Japan

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Japan first competed in the IOL in 2012, and has competed in 6 olympiads. They most recently competed in 2017. They have sent 37 participants in 10 teams.

In competition, teams from Japan have brought home 5 medals (2 silver and 3 bronze), 1 best-solution prize, and 8 honorable mentions.

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

Individual Contest Medalists

Year Medal Name Team
2017 Silver Takumi Yoshino Japan 2
2014 Silver Keisuke Yamada Japan 2
2017 Bronze Yuito Yoneyama Japan 1
2016 Bronze Tsuyoshi Kobayashi Japan Samurai
2015 Bronze Naoki Nishiyama Japan Ninja

Honorable Mentions

Year Name Team
2017 Ryuhoh Ide Japan 1
2017 Junnosuke Kajita Japan 2
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