The Asian Men's Volleyball Championship kicked off in Chiba Prefecture, and Japan defeated Qatar straight in the first match of the qualifying league, making a white star start for the first victory in two tournaments.

Japan, a volleyball boy who broke through the qualifying league for the first time in 29 years at the Tokyo Olympics, is aiming for a ticket for next year's world championship, which will be given to the top two teams in the Asian Championship that opened in Chiba Prefecture on the 12th.

The qualifying league, in which 16 countries and regions are divided into four groups and compete in a round-robin manner, has begun, and Japan played against Qatar in the first match.

In Japan, which is aiming to win the championship for the first time in two tournaments, 21-year-old Yuji Nishida, who was active in the Olympics, did not represent due to a stress fracture in his ankle, and Yuki Ishikawa, the captain of the ace, also hurt his back and missed this match. He took the first set 25-20, the second set 25-23, and the third set 25-21, and won the straight with a set count of 3-0 to start the qualifying league with a white star.