History of the Women's Judo Club

1990s

1991
  • Komatsu forms the Women's Judo Club. The team starts with seven members under the guidance of Capitan Hitoshi Iwashima and Manager Osamu Hamada.
  • Hutaba Hasegawa and Lei Han earn their first wins at the All Japan Businessmen Individual Judo Championships.
1992
  • The club competes as two teams who take third at the All Japan Businessmen Team Judo Championships.
  • The club earns their first win at the East Japan Businessmen Team Judo Championships.
1993
  • Komatsu completes the “Komatsu Eitai Dojo” in Koto-ku, Tokyo.
  • Kaori Suzuki competes in the World Judo Championships.
  • The club earns their first win at the All Japan Businessmen Team Judo Championships.
1994
  • The club achieves their second consecutive win at the All Japan Businessmen Team Judo Championships.
  • Kaori Suzuki takes runner-up in the Empress's Cup All-Japan Women's Judo Championships and the All Japan Women's Judo Championships by Weight Category.
  • Toshio Hukunishi is appointed the second captain of the Women's Judo Club.
1995
  • The club achieves their fourth consecutive win at the East Japan Businessmen Team Judo Championships.
  • Kaori Suzuki wins the All Japan Women's Judo Championships by Weight Category.
1996
  • Kaori Suzuki retires as an athlete and is appointed a coach of the Women's Judo Club.
  • Mako Kuniyoshi and Hitomi Shimoda win the All Japan Businessmen Individual Judo Championships.
1997
  • Los Angeles Olympic gold medalist Yoshiyuki Matsuoka joins the Women's Judo Club as the new manager.
1998
  • Miho Ninomiya wins the Empress's Cup All-Japan Women's Judo Championships, All Japan Women's Judo Championships by Weight Category, Fukuoka International Women's Judo Championships, and the French International Judo Championships.
  • Atsuko Takeda wins the All Japan Women's Judo Championships by Weight Category.
  • Hitoshi Noguchi is appointed a coach of the Women's Judo Club.
1999
  • Miho Ninomiya takes 3rd in the over 78kg weight class and 2nd in the open category while Atsuko Takeda competes in the 57kg weight class of the World Judo Championships.
  • Atsuko Nagai wins the Universiade Competition and the French International Judo Championships.
  • Atsuko Takeda, Miho Ninomiya and Miki Amao win the All Japan Women's Judo Championships by Weight Category.

2000s

2000
  • The club earns their third win in six years at the All Japan Businessmen Team Judo Championships.
  • Miki Amao earns her third consecutive win at the All Japan Women's Judo Championships by Weight Category.
  • Atsuko Nagai wins the Asian Judo Championships.
  • Mayumi Yamada wins while Miki Amao takes runner-up at the All Japan Women's Judo Championships by Weight Category.
  • Miyuki Kurihara takes 3rd at the Empress's Cup All-Japan Women's Judo Championships.
  • Munenari Nkao is appointed the third captain of the Women's Judo Club.
2001
  • The club realizes their second consecutive competition win at the All Japan Businessmen Team Judo Championships.
  • Mizuho Matsuzaki wins the Women's Judo Grand Prix Competition.
  • Atsuko Nagai retires as an athlete and is appointed a coach of the Women's Judo Club.
  • Coach Kaori Suzuki resigns from the company to accept an appointment as the first manager of the Aichi Sangyo University Judo Club.
2002
  • The club dominates four weight classes at the All Japan Businessmen Individual Judo Championships.
  • Mizuho Matsuzaki earns 2nd at the Asian Games, All Japan Judo Championships by Weight Category, and the Fukuoka Women's Judo Competition.
2003
  • Mizuho Matsuzaki earns 2nd at the German International Judo Championships.
  • Hisae Takara wins the All Japan Women's Judo Championships by Weight Category.
2004
  • Mizuho Matsuzaki wins the German International Judo Championships.
  • Ayumi Tanimoto (63kg weight class) wins the All Japan Women's Judo Championships by Weight Category and earns a place to represent Japan at the Olympic Games in Athens. She also goes on to win the Asian Judo Championships. She sweeps with straight wins by ippon at the August Olympic Games in Athens.
  • Hisae Takara (52kg weight class) takes 2nd at Kodokan Cup All Japan Women's Judo Championships by Weight Category.
  • Mina Watanabe (70kg weight class) wins the Fukuoka International Women's Judo Championships.
2005
  • Mina Watanabe (70kg weight class) wins the Asian Judo Championships.
  • Mayumi Takara (48kg weight class) and Mina Watanabe win the All Japan Businessmen Individual Judo Championships.
  • Ayumi Tanimoto (63kg weight class) takes 2nd at the Cairo World Championships.
  • Asuka Oka (70kg weight class) earns consecutive wins at the Kodokan Cup and Fukuoka International Women's Judo Championships.
2006
  • Hisae Takara (52kg weight class) and Ayumi Tanimoto (63kg weight class) win the All Japan Women's Judo Championships by Weight Category.
  • Mayumi Takara (48kg weight class) earns consecutive wins at the All Japan Businessmen Individual Judo Championships.
  • Mina Watanabe (70kg weight class) earns two consecutive wins at the Kodokan Cup All Japan Judo Championships by Weight Category and wins the Fukuoka International Women's Judo Championships.
  • Tadashi Okada is appointed the fourth captain of the Women's Judo Club.
2007
  • Asuka Oka (70kg weight class) wins the German International Judo Championships and the Asian Judo Championships.
  • Ayumi Tanimoto (63kg weight class) wins the All Japan Judo Championships by Weight Category.
  • The club wins the All Japan Businessmen Team Judo Championships.
  • Mayumi Takara (48kg weight class) earns three consecutive wins while Chie Iwata (57kg weight class) also earns a win at the All Japan Businessmen Individual Judo Championships.
  • Mina Watanabe (70kg weight class) earns three consecutive wins at the Kodokan Cup All Japan Judo Championships by Weight Category.
  • Atsuko Nagai is appointed the assistant manager of the Women's Judo Club.
2008
  • Asuka Oka (70kg weight class) wins the All Japan Judo Championships by Weight Category.
  • Mika Sugimoto (open category) wins the Asian Judo Championships.
  • The club achieves their second consecutive win at the All Japan Businessmen Team Judo Championships. This is the club's sixth win.
  • Ayumi Tanimoto (63kg weight class) continues her streak at the Olympic Games in Beijing once again achieving amazing straight wins by ippon.
  • Mayumi Takara (48kg weight class) earns four consecutive wins while Mika Sugimoto (over 78kg weight class) also earns a win at the All Japan Businessmen Individual Judo Championships.
  • Ayumi Tanimoto (63kg weight class) and Mika Sugimoto (over 78kg weight class) represent Japan as the point getters to earn a win at the World Judo Team Championships.
  • Mika Sugimoto (over 78kg weight class) earns her second win at Kodokan Cup All Japan Judo Championships by Weight Category.
  • Tomomi Okamura (78kg weight class) wins the Chinese International Judo Championships.
  • Kazuhiko Tokuno, gold medalist at Birmingham World Judo Championships, is appointed assistant manager of the Women's Judo Club.
  • Hisae Takara retires as an athlete and is appointed a coach of the Women's Judo Club.
2009
  • Mina Watanabe (70kg weight class) wins the Grand Prix Germany International Judo Championships and the Grand Slam Tokyo International Judo Competition.
  • Mika Sugimoto (over 78kg weight class), Mina Watanabe (70kg weight class), and Tomomi Okamura (78kg weight class) win at the All Japan Judo Championships by Weight Category.
  • Nae Udaka (57kg weight class) wins the Grand Prix Tunisia International Judo Competition.
  • The club achieves their third consecutive win at the All Japan Businessmen Team Judo Championships. This is the club's seventh win.
  • Mika Sugimoto (over 78kg weight class) wins the Grand Slam Brazil International Judo Competition.
  • Mayumi Takara (48kg weight class) earns five consecutive wins while Ikumi Tanimoto (over 63kg weight class) and Nae Udaka (57kg weight class) also earn wins at the All Japan Businessmen Individual Judo Championships.
  • Nae Udaka (57kg weight class) and Mina Watanabe (70kg weight class) win the Kodokan Cup All Japan Judo Championships by Weight Category.
  • Asuka Oka (70kg weight class) wins the Grand Prix Qingdao International Judo Competition.
  • Mayumi Takara retires as an athlete and is appointed a coach of the Women's Judo Club.

2010s

2010
  • Mina Watanabe (70kg weight class) wins the Grand Prix Düsseldorf International Judo Competition.
  • Mika Sugimoto (over 78kg weight class) and Tomomi Okamura (78kg weight class) earn two consecutive wins while Nae Udaka (57kg weight class) earns a win at the All Japan Judo Championships by Weight Category.
  • Ruika Sato (78kg weight class) wins the Grand Slam Rio De Janeiro International Judo Competition.
  • The club achieves their fourth consecutive win at the All Japan Businessmen Team Judo Championships. This is the club's eighth win.
  • Mika Sugimoto remarkably dominated two categories (over 78kg weight class/open category) for the first time in Japanese women's judo at the World Judo Championships 2010 in Tokyo.
  • Mika Sugimoto (over 78kg weight class) wins the Asian Games.
  • Ikumi Tanimoto (63kg weight class) wins the Kodokan Cup All Japan Judo Championships by Weight Category.
  • Nae Udaka (57kg weight class) wins the Grand Prix Qingdao International Judo Competition.
  • Ayumi Tanimoto retires as an athlete and is appointed a coach of the Women's Judo Club.
2011
  • Mika Sugimoto (over 78kg weight class) wins the Grand Prix Düsseldorf International Judo Competition.
  • Mika Sugimoto (over 78kg weight class) achieves her third win at All Japan Judo Championships by Weight Category.
  • Mika Sugimoto wins the Empress's Cup All-Japan Women's Judo Championships.
  • Haruna Asami (48kg weight class) wins the Grand Slam Rio De Janeiro International Judo Competition.
  • Haruna Asami (48kg weight class) achieves her second consecutive win at the 2011 Paris World Judo Championships.
  • Megumi Ishikawa (57kg weight class) and Ruika Sato (78kg weight class) win the Kodokan Cup All Japan Judo Championships by Weight Category.
  • Mika Sugimoto (78kg weight class) and Haruna Asami (48kg weight class) win the Judo Grand Slam Tokyo 2011.
  • Asuka Oka retires as an athlete and is appointed a coach of the Women's Judo Club.
2012
  • Mika Sugimoto (over 78kg weight class) earns four consecutive wins while Nae Udaka (57kg weight class) earns a win at the All Japan Judo Championships by Weight Category.
  • The club earns its ninth win at the All Japan Businessmen Team Judo Championships.
  • Mika Sugimoto (over 78kg weight class) wins a silver medal at the Olympic Games in London.
  • Haruna Asami (48kg weight class), Yoko Ono (70kg weight class), and and Ruika Sato (78kg weight class) win the Kodokan Cup All Japan Judo Championships by Weight Category.
  • Ikumi Tanimoto retires as an athlete and is appointed a coach of the Women's Judo Club.
  • Mika Sugimoto retires as an athlete and is appointed a coach of the Women's Judo Club.
  • Haruna Asami (48kg weight class), Yuki Hashimoto (52kg weight class), and Ruika sato (78kg weight class) win the Grand Slam Tokyo 2012.
  • Haruna Asami (48kg weight class) and Yuki Hashimoto (52kg weight class) win the Grand Slam Paris International Judo Competition.
2013
  • Haruna Asami (48kg weight class) and Yuki Hashimoto (52kg weight class) win the Grand Slam Paris.
  • Haruna Asami (48kg weight class), Yuki Hashimoto (52kg weight class), and Ruika sato (78kg weight class) win the All Japan Judo Championships.
  • Takumi Miyakawa (52kg weight class) and Megumi Ishikawa (57kg weight class) win the Asian Judo Championships. Yuki Hashimoto and Nae Udaka compete in the team competition and earn gold medals for the Japanese women's team
  • Haruna Asami (48kg weight class) earns a silver medal and Yuki Hashimoto (52kg weight class) earns a bronze medal at the World Judo Championships in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.
  • Yuki Hashimoto competes as the first athlete in the team competition with contributions that help the Japan women's team to earn gold medals.
  • Takumi Miyakawa (52kg weight class) and Megumi Ishikawa (57kg weight class) win the All Japan Businessmen Individual Judo Championships.
  • Natsumi Katagiri (63kg weight class) and Tomomi Okamura (78kg weight class) win the Kodokan Cup All Japan Judo Championships by Weight Category.
  • Yuki Hashimoto (52kg weight class) earns her second consecutive win at the Grand Slam Tokyo. Nae Udaka (57kg weight class) also earns a win.
2014
  • Nae Udaka (57kg weight class) and Ruika Sato (78kg weight class) win the All Japan Judo Championships by Weight Category.
  • Yuki Hashimoto (52kg weight class), Nae Udaka (57kg weight class), Miku Tashiro (63kg weight class), and Ruika Sato (78kg weight class) are selected to represent Japan at the World Judo Championships in Chelyabinsk, Russia. Chen-Ling Lien (57kg weight class) earns a place representing Taiwan.
  • The Women's Judo Club competes in the All Japan Businessmen Team Judo Championships and Komatsu grabs victory with a total sweep. The athletes earn their tenth win, which is the highest as the Women's Judo Club.
  • At the World Judo Championships in Chelyabinsk, Russia, Nae Udaka (57kg weight class) earns the gold medal that she had wished for and Miku Tashiro (63kg weight class) competes for the first time to earn a bronze medal.
  • Yuki Hashimoto (52kg weight class) took 7th while Ruika Sato (78kg weight class) and Chen-Ling Lien (57kg weight class) were defeated in the third round.
  • Yuki Hashimoto (52kg weight class), Nae Udaka (57kg weight class), and Miku Tashiro (63kg weight class) compete in the team competition and earn bronze medals for the Japanese women's team
  • Haruna Asami (48kg weight class) and Tsukasa Yoshida (57kg weight class) win the Kodokan Cup All Japan Judo Championships by Weight Category.
  • Yuki Hashimoto (52kg weight class) earns her third consecutive win at the Grand Slam Tokyo.
2015
  • Haruna Asami (48kg weight class) and Miku Tashiro (63kg weight class) win the All Japan Judo Championships by Weight Category.
  • Haruna Asami (48kg weight class) and Miku Tashiro (63kg weight class) are selected to represent Japan in the Astana World Judo Championships held in Kazakhstan.
  • Miku Tashiro (63kg weight class) wins the World Judo Masters held in Morocco.
  • Tsukasa Yoshida (57kg weight class) wins the Grand Slam Tyumen.
  • Haruna Asami (48kg weight class) wins a silver medal and Miku Tashiro (63kg weight class) earns a bronze medal at the Astana World Judo Championships held in Kazakhstan.
  • Miku Tashiro (63kg weight class) competes in the team competition and miraculously earns a gold medal for the Japan women's team
  • Megumi Ishikawa (57kg weight class) and Yoko Ono (70kg weight class) win the Kodokan Cup All Japan Judo Championships by Weight Category.
  • Tsukasa Yoshida (57kg weight class) earns victory at the Grand Slam Tokyo with a fantastic win by ippon.
  • Ayumi Tanimoto is appointed the assistant manager of the Women's Judo Club.