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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 Czechoslovakia 12 - 2 Japan Flag of Japan
(Davos, Switzerland; January 24, 1930)
Biggest win
Flag of Japan Japan 44 - 1 Kuwait Flag of Kuwait
(Gangneung, South Korea; January 30, 1999)
Biggest defeat
Flag of Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia 25 - 1 Japan Flag of Japan
(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 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

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


Winter Olympics record Edit

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 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

As of June 6, 2009

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. http://stats.iihf.com/Hydra/187/IHM1870JPN_33_1_0.pdf



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