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JPN Japan: Summer Sports / Winter Sports

Games: 43 games in 24 countries
Events: 456 distinct events in 52 sports

Participants: 4,068 (2,803 men and 1,265 women)
Youngest Participant: Etsuko Inada (12 years, 4 days), 1936 Winter Games
Oldest Participant: Hiroshi Hoketsu (71 years, 128 days), 2012 Summer Games
Most Medals (Athlete): Takashi Ono (13 medals)

43 Games

Rk Games Flag Bearer Participants Men Women Sports Gold Silver Bronze Total Top Medalist(s)
1 2016 Summer Keisuke Ushiro 336 171 164 32 12 8 21 41 Kosuke Hagino (3 medals)
2 2014 Winter Ayumi Onodera-Ogasawara 111 48 62 15 1 4 3 8 Noriaki Kasai (2 medals)
3 2012 Summer Saori Yoshida 291 136 155 29 7 14 17 38 3 athletes with 3 medals
4 2010 Winter Tomomi Okazaki 91 48 43 14 3 2 5 7 athletes with 1 medal
5 2008 Summer Ai Fukuhara 332 167 165 31 9 6 10 25 Kosuke Kitajima (3 medals)
6 2006 Winter Joji Kato 110 58 52 14 1 1 Shizuka Arakawa (1 medal)
7 2004 Summer Kyoko Hamaguchi 306 139 167 31 16 9 12 37 Kosuke Kitajima (3 medals)
8 2002 Winter Eriko Sanmiya 103 59 44 14 1 1 2 Tae Satoya and Hiroyasu Shimizu (1 medal)
9 2000 Summer Kosei Inoue 266 156 110 28 5 8 5 18 3 athletes with 2 medals
10 1998 Winter Hiroyasu Shimizu 156 92 64 14 5 1 4 10 Kazuyoshi Funaki (3 medals)
11 1996 Summer Ryoko Tamura-Tani 307 157 150 27 3 6 5 14 42 athletes with 1 medal
12 1994 Winter Reiichi Mikata 59 43 16 11 1 2 2 5 Takanori Kono (2 medals)
13 1992 Summer Kumi Nakada 256 175 81 24 3 8 11 22 3 athletes with 2 medals
14 1992 Winter Tsutomu Kawasaki 60 40 20 11 1 2 4 7 12 athletes with 1 medal
15 1988 Summer Mikako Kotani 255 186 69 23 4 3 7 14 Yukio Iketani and Mikako Kotani (2 medals)
16 1988 Winter Seiko Hashimoto 48 37 11 9 1 1 Akira Kuroiwa (1 medal)
17 1984 Summer Shigenobu Murofushi 226 174 52 22 10 8 14 32 Koji Gushiken (5 medals)
18 1984 Winter Tadayuki Takahashi 39 32 7 9 1 1 Yoshihiro Kitazawa (1 medal)
19 1980 Winter Herb Wakabayashi 50 46 4 10 1 1 Hirokazu Yagi (1 medal)
20 1976 Summer Katsutoshi Mekota 213 153 60 20 9 6 10 25 Mitsuo Tsukahara (5 medals)
21 1976 Winter Masaki Suzuki 58 50 8 10
22 1972 Summer Masatoshi Shinomaki 184 148 36 21 13 8 8 29 Sawao Kato (5 medals)
23 1972 Winter Mineyuki Mashiko 85 65 20 10 1 1 1 3 3 athletes with 1 medal
24 1968 Summer Yukio Endo 171 146 25 18 11 7 7 25 Akinori Nakayama (6 medals)
25 1968 Winter Takaaki Kaneiri 61 52 9 8
26 1964 Summer Makoto Fukui 328 270 58 21 16 5 8 29 Yukio Endo and Shuji Tsurumi (4 medals)
27 1964 Winter Sadao Kikuchi 47 41 6 8
28 1960 Summer Takashi Ono 162 142 20 17 4 7 7 18 Takashi Ono (6 medals)
29 1960 Winter Junko Ueno 41 36 5 7
30 1956 Summer Shozo Sasahara 110 94 16 13 4 10 5 19 Takashi Ono (5 medals)
31 1956 Winter Hiroshi Yoshizawa 10 10 0 5 1 1 Chiharu Igaya (1 medal)
32 1956 Equestrian Kunihiro Ohta 2 2 0 1
33 1952 Summer Bunkichi Sawada 69 58 11 13 1 6 2 9 Tadao Uesako and Hiroshi Suzuki (2 medals)
34 1952 Winter 13 13 0 5
35 1936 Summer Kenkichi Oshima 220 201 19 14 6 4 10 20 4 athletes with 2 medals
36 1936 Winter Kazuyoshi Oimatsu 31 30 1 7
37 1932 Summer Mikio Oda 157 139 18 11 7 7 4 18 Yasuji Miyazaki and Chuhei Nanbu (2 medals)
38 1932 Winter 16 16 0 5
39 1928 Summer Yonetaro Nakazawa 40 39 1 7 2 2 1 5 Katsuo Takaishi (2 medals)
40 1928 Winter Subaru Takahashi 6 6 0 3
41 1924 Summer 19 19 0 4 1 1 Katsutoshi Naito (1 medal)
42 1920 Summer 15 15 0 4 2 2 Ichiya Kumagae (2 medals)
43 1912 Summer Yahiko Mishima 2 2 0 1