Japan men's national ice hockey team

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Japan
Shirt badge/Association crest
Association Japan Ice Hockey Federation
Head coach Mark Mahon
Assistants Norio Suzuki
Captain Go Tanaka
Most games Toshiyuli Saki (84)
Most points Norio Suzuki (85)
IIHF code JPN
IIHF ranking 21 Increase1
Highest IIHF ranking 15 (2003–2004)
Lowest IIHF ranking 22 (2007–2008, 2011–2012, February 2014)
First international
 Czechoslovakia 12–2 Japan 
(Davos, Switzerland; January 24, 1930)
Biggest win
 Japan 44–1 Kuwait 
(Gangneung, South Korea; January 30, 1999)
Biggest defeat
 Czechoslovakia 25–1 Japan 
(Moscow, Soviet Union; March 4, 1957)
IIHF World Championships
Appearances 43 (first in 1930)
Best result 8th (1930, 1957)
Asian Winter Games
Appearances 7 (first in 1986)
Best result Gold medal with cup.svg Gold: 2003, 2007
Olympics
Appearances 8 (first in 1936)
International record (W–L–T)
236–334–47

The Japanese national ice hockey team (Japanese: アイスホッケー日本代表) is the national men's ice hockey of Japan. They are currently ranked 22nd in the IIHF World Ranking and currently compete in IIHF World Championship Division I. They have competed in nine Olympic Games competitions.

Tournament participation[edit]

Winter Olympics record[edit]

  • 1936 - 9th place (tied)
  • 1960 - 8th place
  • 1964 - 11th place
  • 1968 - 10th place
  • 1972 - 9th place
  • 1976 - 9th place
  • 1980 - 12th place
  • 1994 – Did not qualify (4th in qualification tournament)
  • 1998 - 13th place
  • 2002 – Did not qualify (2nd in Olympic Pre-Qualification Group 4)
  • 2006 – Did not qualify (4th in Final Qualification Group A)
  • 2010 – Did not qualify (3rd in Final Qualification Group E)
  • 2014 – Did not qualify (3rd in Olympic Pre-Qualification Group J)

World Championship record[edit]

Note: Years in Bold denote participation in the top-level tournament

  • 1930 - Finished tied in 6th place
  • 1931 - 1955 - Did not participate
  • 1957 - Finished in 8th place
  • 1958 - 1961 - Did not participate
  • 1962 - Finished in 9th place (1st in "Pool B")
  • 1963 - 1966 - Did not participate
  • 1967 - Finished in 17th place (1st in "Pool C")
  • 1969 - Finished in 15th place (1st in "Pool C")
  • 1970 - Finished in 11th place (5th in "Pool B")
  • 1971 - Finished in 12th place (6th in "Pool B")
  • 1972 - Finished in 11th place (5th in "Pool B")
  • 1973 - Finished in 12th place (6th in "Pool B")
  • 1974 - Finished in 10th place (4th in "Pool B")
  • 1975 - Finished in 12th place (6th in "Pool B")
  • 1976 - Finished in 10th place (2nd in "Pool B")
  • 1977 - Finished in 11th place (3rd in "Pool B")
  • 1978 - Finished in 10th place (2nd in "Pool B")
  • 1979 - Finished in 14th place (6th in "Pool B")
  • 1981 - Finished in 16th place (8th in "Pool B")
  • 1982 - Finished in 17th place (1st in "Pool C")
  • 1983 - Finished in 13th place (5th in "Pool B")
  • 1985 - Finished in 13th place (5th in "Pool B")
  • 1986 - Finished in 15th place (8th in "Pool B")
  • 1987 - Finished in 17th place (1st in "Pool C")
  • 1989 - Finished in 15th place (7th in "Pool B")
  • 1990 - Finished in 15th place (7th in "Pool B")
  • 1991 - Finished in 16th place (8th in "Pool B")
  • 1992 - Finished in 15th place (3rd in "Pool B")
  • 1993 - Finished in 17th place (5th in "Pool B")
  • 1994 - Finished in 16th place (4th in "Pool B")
  • 1995 - Finished in 18th place (6th in "Pool B")
  • 1996 - Finished in 20th place (8th in "Pool B")
  • 1997 - Finished in 24th place (4th in "Pool C")
  • 1998 - Finished in 14th place
  • 1999 - Finished in 16th place
  • 2000 - Finished in 16th place
  • 2001 - Finished in 16th place
  • 2002 - Finished in 16th place
  • 2003 - Finished in 16th place
  • 2004 - Finished in 15th place
  • 2005 - Finished in 25th place (5th in Division I, Group A)
  • 2006 - Finished in 22nd place (3rd in Division I, Group A)
  • 2007 - Finished in 22nd place (3rd in Division I, Group B)
  • 2008 - Finished in 21st place (3rd in Division I, Group B)
  • 2009 - Finished in 21st place (3rd in Division I, Group A)
  • 2010 - Finished in 21st place (3rd in Division I, Group A)
  • 2011 - Withdrew from tournament
  • 2012 - Finished in 20th place (4th in Division I, Group A)
  • 2013 - Finished in 20th place (4th in Division I, Group A)
  • 2014 - Finished in 19th place (3rd in Division I, Group A)

Asian Winter Games record[edit]

  • 1986 - Finished in 2nd place
  • 1990 - Finished in 2nd place
  • 1996 - Finished in 2nd place
  • 1999 - Finished in 2nd place
  • 2003 - Finished in 1st place
  • 2007 - Finished in 1st place
  • 2011 - Finished in 2nd place

World Championship 2014 Division I Group A[edit]

  • Head coach: Mark Mahon
Goaltenders
# Player Catches Height Weight Date of birth Club
30 Yuta Narisawa L 180 cm 71 kg Apr. 14, 1987 Oji Eagles
29 Yutaka Fukufuji L 185 cm 83 kg Sep. 17, 1982 Nikko Ice Bucks
1 Michikazu Hata L 186 cm 77 kg Sep. 17, 1990 Tohoku Free Blades
Defensemen
# Player Shoots Height Weight Date of birth Club
3 Kazumasa Sasaki L 170 cm 74 kg Nov. 12, 1989 Oji Eagles
4 Aaron Keller R 182 cm 82 kg Mar. 1, 1975 Oji Eagles
6 Denis Akimoto L 180 cm 90 kg Aug. 20, 1990 Nippon Paper Cranes
13 Shun Sakata R 181 cm 84 kg Jun. 13, 1987 Nippon Paper Cranes
20 Takafumi Yamashita R 177 cm 86 kg Nov. 11, 1987 Oji Eagles
7 Ryo Hashimoto L 177 cm 76 kg Oct. 23, 1992 Oji Eagles
22 Shinya Yanadori L 177 cm 77 kg Dec. 15, 1986 Nippon Paper Cranes
Forwards
# Player Shoots Height Weight Date of birth Club
8 Yuto Osawa R 178 cm 79 kg Oct. 3, 1993 Oji Eagles
10 Takuma Kawai L 176 cm 77 kg Aug. 10, 1988 Tohoku Free Blades
24 Kenta Takagi L 175 cm 79 kg Dec. 14, 1993 Nippon Paper Cranes
15 Kohei Mitamura R 179 cm 79 kg Feb. 19, 1992 Oji Eagles
14 Go Tanaka L 173 cm 73 kg Oct. 6, 1983 Tohoku Free Blades
25 Seiji Takahashi R 173 cm 78 kg May. 22, 1988 Oji Eagles
16 Daisuke Obara R 176 cm 82 kg Jun. 4, 1981 Nippon Paper Cranes
21 Shuhei Kuji R 171 cm 77 kg Apr. 27, 1987 Oji Eagles
9 Hiroshi Sato L 182 cm 98 kg Feb. 18, 1983 Nippon Paper Cranes
11 Masahito Nishiwaki L 178 cm 77 kg Oct. 6, 1982 Nippon Paper Cranes
27 Hiroki Ueno L 178 cm 80 kg Apr. 8, 1986 Nikko Ice Bucks
19 Takeshi Saito L 176 cm 80 kg Mar. 8, 1981 Oji Eagles
28 Takuro Yamashita R 183 cm 81 kg May 22, 1988 Tohoku Free Blades

Source: IIHF.com

All-time Record against other nations[edit]

As of June 6, 2009

Team GP W T L GF GA
 China 29 23 2 4 200 70
 Denmark 30 19 1 10 143 95
 South Korea 16 15 1 0 150 23
 Yugoslavia 30 14 2 14 118 128
 Norway 36 13 7 16 123 151
 Netherlands 25 13 4 8 138 82
 Romania 23 12 1 10 106 98
 Austria 32 11 4 17 111 130
 France 26 11 1 14 93 105
 North Korea 11 11 0 0 93 19
 Hungary 17 11 0 6 75 47
 Switzerland 31 9 3 19 93 141
 Bulgaria 11 8 0 3 66 29
 Italy 26 7 3 16 75 106
 Australia 7 7 0 0 93 17
 Poland 34 4 2 28 77 184
 Great Britain 9 4 1 4 27 28
 Lithuania 4 4 0 0 19 3
 Canada 40 3 3 34 76 218
 East Germany 16 3 1 12 45 89
 Kazakhstan 11 2 2 7 26 39
 Croatia 2 2 0 0 10 1
 West Germany 9 2 0 7 27 54
 Estonia 2 1 1 0 9 5
 Slovenia 6 1 1 4 14 24
 Kuwait 1 1 0 0 44 1
 Thailand 1 1 0 0 39 0
 Belgium 1 1 0 0 24 0
 Spain 1 1 0 0 11 2
 Israel 1 1 0 0 7 1
 Ukraine 6 0 2 4 7 23
 Belarus 5 0 1 4 10 22
 Finland 7 0 1 6 15 57
 Russia 1 0 0 1 1 6
 Czech Republic 4 0 0 4 10 31
 Sweden 4 0 0 4 1 44
 Slovakia 6 0 0 6 12 47
 Germany 8 0 0 8 14 43
 Latvia 8 0 0 8 14 58
 United States 8 0 0 8 20 77
 Soviet Union 9 0 0 9 23 111
 Czechoslovakia 9 0 0 9 12 108

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