Norio Sasaki, Japan coach
We were expecting an impressive Canada side with a lot of physical strength. But our team played brilliantly and, thanks to the speed of our players, we were in a position not just to match them but to beat them. I think we can realistically aim to reach the semi-finals.
Ian Bridge, Canada coach
My team fought hard. But the Japanese are very fast - they put us under heavy pressure and forced us to play on the back foot. I'm frustrated about the result because, if you take into account how high we've set our sights, we've had a disappointing start to the championship. Now we have to win our remaining two group matches to go through.