The Japanese team consists of members selected from various club teams in the V.League and the top high school teams. The team exemplifies the typical characteristics of the Japanese – dexterity, hard work, discipline and an endeavour to bring out the players’ individual personalities. The Japanese players will surely fight fiercely with their opponents, as each player has tremendous capability and volleyball talent. The excellent teamwork helps in the resolute and speedy combination plays, which is regarded as a tradition of Japanese volleyball that is a pure display of dynamism and consistency. Leading the squad is Kiyoshi Abo, whose coaching methods have been commended due to his coaching policy not to stereotype his players, but to develop their full potential.