The common route between Mikasa and Sir Safety Conad Perugia started under the sign of success with the victory of the 2019 Italian Super Cup.A trophy arrived at the end of an exciting Final Four: Sir Safety Conad Perugia, Cucine Lube Civitanova Marche, Leo Shoes Modena and Itas Trentino, four of the best teams in the world, offered a sporting performance of the highest level once again demonstrating that the best volleyball in the world is played in Italy.After the semifinal with Trentino, Sir Safety Conad Perugia had to fight until the last ball of the tie-break to get the better of a beautiful Modena, executed in the last points by the aces of the Cuban champion Wilfredo Leon.The Final Four of the Italian Supercup 2019 was the first trophy in Italy to be played with the new Mikasa V200W, chosen by the Serie A Volleyball League as official and exclusive ball for the 75th Italian Championship (Credem Superlega, A2 and A3) and all events.The public's response is always exceptional: sold out the sports hall of Civitanova Marche (MC) and a large following on TV and internet streaming thanks to the Rai Sport live broadcasts.
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.”
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 2015 through 2017. The contract was signed by Mr. Pichet Sansanapitthayakorn, Managing Director of the TBL and Mr. Daisuke Akiyama, Director of Mikasa Thailand on July 6, 2015 at Bangkok, Thailand.Mikasa Thailand is exceedingly honored with the contract and look forward to a long lasting partnership well in the future.
The Asian Volleyball Confederation （AVC） and Mikasa Corporation have entered a new contract to make Mikasa’s indoor and beach volleyballs the Official Game Balls of all the AVC tournaments for 2016 through 2019. The contract was signed by Dr. Saleh Bin Nasser, President of the AVC and Mr. Yuji Saeki, President of Mikasa Corporation on June 1, 2015 at Bangkok, Thailand.Mikasa Corporation is exceedingly honored with the contract and wishes to continue to become a partner of the AVC to promote the growth of the sport of volleyball all over the Asia, giving all the people right products for the sport of volleyball.
The Federation Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB) and Mikasa Corporation have entered a new contract to make Mikasa’s indoor and beach volleyballs the Official Game Balls of all the FIVB events until the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.Mikasa Corporation has supplied equipment for the FIVB since volleyball was first included on the Olympic Programme at Tokyo’s first Olympic Games in 1964 – making this contract signing a celebratory occasion at the FIVB headquarters in Lausanne after first being signed in 1985.FIVB President Dr. Ary S. Graça and President of Mikasa Corporation Mr. Yuji Saeki met together ahead of the occasion to reflect on their long-term relationship and spent time anticipating the FIVB’s exciting plans for a major 2015 season in the lead up to the Olympic Games in Rio next year.FIVB President Dr. Ary S. Graça said:“I am delighted to be renewing our partnership with Mikasa today. President Yuji Saeki and his company have been loyal partners for the FIVB since volleyball’s debut as an Olympic sport at the last Olympic Games in Tokyo so it is wonderful that our organizations are teaming up again for Tokyo’s next Games in 2020.“Mikasa has always shared the FIVB’s commitment to providing the finest possible service for our athletes around the world. In sport it is so important to know that you are working with the very best in the industry and Mikasa are the leaders in ball technology which helps us ensure a more and more spectacular game every season. I look forward to continuing our great relationship with Mr Saeki and his team for many years to come.”President of Mikasa Corporation Mr. Yuji Saeki said:“Mikasa Corporation is exceedingly honored to have renewed its contract with the FIVB and wishes to continue to provide people of all ages and nations a world-class product. We pride ourselves on providing players with a product which can help them develop their volleyball skills and further promote this fantastic sport all over the world.”
The Mikasa indoor volleyball(MVA200), football(SL450) and Water polo balls(W6000W and W6009W) will be the official game balls played in up-coming the 28th SEA Games which will be held in Singapore from 5 to 16 June 2015.Mikasa Corporation is exceedingly honored with the contract and the partnership to the SEA Games event to support all these sports. With this partnership, Mikasa Corporation sincerely hopes to play an effective and productive role in the continued growth of Volleyball, Football and Water Polo in South East Asian Countries as well as in the rest of the world.
Antalya, Turkey, October 24, 2014. The European Volleyball Confederation and Mikasa Corporation announced on Friday the extension of their partnership for another four years, up to 2020. This way the governing body for Volleyball in Europe and the Japanese leading manufacturer will continue their cooperation for the good of the sport for another four years. The agreement was signed on Friday in a special ceremony proceeding the dinner offered by Mikasa to all delegates attending the XXXV CEV General Assembly in Antalya, Turkey. “Mikasa is a long-term partner of our Volleyball family and we are pleased with the extension of our partnership for another four years,” CEV President André Meyer said. “This agreement follows a couple of milestones which have marked the last few months of our cooperation. I would start by recalling that he innovative MVA200CEV, the very first volleyball specifically designed for a continental competition, was officially unveiled last June at the European Volleyball Gala. In about ten days this ball will turn into one of the trademarks of the 2015 CEV DenizBank Volleyball Champions League and with its innovative look and feel it will help us spread the message of our “Green Way” campaign. Mikasa has been at our side from the very beginning of this action supporting our efforts as we continue to strive for innovation and excellence.” The extended cooperation with Mikasa will also include the organisation of the CEV Beach Volleyball Summer Festivals with 13 events that were held this summer and more to come in the near future. “Mikasa is the partner everyone would wish to have as they help us raise the profile of Volleyball and Beach Volleyball to new heights when it comes to elite sport but at the same time they also share our attention and concern for their development at the grass-roots level, with a primary focus on those countries where there is still much room for improvement. We will continue to work hard and together will pursue another era of success for our sport,” the CEV President added. “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,” Daisuke Akiyama, Mikasa General Manager & Corporate Officer said. “To further grow Volleyball and Beach Volleyball in Europe, Mikasa would like to use this opportunity to start liaising with National Federations from countries where we do not have any distributors yet, with a focus on our kids Volleyball programme, which is based on our innovative SKV5 volleyball, which has been designed specifically for kids and to accompany their first steps into the sport. Of course we would like to do the same also with our current distributors and their respective National Federations so that everyone involved in the sport will eventually join this action. We are convinced that this approach which goes straight at the grass-roots level will help us lay the foundations for a long-term growth and development of Volleyball in Europe. Together with the CEV we will continue to work hard and strive for more excellence,” Mr Akiyama concluded.
Vienna, Austria, June 27, 2014. If last year’s European Volleyball Gala was marked by the launch of the CEV campaign “Fair Play Volleyball Way”, on Friday night Europe’s Volleyball family in attendance at the Hofburg Palace in Vienna got to witness another historic moment. On the stage set up in the former residence of the Habsburg dynasty, CEV President André Meyer and the Corporate Officer and General Manager of Mikasa, Daisuke Akiyama, unveiled the MVA200 CEV, the newly designed ball that will be used in all matches of the 2015 CEV DenizBank Volleyball Champions League. The MVA200 CEV is the first ball specifically designed for CEV who this way follows in the footsteps of other international sports organisations who have “customised” the features of their equipment in combination with major events or special actions. The ball was designed jointly by CEV and its long-time partner Mikasa Corporation, which has been at the side of Europe’s Volleyball family for many years already. “This is a solid partnership and we are evidently happy with the cooperation that our Confederation and Mikasa have developed throughout the years,” the CEV President said. “We want to continue the same way knowing that Mikasa shares our ambition and strive to work for the good of Volleyball and to create innovative solutions for a bright future of our sport.” See the news on CEV website for the official release of the ball during the Champions League Drawing of Lots in Vienna, Austria on June 26th 2014. http://www.cev.lu/News.aspx?NewsID=17864&ID=1 New MVA200CEV will be the official game ball for CEV Champions League which is the club championship events in Europe.