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Key Facts

Top medal sports
(pre-2012)

Capital

Tokyo

Population

126,900,000

Size

377,864km²

Languages

  • Japanese

Japan profile on BBC News

Medals

London 2012
Gold Silver Bronze
7 14 17
Beijing 2008
Gold Silver Bronze
9 6 10
Athens 2004
Gold Silver Bronze
16 9 12

Japan at the Olympics

11 London 2012 ranking

8 Beijing 2008 ranking

1912 First Olympic appearance

Top Medal Sports at London 2012

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Rank
Wrestling 4 0 2 RANK 2
Judo 1 3 3 RANK 4
Gymnastics - Artistic 1 2 0 RANK 4
View the London 2012 medal table for Japan