Japan
Association Japan Ice Hockey Federation
Head coach Flag of Germany Mark Mahon
Assistants Flag of Japan Sasaki Hiroaki
Flag of Japan Suzuki Norio
Flag of Japan Yamanaka Takeshi
Captain Suzuki Takahito
Most games Suzuki Takahito (63)
Most points Suzuki Takahito (41)
IIHF code JPN
IIHF ranking 21
Highest IIHF ranking 15 (first in 2003)
Lowest IIHF ranking 22 (first in 2007)
First international
Flag of Czechoslovakia.png Czechoslovakia 12 - 2 Japan Flag of Japan.gif
(Davos, Switzerland; January 24, 1930)
Biggest win
Flag of Japan.gif Japan 44 - 1 Kuwait Flag of Kuwait.png
(Gangneung, South Korea; January 30, 1999)
Biggest defeat
Flag of Czechoslovakia.png Czechoslovakia 25 - 1 Japan Flag of Japan.gif
(Moscow, Soviet Union; March 4, 1957)
IIHF World Championships
Appearances 9 (first in 1930)
Best result 6th (1930)
Asian Winter Games
Appearances 6 (first in 1986)
Best result Gold medal with cup.png Gold: 2003, 2007
Olympics
Appearances 8 (first in 1936)
International record (W-L-T)
218-341-34

The Japanese men's national ice hockey team 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 Olympics Games competitions.

2009 World Championship Div I roster[1][edit | edit source]

Pos. No. Player Team
GK 44 Yutaka Fukufuji Flag of Japan Nikko Ice Bucks
GK 30 Hisashi Ishikawa Flag of Japan Nippon Paper Cranes
D 2 Jun Tonosaki Flag of Japan Nippon Paper Cranes
D 4 Aaron Keller Flag of Japan Oji Eagles
D 5 Fumitaka Miyauchi Flag of Japan Seibu Prince Rabbits
D 6 Makoto Kawashima Flag of Japan Oji Eagles
D 12 Yosuke Haga Flag of Japan Oji Eagles
D 34 Ryuichi Kawai Flag of Japan Seibu Prince Rabbits
D 27 Ryota Minami Flag of Japan Oji Eagles
F 8 Yosuke Kon Flag of Japan Seibu Prince Rabbits
F 9 Sho Sato Flag of Japan Seibu Prince Rabbits
F 10 Toru Kamino Flag of Japan Seibu Prince Rabbits
F 11 Masahito Nishiwaki Flag of Japan Nippon Paper Cranes
F 13 Masafumi Ogawa Flag of Japan Oji Eagles
F 14 Go Tanaka Flag of Japan Seibu Prince Rabbits
F 15 Shuhei Kuji Flag of Japan Waseda University
F 16 Daisuke Obara Flag of Japan Seibu Prince Rabbits
F 17 Robert Demontis Flag of Japan Nippon Paper Cranes
F 18 Takahito Suzuki Flag of Japan Seibu Prince Rabbits
F 19 Takeshi Saito Flag of Japan Oji Eagles
F 25 Shunsuke Shigeno Flag of Japan Chuo University
F 62 Tetsuya Saito Flag of Japan Oji Eagles

Team Japan players at the 1998 Nagano Olympics[edit | edit source]


Winter Olympics record[edit | edit source]

World Championship record[edit | edit source]

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 16th 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 16th 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 24th 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)

All-time Record against other nations[edit | edit source]

As of June 6, 2009

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

References[edit | edit source]



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