Japan at the Asian Games

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Japan at the Asian Games
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Japan has competed at the Asian Games since their inception in 1951, held in New Delhi, India. The National Olympic Committee of Japan, Japanese Olympic Committee, is responsible for organizing Japan's participation in the Asian Games. The Committee was established in 1911 and recognized by the International Olympic Committee in 1912; it is also the oldest Asian National Olympic Committee.[1][2] Japan has a distinguished achievement among all Asian countries, being the only one to have won at least 20 gold medals at every Asian Games.

Asian Games[edit]

*Red border color indicates tournament was held on home soil.

Medals by individual[edit]

Athlete Sport Years Gender Gold Silver Bronze Total
Nishigawa, YoshimiYoshimi Nishigawa Swimming 1970–1974 F 10 0 0 10
Kitajima, KosukeKosuke Kitajima Swimming 2002–2010 M 7 1 0 8
Iwasaki, KunihiroKunihiro Iwasaki Swimming 1966–1970 M 7 1 0 8
Yamamoto, TakashiTakashi Yamamoto Swimming 1998–2006 M 7 1 0 8
Sato, YoshikoYoshiko Sato Swimming 1954–1962 F 7 0 2 9
Irie, RyosukeRyosuke Irie Swimming 2006–2014 M 6 3 0 9
Taguchi, NobutakaNobutaka Taguchi Swimming 1970–1974 M 6 0 0 6
Honda, TadashiTadashi Honda Swimming 1970–1974 M 6 0 0 6
Fujiwara, KatsunoriKatsunori Fujiwara Swimming 1986–1990 M 5 3 0 8
Miyagi, ReikoReiko Miyagi Tennis 1958–1966 F 5 3 0 8
Yanagidate, TsuyoshiTsuyoshi Yanagidate Swimming 1974–1978 M 5 2 0 7
Tagata, KengoKengo Tagata Bowling 1986–1998 M 5 1 1 7
Ishii, TakaoTakao Ishii Shooting 1962–1966 M 5 1 1 7
Nagasaki, HirokoHiroko Nagasaki Swimming 1982–1986 F 5 1 0 6
Murofushi, ShigenobuShigenobu Murofushi Athletics 1966–1986 M 5 1 0 6
Miki, KeiichiKeiichi Miki Table tennis 1962–1966 M 5 0 2 7
Watanabe, KojiKoji Watanabe Tennis 1962–1966 M 5 0 0 5
Tachibana, MiyaMiya Tachibana Synchronized swimming 1994–2002 F 5 0 0 5
Yoshino, ToyokoToyoko Yoshino Athletics 1951–1954 F 5 0 0 5
Hatsuda, YasueYasue Hatsuda Swimming 1974–1978 F 5 0 0 5

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