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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

Ryota Murata Murata claims middleweight gold

Ryota Murata defeats Brazil's Esquiva Falcao in the men's middleweight final to win Japan's first Olympic boxing gold medal since 1964.

11 Aug 12

Saori Yoshida Yoshida claims third Olympic gold

Japan's Saori Yoshida beats Canadian Tonya Lynn Verbeek to win a third successive Olympic gold in the women's 55kg freestyle wrestling.

Hitomi Obara Obara takes 48kg gold for Japan

Japan's Hitomi Obara wins won gold in the women's 48kg freestyle wrestling with a 2-1 win over Azerbaijani Mariya Stadnyk.

Usain Bolt London 2012 digest - Day 11

Women's Football

7 Aug 12

A round-up of the latest news, views and gossip from the 2012 Olympic Games in London

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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