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Japan first competed in the IOL in 2012, and has competed in 5 olympiads. They most recently competed in 2016. They have sent 29 participants in 8 teams.

In competition, teams from Japan have brought home 3 medals (1 silver and 2 bronze), 1 best-solution prize, and 6 honorable mentions.

Team Japan is chosen through the Japan Committee for the International Linguistics Olympiad.

Individual Contest Medalists

Year Medal Name Team
2014 Silver Keisuke Yamada Japan 2
2016 Bronze Tsuyoshi Kobayashi Japan Samurai
2015 Bronze Naoki Nishiyama Japan Ninja

Honorable Mentions

Year Name Team
2016 Hirotaka Sato Japan Samurai
2016 Yuto Yagi Japan Ninja
2015 Yuto Yagi Japan Ninja
2015 Sato Hirotaka Japan Ninja
2014 Nishiyama Naoki Japan 1
2012 Yutaro Yamada Japan

Best Solutions

Year Number Name Team
2016 5 Hirotaka Sato Japan Samurai