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Famous Volleyball Players from Japan

Updated October 13, 2018 6.1k views12 items

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
    Photo: cdephotos / flickr / CC-BY 2.0
    Ai Ōtomo (大友 愛, Ōtomo Ai , born March 24, 1982) is a Japanese volleyball player. Her name before her divorce was Ai Yamamoto (山本 愛).... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: 38
    • Birthplace: Sendai, Japan
  • Erika Araki is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Volleyball Players from Japan
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    Erika Araki (荒木 絵里香, Araki Erika, born 3 August 1984) 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 to 2008. In July 2008, she joined Foppapedretti Bergamo. Araki returned to the Arrows the following season. From 2010 to 2013, Araki served as team captain. On 18 June 2013, the team announced her marriage. On 10 October 2013, Toray announced her pregnancy. Araki joined the Ageo Medics in 2014. She currently plays for Toyota Auto Body Queenseis.... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: 36
    • Birthplace: Kurashiki, Japan
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    Hitomi Nakamichi

    Hitomi Nakamichi is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Volleyball Players from Japan
    Photo: cdephotos / flickr / CC-BY 2.0
    Hitomi Nakamichi (中道 瞳, Nakamichi Hitomi, born September 18, 1985) is a Japanese volleyball player who plays for Toray Arrows. She has served as captain of the team since 2013. She was also part of the Japanese team that won the bronze medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics.... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: 35
    • Birthplace: Joyo, Japan
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    Kaori Inoue

    Kaori Inoue (井上香織 Inoue Kaori, born October 21, 1982) 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 on Wikipedia
    • Age: 37
    • Birthplace: Toyooka, Japan
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