New Head Coach of “Sakura Japan” and “Samurai Japan”

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New Head Coach of “Sakura Japan” and “Samurai Japan”  

   Japan Hockey Association held a meeting to decide a training policy for 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic and 2020 Tokyo Olympic on September 30. In addition, the head coaches of both men and women’s national team were recommended and got approved by the executive board on October 9. We hope their contribution to Japan Hockey in the future, even though their tasks are a lot and hard.

Samurai Japan – Takahiro Yamahori


  • Date of Birth: March 30, 1974 
    *41 years old
  • Place of Birth : Shiga Prefecture
  • Qualification:Senior Coach
  • Seisen University Men’s Hockey Club Head Coach
    Men’s U21 National Team Coach (2012-2014 )
    Men’s Universiade Nationatl Team Coach (2013 )



Sakura Japan – Yuji Nagai


  • Date of Birth : October 14, 1963 
    * 51 years old
  • Place of Birth : Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture
  • Qualification : Senior Coach
  • Sony HC BRAVIA Ladies Head Coach
    Women’s National Team Head Coach (2014.10-)





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