Megumi Kawamura

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Megumi Kawamura
Personal information
Birth name 河村めぐみ
Nationality Japanese
Born (1983-07-12) July 12, 1983 (age 37)
Kitakyushu, Japan
Other interests Fashion model
Sport Volleyball
Team NEC Red Rockets
Turned pro 2001
Retired 2005

Megumi Kawamura (河村めぐみ Kawamura Megumi?, born July 12, 1983 in Kitakyushu, Fukuoka Prefecture) is a former Japanese volleyball player[1] and occasional model. She is the tallest fashion model in Japan.[citation needed]

Nicknamed Megu,[citation needed] she was a member of the national volleyball team that won the bronze medal at the 2001 World Grand Champions Cup playing middle blocker for NEC Red Rockets. Wearing number 10 and 15, she stayed with the team until her retirement on August 30, 2005.


Born in Kitakyushu, Fukuoka, she studied at Higashi Kyushu Ryukoku high school (東九州龍谷高等学校) and was a member of the volleyball team there. When she was 11 years old, she was featured in a TV show as Japan's tallest primary schoolchild. She comes from a tall family, with both her father and her brother measuring 6'3". After finishing high school, she joined the volleyball team NEC Red Rockets. She was called up to the Japanese national team and played in the 2001 World Grand Champions Cup.

Because of her 193 cm height (6'4"), Kawamura was positioned as a middle blocker.

After retiring, Kawamura began her modeling career. In 2005, she participated in a selection pageant for the Japanese representative of Miss International 2006.[2]

TV appearances


  • World Grand Champions Cup Bronze Medal (2001)
  • The 11th Women's V.League New Face Award (2004–05)


  1. "P2 Volleyball-Match Result" (PDF). Fédération Internationale de Volleyball. 13 July 2002. Retrieved 3 April 2011.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. 2005 Miss WEBgenics[dead link]

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