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 694
Wins 268 Losses 379 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 543
Goals For2625 Goals Against 2962
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 Yutaka Fukufuji – Nikko Ice Bucks (JPN)
GK Yuta Narisawa – Oji Eagles (JPN)
GK Eiki Sato – Shirakaba Gakuen High School (JPN)
DEF Denis Akimoto – GKS Tychy (POL)
DEF Simon Denis – Tohoku Free Blades (JPN)
DEF Ryo Hashimoto – Oji Eagles  (JPN)
DEF Seiya Hayata – Tohoku Free Blades (JPN)
DEF Keigo Minoshima – Higashi Hokkaido Cranes
DEF Yusei Otsu – Nikko Ice Bucks (JPN)
DEF Hiroto Sato – Nikko Ice Bucks (JPN)
DEF Kotaro Yamada – Oji Eagles  (JPN)
DEF Shinya Yanadori – Higashi Hokkaido Cranes (JPN)
FW Makuru Furuhashi – Nikko Ice Bucks (JPN)
FW Ikki Ikeda – Higashi Hokkaido Cranes (JPN)
FW Taiga Irikura – Higashi Hokkaido Cranes (JPN)
FW Shogo Nakajima – Oji Eagles  (JPN)
FW Yushi Nakayashiki – Oji Eagles  (JPN)
FW Kosuke Ohtsu – Higashi Hokkaido Cranes (JPN)
FW Yuto Osawa – Oji Eagles  (JPN)
FW Kento Suzuki – Nikko Ice Bucks (JPN)

FW Yuta Suzuki – Nikko Ice Bucks (JPN)
FW Hiromichi Terao – Nikko Ice Bucks (JPN)
FW Kenta Takagi – Oji Eagles  (JPN)
FW Seiji Takahashi – Oji Eagles  (JPN)

HC  Yuji Iwamoto
Updated (12/02/19)

Women’s National Team

IIHF Member January 26th, 1930
Homepage Japan Ice Hockey Federation
Facebook Japan Ice Hockey Federation
Nickname Smile Japan
Games Played 276
Wins 138 Losses 131 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 228
Goals For 846 Goals Against 805
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 74
Wins 30 Losses 41 Ties 3
Home Games 30 Away Games 44
Goals For 187 Goals Against 249
Click here for Japan Women All Time Results

ROSTER
GK Mai Kondo – Obihiro Ladies (JPN)

GK Miyuu Masuhara – DK Peregrine  (JPN)
GK Mei Sato – Kushiro Bears (JPN)
DEF Akane Hosoyamada – DK Peregrine  (JPN)
DEF Shiro Koike – DK Peregrine  (JPN)
DEF Yukiko Kawashima – DK Peregrine  (JPN)
DEF Kokoro Ota – Mikage Gretz (JPN)
DEF Fumika Sasano – Seibu Princess Rabbits (JPN)
DEF Aoi Shiga – Toyota Cygnus (JPN)
DEF Kanami Seki – Seibu Princess Rabbits (JPN)
DEF Aoi Shiga – Toyota Cygnus (JPN)

DEF Ayaka Toko – Seibu Princess Rabbits (JPN)
FW Yoshino Enomoto – Seibu Princess Rabbits (JPN)
FW Moeko Fujimoto – Toyota Cygnus (JPN)
FW Remi Koyama – Seibu Princess Rabbits (JPN)
FW Hanae Kubo – Seibu Princess Rabbits (JPN)
FW Mei Miura – Toyota Cygnus (JPN)
FW Akane Shiga – Toyota Cygnus (JPN)
FW Kaho Suzuki – Daishin (JPN)
FW Suzuka Taka – DK Peregrine  (JPN)

FW Rui Ukita – Daishin (JPN)
FW Yumeka Wajima – DK Peregrine  (JPN)
FW Hikaru Yamashita – Seibu Princess Rabbits (JPN)
FW Haruna Yoneyama – DK Peregrine  (JPN)

HC Yujiro Nakajimaya
Updated (10/23/19)

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 20
Wins 5 Loses 14 Ties 1
Home Games 10 Away Games 10
Goals For 73 Goals Against 116
Click here for Japan U20 All Time Results

ROSTER
GK Eiki Sato – Shirakaba Academy HS (JPN)
GK Toshiki Nakamura – Hokkaido Shimizu HS (JPN)
DEF Kazuma Matsuo – Lawrenceville school USA)
DEF Rei Murakami – Rink Hockey Academy (CAN)

DEF Juntaro NakajoSaitama Sakae HS (JPN)
DEF Riku IshidaToyo University (JPN)
DEF Naoki SatoShirakaba Academy HS (JPN)

DEF Taiki Takebe – Toyo University (JPN)
DEF Toshihito TakeyaShirakaba Academy HS (JPN)
DEF Yuki YoneyamaChuo University (JPN)
FW Eikichi AndoHosei University (JPN)
FW Yusaku AndoPursuit of Excellence Prep (CAN)

FW  Yuto Gondaira –  Shirakaba Academy HS (JPN)
FW Aito Iguchi – Saitama Sakae HS (JPN)
FW FW Masako KanekoShirakaba Academy HS (JPN)

FW Momota KoutaWaseda University (JPN)
FW Daisuke Mayata – Toyo University (JPN)
FW Ryosuke MiuraKomazawa University (JPN)
FW Teruto Nakajima – Komazawa University (JPN)
FW Masato OkuboKomazawa University (JPN)
FW Kota OtomoShirakaba Academy HS (JPN)

FW Teppei UenoBushikan High School (JPN)

HC Teruhiko Ohkita 
Updated (08/08/19)