Japan Women's Hockey team


The Japan Women's hockey team currently ranks 16th in the International Hockey Federation (FIH) Women’s list.


The team comes under the tutelage of the Japan Hockey Association and Asian Hockey Federation.

Japan finished sixth in its first major international tournament in the 1978 FIH Women's Hockey World Cup.


In its seven world cup appearances before 2018, the Sakura Japan’s best performance was to finish fifth in 2006. It stood seventh in 1981 and moved between the tenth and eleventh position in the other world cups.

2018 World Cup Squad

1) Megumi Kageyama (GK)

2) Natsuki Naito (C)

3) Mayumi Ono

4) Yuu Asai

5) Hazuki Nagai

6) Yukari Mano

7) Akiko Kato

8) Minami Shimizu

9) Kana Nomura

10) Yuri Nagai

11) Miki Kozuka

12) Maho Segawa

13) Yui Ishibashi

14) Shiori Oikawa

15) Mami Karino

16) Motomi Kawamura

17) Aki Yamada

18) Erika Akaya (GK)

Japan is placed in Pool D with Australia, New Zealand and Belgium in the 2018 World Cup.

Considering its tenth-position finish in 2014, it is unlikely for Japan to proceed to the next round from a tough group.

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