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List of notable or famous volleyball players from Japan, with bios and photos, including the top volleyball players born in Japan and even some popular volleyball players who immigrated to Japan. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Japanese volleyball players then this list is the perfect resource for you. These volleyball players are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known volleyball player from Japan is included when available.

The list you're viewing is made up of many different people, like Mai Yamaguchi and Erika Araki.

This historic volleyball players from Japan list can help answer the questions "Who are some Japanese volleyball players of note?" and "Who are the most famous volleyball players from Japan?" These prominent volleyball players of Japan may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Japanese volleyball players.

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Ai Ōtomo is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Volleyball Players from Japan
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Ai Ōtomo is a Japanese volleyball player. Her name before her divorce was Ai Yamamoto. ...more

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Age: 35

Birthplace: Sendai, Japan

Profession: Volleyball player

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Erika Araki is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Volleyball Players from Japan
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Erika Araki is a Japanese volleyball player. She served as captain for the national team from 2009 to 2012. Araki began her professional volleyball career with the Toray Arrows from 2003-2008. In July 2008, she joined Foppapedretti Bergamo. Araki returned to the Arrows the following season. From ...more

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Age: 32

Birthplace: Kurashiki, Japan

Profession: Volleyball player

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Hitomi Nakamichi is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Volleyball Players from Japan
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Hitomi Nakamichi


Hitomi Nakamichi is a Japanese volleyball player who plays for Toray Arrows. She serves as captain of the team from 2013. ...more

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Age: 30

Birthplace: Joyo, Japan

Profession: Volleyball player

Kaori Inoue is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Volleyball Players from Japan
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Kaori Inoue


Kaori Inoue is a Japanese volleyball player who plays for Denso Airybees. On the 23 September 2008 Airybees announced her marriage. She serves as the captain of the team from 2009. She was part of the Japanese team that won the bronze medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics. ...more

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Age: 33

Birthplace: Toyooka, Japan

Profession: Office Worker, Volleyball player