Japan is preparing for the WUC in Uppsala with camps and a practice match. They are led by Yaichi Mizuno, a legendary coach in Japan.
– Our coach Yaichi Mizuno is a former Kyoto University Head Coach. He has won the College National Championship six times. He is one of the most famous coaches in Japan because of the fact that Kyoto University is considered one of the best and most prestigious schools in the country, says Shinzo Yamada, head of delegation for College Japan National Team.
How are your preparations going?
– We have had several mini camps and we have finalized our roster a week ago.
How do your preparations look the coming weeks?
– We will have a scrimmage against an X-league team that is bigger and faster compared to college teams.
What are your expectations of the WUC?
–Obviously becoming the champion is one of our expectations but we are very much looking forward to going to Sweden to be part of this inaugural tournament.
What characterizes Japanese American football?
Speed and discipline.