The forward and defender both have Olympic and Worlds experience.
Smile Japan looks to build off last year's historic finish.
Finland has its worst-ever finish in a major tournament.
It’s a Group A Rematch!
A dominate performance by Canada in their third preliminary game
Switzerland top the determined Japanese team
Japan - nicknamed ‘Smile Japan’ - moves up to Group A for the first time in the history of the tiered group format. Last Time Around It’s been a lot of smiles for Team Japan in their last international tournaments. In 2021 World Championships, Japan’s finished in sixth