The MIKASA indoor volleyball(V200W), beach volleyball (VLS300) and water polo balls(W6000W and W6009W) will be the official game balls for the 30th edition of the South East Asian Games, which The Philippines will host from 30th November to 11th December 2019.Mikasa Corporation is exceedingly honored with the partnership with the SEA Games and sincerely hopes to play an effective and productive role in the continued growth of Volleyball, Beach Volleyball and Water Polo in South East Asian Countries as well as in the rest of the world.
Moscow, Russia, August 9, 2019. The CEV and Mikasa Corporation have extended their long-term partnership for another four years up until 2024, following a signing ceremony held on Friday late afternoon in Moscow, right at the iconic venue that is currently playing host to the 2019 edition of CEV EuroBeachVolley. The two organisations continue to work closely together to grow the game at all levels, as they both strive for innovation and work hard to modernise the sport. CEV President Aleksandar Boričić and the President and CEO of Mikasa Corporation, Mr Yuji Saeki, signed the extension of the cooperation for another four-year term. “We had very fruitful and productive negotiations with our long-term partners and friends at Mikasa,” the CEV President said. “I am especially happy to see that we share the same vision and determination to grow the sport at all levels, from the grassroots to the top events, and this is where the extension of our partnership becomes especially important,” he continued. The CEV have fostered a tremendous transformational journey of European Volleyball and its governance under the leadership of President Boričić. “Mikasa understand the virtuosity of this process and its benefits towards the further growth of Volleyball and I am pleased that they have accepted to support us for another four years, with an unprecedented level of commitment. The prolongation of the partnership truly shows that we are one Volleyball team, sharing the same goals and vision,” the CEV President concluded. “Mikasa Corporation is extremely honoured with the extension of our partnership with the CEV and with the opportunity to support their Volleyball and Beach Volleyball events as well as the long-term growth of the sport in Europe by providing everyone involved with the right products to play Volleyball and Beach Volleyball, Together with the CEV we will continue to work hard and strive for more excellence,” Mr. Saeki concluded.”
Hamburg, Germany, July 6, 2019 – Mikasa Ambassador, Sarah Pavan and Melissa Humana-Paredes won the gold medal at FIVB Beach World Championships on SaturdaySarah Pavan and Melissa Humana-Paredes topped April Ross and Alix Klineman, 2-0 (23-21, 23-21) to capture that gold medal, prize money of US$60,000 and an automatic qualification spot for their country to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Congratulations!! Please see more details as below:confident-canadians-pavan-and-humana-paredes-claim-championship by FIVB website
THAI BASKETBALL LEAGUE （TBL） and Mikasa Thailand have entered a new contract to make the Official Game Balls of all the tournaments organized by theTBL for 2018 through 2020.The contract was signed by Mr. Taschai Sasanapitayakorn, President of the TBL and Mr. Daisuke Akiyama, Director of Mikasa Thailand on December 19, 2017 at Bangkok, Thailand.Mikasa Thailand is exceedingly honored with the contract and look forward to a long lasting partnership well in the future.
THE FIRST TIME EVER OF SIR SAFETY CONAD PERUGIA BLOCK DEVILS CONQUERED THE ITALIAN SUPERCUP The speaker of Male Italian Supercup presented the final of Italian Supercup using these emphatic words: “This is the moment, this is the match”.For Perugia players, this phrase has become a mantra in front of enthusiastic 4291 volleyball fans at Eurosuole Forum in Civitanova Marche.After five silver medal in Italian and European Competitions, Sir Safety Conad Perugia finally lifted his first trophy in the history, the Del Monte Supercup 2017/2018 is for Lorenzo Bernardi's team, after an emotional game versus home team Cucine Lube Civitanova.The joy of the win started after a spike of US player Aaron Russell, who is elected the MVP of the match. He closed the match point in which everything has been seen: powerful spikes of Cucine Lube Civitanova and amazing digs of Sir Safety Conad Perugia, with Ivan Zaytsev flying over three meters from the bottom line to save the MVA200 that has changed forever the history of this Club.Italian Supercup was also the first opportunity to see the new home and away jersey of Sir Safety Conad Perugia. The 2017/18 kits, born from the profound synergy between Mikasa Italia and Club, amaze the aggressiveness they transmit thanks to a graphic project that can be renewed at all times, without sacrificing its symbols as the flames . The color is absolute protagonist. The racing jerseys blend two contrasting colors for a defined bicolor effect also present on the shorts (gray with black for the home, red with black for the away). Sir Safety Conad Perugia jerseys are 100% Made in Italy.As usual for the great events organized by the Italian Volleyball League, the Final Four of Italian Supercup has also received great media coverage abroad. The Finals were broadcast in Bahrain, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, EAU, Yemen, Algeria, Chad, Egypt, Libya, Djibouti, Mauritania, Morocco, Somalia, Sudan and Tunisia, Serbia, Kosovo, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Poland, Bermuda, Bahamas, Antigua and Barbuda, Caiman Islands, Jamaica, Granada, Barbados, British Virgin Islands, Santa Lucia, Trinidad and Tobago, San Vincenzo and Grenadines, Cyprus, Turkey, Greece. The winning streak of the Mikasa Team Uniform in 2017 seems to never end and November 1 is the last event with the victory for this solar year. Imoco Volley Conegliano, who hold the 2017 National Cup, will challenge Novara, the team that has stood the last championship in the 2017, in Female Supercup.
As full-time participants on the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour for the first time, Sara Hughes and her partner Kelly Claes, American collegiate champions from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles finished as one of the top 16 women’s teams on the international circuit by winning 18 of 31 matches at seven events with Hughes being named as the Rookie of the Year and Claes also receiving votes.Congratulations!!Please see more details as below:Sara & Kelly’ article on FIVB website https://youtu.be/ATapXGWaf5c
JUNE 15th 2017 – Mikasa and two-time NCAA Beach Volleyball Champion, Sara Hughes, have entered into a sponsorship agreement through 2020. “Mikasa Corporation is extremely proud to begin our sponsorship with Ms. Sara Hughes, who is an exceptional beach volleyball athlete. We look forward to being a part of her continued success in the future,” said Mr. Yuji Saeki, President of Mikasa Corporation. Sara, a recent graduate of USC, was a dominant force in the collegiate circuit: 140 wins, 4 losses. She is that extremely rare athlete that makes the sport look so easy, which it’s anything but. Her success has not come overnight or without tremendous sacrifice, hard work and determination. Sara has worked hard at perfecting her craft since she was very young, and will be a serious threat on the international and domestic tours for years to come. Mikasa recognizes and praises Sara’s numerous accolades and successes, and will strongly support her desire to be the best on the beach.Sara is also a great role model and ambassador for youth athletes playing this dynamic and growing sport. Sara routinely volunteers her time by coaching young athletes with the same passion she brings to every professional match she plays.Just as Sara’s mentor, Misty May-Treanor was in her early professional career, Sara is widely considered to be the future of professional beach volleyball. She’ll see you on the beach, you can be sure of that.
The extraordinary 2017 Cucine Lube Civitanova culminates with the victory of the Italian Championship. On Sunday the Italian star-studded team defeated Trentino Volley 3-1 to give themselves an unassailable 3-0 (they won 3-0 and 3-2 the other clashes) in the best of five series.For Cucine Lube Civitanova is the fourth national title. The previous were in 2006, 2012, 2014. Lube’managers and players defined it as the most beautiful because this is the first home win for Lube in a championship game, the 18th consecutive win at Eurosuole Forum in this season ( 100% of wins). For the fourth time Lube made the double, two trophies in the same season. It happened in 2001 with Cev Cup and Italian Cup, Cev Cup and Italian Title in 2006, SuperCup and Italian Cup in 2009, and in this fantastic 2017 with Italian Cup and Italian Title.This victory is the ticket for the FIVB Volleyball Men’s Club World Championship that takes place from December 11-17 in Poland.
IT’S AN HISTORIC DOUBLE WIN IN NATIONAL CUP FOR MIKASA TEAM UNIFORM.2017 starts with a historic and exceptional goals for Mikasa Team Uniform. 32 days after the success of Cucine Lube Civitanova in Italian Cup - Men, for the first time Imoco Volley Conegliano won the tricolor trophy turning the spotlight on the Mikasa Team Uniform project.Imoco’s triumphal march continues unabated. After the Italian Title (2016, May 2) and Italia Supercup (2016, December 8), the Panthers won the Italian Cup last week end. Three hits in just in 10 months that made the exceptional path taken by the Venetian society, especially given that the current one is only the fourth season in the A1 League.During the Final Four, organized in Florence, Imoco Volley Conegliano has demonstrated a huge quantity of talent that have overshadowed their opponents.In the semifinals Serena Ortolani and her teammate have passed Novara 3-1 fielding a choral evidence that showed the great offensive quality.Conquered the first final of the Club’s history in this competition, Imoco Volley has not missed the opportunity and shutting out Modena 3-0 (25-23; 25-22; 25-23)Libero Monica De Gennaro was named as the MVP of the final.Imoco Volley success was aired live or near live in 48 Nations: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Dominican Republic, Uruguay, Venezuela, USA, Canada, Botswana, Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana , Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zanzibar, Zimbabwe, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro , Cyprus.