Ice Hockey in Japan 

Ice Hockey in Japan is governed by the Japan Ice Hockey Association. Japan has been a member of the International Ice Hockey Federation since 1930.  Japan Men’s national team made their International debut in 1930, while the Women and Junior teams made their debuts in 1987 & 1982. This page shows the history of the Men’s, Women & Junior national teams.


Men’s National Team

IIHF Member January 26th, 1930
Homepage Japan Ice Hockey Federation
Facebook Japan Ice Hockey Federation
Nickname Smile Japan
Games Played 691
Wins 267 Losses 377 Ties 47
Longest Winning Streak (9) Mar 19th, 1982-Mar 15th, 1983
Longest Unbeaten Streak (14) Jan 29th, 1982-Mar 15th, 1983
Longest Losing Streak (12) Apr 16th-Feb 11th, 2017
Home Games 151 Away Games 540
Goals For2617 Goals Against 2955
Most Games Go Tanaka (98) Most Points Norio Suzuki (85)
First Game Played January 24th, 1930 – 12-2 loss to Czechoslovakia
Biggest Win 44-1 over Kuwait January 30, 1999
Biggest Loss 25-1 to Czechoslovakia March 4th, 1957
Asian Winter Games/ Asia Cup:
Gold: 1992, 1993, 2003, 2007
Silver: 1986, 1990, 1995, 1996, 1999, 2011
Bronze: 2017

Japan vs Others
Games Played 146
Wins 36 Losses 98 Ties 8
Home Games 46 Away Games 100
Goals For 470 Goals Against 874
Click here for Japan Men All Time Results

ROSTER
GK #1 Michikazu Hata – Tohoku Free Blades (JPN)
GK #29 Takuto Onoda – Oji Eagles  (JPN)
GK #30 Yuto Ito – Tohoku Free Blades (JPN)
DEF #7 Ryo Hashimoto – Oji Eagles  (JPN)
DEF #10 Seiya Hayata – Tohoku Free Blades (JPN)
DEF #24 Goshi Ito – Nikko Ice Bucks (JPN)
DEF #6 Ryuichi Kawai – Nikko Ice Bucks (JPN)
DEF #4 Keigo Minoshima – Chuo University (JPN)
DEF #12 Hiroto Sato – Nikko Ice Bucks (JPN)
DEF #3 Kotaro Yamada – Oji Eagles  (JPN)
DEF #5 Ryo Hashiba – Oji Eagles  (JPN)
FW #18 Makuru Furuhashi – Nikko Ice Bucks (JPN)
FW #26 Yushiro Hirano – Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (USA)
FW #19 Kazuma Iwamoto – Nikko Ice Bucks (JPN)
FW #11 Yuri Miura – Lake Superior State University (USA)
FW #23 Yushi Nakayashkin – Oji Eagles  (JPN)
FW #9 Jo Osaka – Fayetteville Marksmen (USA)
FW #28 Kohei Sato – University of New Hampshire (USA)
FW #17 Kota Shinohara – Tohoku Free Blades (JPN)
FW #8 Seiji Takahashi – Oji Eagles  (JPN)

FW #14 Go Tanaka – Tohoku Free Blades (JPN)
FW #13 Hiromichi Terao – Nikko Ice Bucks (JPN)
FW #22 Yuri Tero – Nikko Ice Bucks (JPN)

HC  Yuji Iwamoto
Updated (04/23/19)

Women’s National Team

IIHF Member January 26th, 1930
Homepage Japan Ice Hockey Federation
Facebook Japan Ice Hockey Federation
Nickname Smile Japan
Games Played 270
Wins 136 Losses 127 Ties 7
Longest Winning Streak (26) Aug 14th – Apr 21st, 2017
Longest Unbeaten Streak (13) Aug 14th – Apr 21st, 2017
Longest Losing Streak (14) Apr 26th, 1987-Feb 5th, 1996
Home Games 48 Away Games 222
Goals For 834 Goals Against 793
Most Games Yurie Adachi (118) Most Points Hanae Kubo (121)
First Game Played April 21st, 1987 – 5-2 win over Netherlands
Biggest Win 46-0 over Hong Kong February 21st, 2017
Biggest Loss 18-0 to Canada March 22nd & April 5th, 1990, 1996
Asian Winter Games/Asia Cup:
Gold:
2017
Silver:
 1996, 1999, 2007, 2011

Bronze: 2003
Challenge Cup of Asia:
Gold:
 2012

Silver: 2010
Japan vs Others

Games Played 62
Wins 27 Losses 32 Ties 3
Home Games 22 Away Games 40
Goals For 164 Goals Against 206
Click here for Japan Women All Time Results

ROSTER
GK #1 Nana Fujimoto – VORTEX Sapporo (JPN)
GK #29 Mai Kondo – Mikage Gretz (JPN)
GK #30 Akane Konishi – Seibu Princess Rabbits (JPN)

DEF#8  Akane Hosoyamada – DK Peregrine  (JPN)
DEF #2 Shiro Koike – DK Peregrine  (JPN)
DEF #9 Kanami Seki – Daishin (JPN)
DEF #3 Aoi Shiga – Toyota Cygnus (JPN)
DEF #6 Sena Suzuki – Toronto Furies (CAN)

DEF #4 Ayaka Toko – Seibu Princess Rabbits (JPN)
DEF #28 Shiori Yamashita – DK Peregrine  (JPN)

FW #26 Yoshino Enomoto – Seibu Princess Rabbits (JPN)
FW #13 Moeko Fujimoto – Toyota Cygnus (JPN)
FW #27 Remi Koyama – Seibu Princess Rabbits (JPN)
FW #21 Hanae Kubo – Seibu Princess Rabbits (JPN)
FW #11 Mei Miura – Toyota Cygnus (JPN)

FW #12 Chiho Osawa – Lulea HF (SWE)
FW #16 Akane Shiga – Obihiro Ladies (JPN)
FW #17 Kaho Suzuki – Daishin (JPN)
FW #18 Suzuka Taka – DK Peregrine  (JPN)

FW #14 Haruka Toko – Seibu Princess Rabbits (JPN)
FW #15 Rui Ukita – Daishin (JPN)
FW #25 Hikaru Yamashita – DK Peregrine  (JPN)
FW #10 Haruna Yoneyama – DK Peregrine  (JPN)

HC Yuji Iizuka 
Updated (03/22/19)

Junior U20 National Team

IIHF Member January 26th, 1930
Homepage Japan Ice Hockey Federation
Facebook Japan Ice Hockey Federation
Games Played 225
Wins 104 Losses 107 Ties 14
Longest Winning Streak (7) 2017
Longest Unbeaten Streak (7) 1988-1989
Longest Losing Streak (9) 1993-1994
Home Games 19 Away Games 206
Goals For 999 Goals Against 865
Most Games Hiroshi Sato (17) Most Points Shunsuke Shigeno (22)
First Game Played March 16th, 1982 – 4-2 loss to Norway
Biggest Win 26-0 over Chinese Taipei May 28th, 2012
Biggest Loss 20-1 to Sweden December 30th, 1992
Games Played 17
Wins 3 Loses 14 Ties 1
Home Games 10 Away Games 7
Goals For 52 Goals Against 105
Click here for Japan U20 All Time Results

ROSTER
GK #1 Eiki Sato – Shirakaba Academy HS (JPN)
GK #20 Toshiki Nakamura – Hokkaido Shimizu HS (JPN)

DEF #12 Daiki Aoyama – Meji University (JPN)
DEF #5 Keigo Hirota – Meji University (JPN)
DEF #8 Riku Ishida – Musashikan HS (JPN)

DEF #6 Shunta Kimura – Musashikan HS (JPN)
DEF #9 Yamato  Kon – Komazawa University (JPN)
DEF #7 Daiki Miura – Meji University (JPN)
DEF #3 Taiki Takebe – Hokkaido Tomakomai Industrial HS (JPN)
DEF #2 Kouki Yoneyama – Shirakaba Academy HS (JPN)
FW #11 Taiga Abe – Komazawa University (JPN)
FW #13 Kodai Aoyama – Musashikan HS (JPN)

FW #19 Yuto Gondaira – Musashikan HS (JPN)
FW #14 Chikara Hanzawa – Falu IF U20 (SWE)

FW #10 Toui Kobayashi –  Oji Eagles (JPN)
FW #23 Daisuke Mayata – Shirakaba Academy HS (JPN)
FW #22 Teruto Nakajima – Komazawa University (JPN)

FW #21 Yuta Sakuma – Meji University (JPN)
FW #16 Kazuma Shimanuki –  Chuo University (JPN)
FW #17 Kai Sugimoto – Waseda University
FW #18 Sho Takai – Notre Dame Hounds (CAN)
FW #24 Keitaro Yasuda – Connecticut Chiefs (USA)

HC Noboru Okita
Updated (11/30/18)