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Sakai Blazers
Team introduction
The Blazers are in the volleyball V.League Division 1 and play mainly in Sakai, Osaka Prefecture. The club’s long and storied history includes 17 league championships. Four of its players are on the Japan national team.

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ABOUT 1 Team appeal and strengths

With players chosen for the Japan national team last year, the Blazers have gained a following for their dependable veterans and quickly improving youngsters. They also pride themselves on the spirited unity of their fans.

ABOUT 2 Team aspirations and goals

Under this season’s slogan of “Blazers nation we are one!”, players and fans alike unite—as if they were a country—in pursuit of the title. All shoot for victory as “one nation.”

ABOUT 3 Team mascot

Gaou

The second-generation mascot Gaou joined the team in March 2019. Known for its two fangs and tail, Gaou delighted fans with incredible dancing displays at last year’s games.

ABOUT 4 Key player

Masahiro Sekita

Masahiro Sekita is a setter who also plays for the Japan national team. His intelligent and accurate set-ups give his teammates the maximum attacking advantage. Hopes are high for him to lead the team to another title this year.

Governing body

Sports Promotion Division, Culture and Sports Office, Culture Department, Osaka Prefectural Government

Address37F, Osaka Prefecural Government Sakishima Building, 1-14-16 Nanko-kita, Suminoe-ku, Osaka 559-8555
Phone06-6210-9308
06-6210-9324
Emailsportsshinko@sbox.pref.osaka.lg.jp