams A and B, as well as the coaching staff:

    1. National Team A
    MS
    Momota Kento, NTT-East, WR 1
    Tsuneyama Kanta, Tonami, WR 10
    Nishimoto Kenta, Tonami, WR 15
    Watanabe Koki, Unisys, WR 36 (New; promoted from Team B)

    WS
    Okuhara Nozomi, Taiyo Holdings, WR 3
    Yamaguchi Akane, Saishunkan, WR 4
    Takahashi Sayaka, Nihon Unisys, WR 15
    Ohori Aya, Tonami, WR 19

    MD
    Sonoda/Kamura Tonami, WR 4
    Endo/Watanabe, Unisys, WR 6
    Hoki/Kobayashi, Tonami, WR 14
    Koga/Saito, NTT-East, WR 32 (New; promoted from Team B)

    WD
    Fukushima/Hirota, American Vape, WR 2
    Matsumoto/Nagahara, Hokuto Bank, WR 3
    Takahashi/Matsutomo, Unisys, WR 4
    Shida/Matsuyama, Saishunkan, WR 13 (New; promoted from Team B)

    XD
    Watanabe/Higashino, Unisys, WR 3

    2. National Team B
    MS
    Igarashi Yu, Unisys, WR 76
    Naraoka Kodai, Namioka HS, WR 47 (New)
    Koga Minoru, NTT-East, WR 94
    Shimono Hashiru, Tonami, WR 103
    Obayashi Takuma, Waseda U, WR 137
    Tanaka Yushi, Nihon U (New)

    WS
    Takahashi Asuka, Yonex, WR 64
    Mizui Hirari, NTT-East, WR 66
    Nidaira Natsuki, Tonami, WR 78 (New)
    Oie Natsuki, NTT-East, WR 93 (New)
    Hayashi Moto, ACT SAIKYO, WR 201 (New)
    Gunji Riko, Yatsushiro Shirayuri Gakuen HS, WR 273 (New)

    MD
    Onodera/Okamura, Waseda U/Unisys, WR 47
    Kaneko/Kubota, Tonami, WR 55
    Takano/Tamate, Hitachi Engineering, WR 156 (New)

    WD
    Sakuramoto/Takahata, Yonex, WR 17
    Hoshi/Matsuda, Unisys, WR 74
    Otake/Takahashi, Aomori Yamada HS (New)

    XD
    Yamashita/Shinoya, Unisys, WR 71
    Midorikawa/Saito, Waseda U/ACT SAIKYO, WR 78
    Urai/Miyaura, Marusugi/Yonex, WR 81
    Nishikawa/Ozaki, NTT-East, WR 210 (
    New)

    3. Coaching Staff

    Head Coach: Park Joo Bong

    A. National Team A
    Nakashima Kei
    Tan Kim Her
    Choi Sangbeom
    Nakanishi Yosuke
    Jeremy Gan Wye Teck

    B. National Team B
    Karel Leopold Mainaky
    Masuda Keita
    Hayakawa Kenichi
    Imabeppu Kaori (New)
     
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  2. kurako

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    And now for the losses to the National Team:

    1. National Team A
    MS Sakai Kazumasa, Kanazawa Gakuin Club, WR 68
    MD Inoue/Kaneko, Unisys, WR 24
    WD Yonemoto/Tanaka, Hokuto Bank, WR 26
    XD Gondo/Kurihara, Tonami/Unisys, WR 34

    2. National Team B
    MS Omoto Shota, Hitachi Engineering, WR 210
    WS Kawakami Saena, Hokuto Bank, WR 32
    WS Mine Ayumi, Saishunkan, WR 52
    WS Saito Shiori, ACT SAIKYO, WR 137
    WS Urushizaki Mako, San-in Godo Bank, WR 140

    3. Coaching Staff
    Hirose Eriko, NBA
    Kawamae Naoki, NTT-East
     
  3. aZn_Popcorn

    aZn_Popcorn Regular Member

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    Do you happen to know the reasons why Hirose Eriko was let go?
     
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    Cunning Linguist Regular Member

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    Hm, didn't even realize Saena was really dropped. She would be the - by far - highest ranked WS player in Team B. :confused:
     
  5. kurako

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    Do this available in English version?
     
  7. kurako

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    No, unfortunately not. If you have some spare time, it can be worked out, though.

    Column 1: Dates
    Column 2: Tournaments that will be participated in (As we know the dates, most of these can be double-checked with the BWF Calendar). You will also see「強化合宿」listed quite a lot in this column. This means 'national training camp'.
    Column 3: The level of the tournaments that will be participated in.
    Column 4: The location of the tournaments/training camps.
    Column 5: Which team is going to be despatched, i.e., A, B+, or B (B+ means that the lower-ranked members of Team A may also be competing.)

    Rows highlighted in pink depict important domestic tournaments.
     
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    Hi,
    Thanks for for your explanation...
     
  9. fanyy

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    Two things need to happen for MatsuNaga to win a regular tournament:
    1) their Japanese mates knockout the top Korean and Chinese pairs in their bracket
    2) their Japanese mates win the other bracket
     
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    Or how about they up their game? They are frustrating to watch as they knock out their compatriots (who are clearly better contenders against KOR and CHN pairs) then, consistently lose in embarrassing fashion.
     
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    I really hope TakaMatsu is just hiding their ace cards because neither MatsuNaga nor FukuHiro can handle the KOR or CHN pairs

    Sent from my SM-G965W using Tapatalk
     
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    Really worry about the chance of Japanese team in next year Uber cup, Kor and China has developed so good in their single and double while Japan has so many problems
     
  13. UKnowWho

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    I think It's too early to say about Uber/Thomas Cup now. There are still 4 months left, all players will definitely improve their abilities next year, especially in this Olympic year.
     
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    I agree with you, everything can change in the next few month, just like i cant think that Japan WD can rise so high in 2018 after mediocre performance 2017 and go downhill in 2019, so let see what happen in olympic year
     
  15. kurako

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    Japan Head Coach, Park Joo Bong had the following to say about Team Japan's performance at the Guangzhou World Tour Finals. (Badminton Spirit at https://www.badspi.jp/201912161340-2/ <Japanese>.) These comments were made immediately after the Finals, and are more forthright than the watered-down version given at Narita Airport.

    At the World Championships Team Japan also progressed to the SF in all five categories, but with all opponents being strong from the outset, this tournament is a tough one. As we advanced to the Finals in three categories, it's a shame that only Momota was able to win; I was hoping for one more win, but I'm glad the we managed to get to the best four in all categories.

    For Momota, the champion, it was the eleventh title this season. I am glad that he closed the year with a win amongst the top eight. In the Final he faced the most difficult opponent, and by turning around a score of 5-12 in the final game, he showed his strength as the World number one. After changing ends he observed that his opponent was tiring and, rather than attacking, won through being able to play long rallies.

    MDs Endo/Watanabe were able to beat the world number one Indonesian pair twice, and even in the Final had a chance to win. It's unfortunate that they fell at the last hurdle to their experienced opponents, but on the whole, their performance was good. The other pair, Sonoda/Kamura, weren't able to perform well because Kamura had injured his shoulder, and wasn't able to train.

    Women's doubles, Fukushima/Hirota, lost in the all-Japanese match, but they tried hard. I'm slightly worried about Matsumoto/Nagahara. They seem to be unable to play their game at important matches. The reason why they couldn't paly well at the Final is because they have a problem with mental control. Today's match resembled the match they lost in Japan Open Final, in that they ran out of ideas and their movement became uncoordinated. They may have two consecutive wins at the World Championships, but both times, their opponents were Japanese. When facing Korean or Chinese players at finals, they are not able to play according to their strengths. I told them that they should form an image of the mindset they have in matches that they are playing well.

    As for women's singles: I am glad that both players progressed to the final tournament. Okuhara's condition was good in the group stage, but I had the impression, at the semi-final, that her urge to win became too prominent in her attacking game, and that she wasn't able to play a good match. Yamaguchi's form hasn't quite returned to her Japan Open level, but her condition is improving.

    XD pair Watanabe/Higashino won three matches at the group stage, and I felt that they had a chance at the semi-final. Watanabe was tired through playing in two categories, but I'm happy that Higashino's defence is improving.

    ----------:):)
     
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    Jia YiFan said the key to their victory was that they did not give any chance to Japanese pair to attack.

    So their main problem is there's no variation in their play, they most of the time just smash as hard as possible. They still have a lot of homework for the next 4 months.

    But maybe luck will again choose them in Olympic game. Who knows :p
     
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    Good to see PBJ's thoughts on the results.
    Is MatsuNaga's problem really a mental block? Usually having trouble against one team makes sense, like FukuHiro. Everyone has their kryptonite, but they seem to have trouble against quite a few pairs......
    A bit frustrating from an overall team Japan's perspective since it feels like MatsuNaga are preventing their mates aka FukuHiro from beating ChenJia or the Korean pairs for the trophy.
     
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  18. kurako

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    Hmmm...., possibly another MS heavyweight in the making.

    Currently, five male high schools pupils (3 MS, including Naraoka, and 1 MD) have been sent to the YONEX/K&D Graphics International Challenge, and they have all made it to the QF! The three MS players have all been drawn in the top half, and will start knocking each other out from today, but keep an eye out for the youngest, i.e., sixteen-year-old Takei Riki (WR 675), a first-year HS pupil at Futaba Future School. Despite having to pass through the qualifying rounds, he still managed to take down Tien Minh Nguyen (WR 52) in R2.

    As for the big boys and girls: A cursory glance at the M & Q lists shows that anyone not in National Team A in 2020 has been unceremoniously removed from the Indonesia and Malaysia Masters; the following entrants will no longer take part: Kawakami Saena, Inoue/Kaneko, Sakuramoto/Takahata, Kaneko/Matsutomo, and Gondo/Kurihara.

    And whilst most of the Team A players will proceed onto the Thailand Masters, they will NOT be joined by Momota Kento, Sonoda/Kamura, Okuhara Nozomi, Nagahara/Matsumoto, or Fukushima/Hirota.
     
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    when kodai was 15 he played in the 2016 u.s. open grand prix gold (wt 300 level) and lost in round 2.

    when boys beat men it gets your attention. you tend to remember their names.
     
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    At least, Ohori can be the reliable woman in third single match now.
     

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