Japan at the Olympics
|Japan at the
|NOC||Japanese Olympic Committee|
Japan first participated at the Olympic Games in 1912, and has competed at almost every Games since then. The nation was not invited to the 1948 Games after World War II, and Japan was part of the American-led boycott of the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow.
Japan won its first medals in 1920, and its first gold medals in 1928. Japanese athletes have won 439 medals at the Summer Olympic Games (Except Art competitions at the 1936 Summer Olympics), with the most gold medals won in judo. Japan has also won 45 medals at the Winter Olympic Games.
Japan hosted the Games on three occasions, with a fourth occasion planned for 2020:
|1964 Summer Olympics||Tokyo|
|1972 Winter Olympics||Sapporo, Hokkaidō Prefecture|
|1998 Winter Olympics||Nagano, Nagano Prefecture|
|2020 Summer Olympics||Tokyo|
- *Red border color indicates tournament was held on home soil.
Medals by Summer Games
Medals by Winter Games
Medals by summer sport
Leading in that sport
Medals by winter sport