Japan captain Erika Araki: "Today we lost our pace in the match and we could not play our own style. I express regret for today's match"
Brazil captain Fabiana Claudino: "We did a better job today than we expected, especially blocking, service and attack. I am happy to beat Japan."
Japan coach Manabe Masayoshi: "I was impressed with the Brazilian service and blocking and we should develop our skills more and have to do our best to make up our weak points"
Brazil coach Jose Roberto Lages Guimaraes: "Today we overcame one of the tough teams at the 2011 World Grand Prix. Our blocking and service was not good at the beginning but our players regained their own pace. This is the first match of the season and we still have weak points to make up."