Haruka Miyashita’s career with the national team is NOT looking good since Coach Kumi Nakada took over.
The 23 year old setter missed the Asian Championship and now she is going to miss another major tourney, World Grand Champions Cup, to be hosted in her country. Despite being one of the most experienced setters, Coach Nakada chose Koyomi Tominaga and Miya Sato instead.
Japan’s Roster For Grand Champions Cup:
Nana Iwasaka (C)
One of Japan’s best scorers, Sarina Koga, will NOT play due to a minor knee injury.
Joining Japan in the 6 team tourney are reigning European champions Russia, defending champions Brazil, reigning world champions USA, Olympic champions China and wild card winner Korea. The tourney begins on September 4th and will run until September 9th.