Japan Triathlon Union (JTU)
Data: As of 1 October 2012
Address: 6th floor 2nd Eirai Building 1-3-8 Shibuya, Shibuya-Ward Tokyo JAPAN
Affiliated to (Domestic);
- Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC)
- Japan Sports Association (JASA)
- Japan Sports Association for the Disabled (JSAD)
- Japan Paralympic Committee (JPC)
- Japan Anti-Doping Agency (JADA)
- Japan Sports Arbitration Agency (JSAA)
Affiliated to (International);
- International Triathlon Union (ITU)
- Asian Triathlon Confederation (ASTC)
Triathlon Championships in 2012
- All Japan Men's Age Group Triathlon Championships (June) Amakusa, Kumamoto
- All Japan Women's Age Group Triathlon Championships (Sept) Murakami, Niigata
- U-15 Junior Triathlon National Championships (July) Kaizu, Gifu
- U-18 Junior Triathlon National Championships (July) Kaizu, Gifu
- U-23 Triathlon National Championships (June) Sakata, Yamagata
- Long Distance Triathlon National Championships (Sept) Sado, Niigata
- Triathlon National Championships (Nov) Daiba, Tokyo
- National Games 2012, (Sept/ Kaizu, GIfu)
- ITU World Triathlon Series, Yokohama (Sept.) Kanagawa
- ITU World Cup Ishigaki (April) Okinawa
- ITU Continental Cup, Amakusa (June) Kumamoto
- ITU Continental Cup, Gamagori (June) Aichi
- ITU Continental Cup, Osaka (July)
- ITU Continental Cup, Murakami(Sept.) Niigata
- Duathlon National Championships
- Duathlon Calfman Series
JTU Sanctioned/Cooperative Events
- All Japan High-School Triathlon (Sept., Tachikawa, Tokyo)
- Junior Triathlon races including Junior Olympic Cup race (Many times)
- Supporting more than 250 Local races including Local Championships
- Long Distance International Triathlon, Goto Nagasaki (June),
- Junior Triathlon Seminars (10 locations from May to Dec)
High Performance Activities in 2012
- London Olympics: 3 Women and 2 Men competed
- ITU World Triathlon Series Final
- Japan Cup Ranking System
- Elite, U23, U18, U15 Ranking System
- Age Group Ranking System
Activities with related bodies/federations
- "Water Safety Project" and "Water Sports Project" in alliance with B&G (Blue Sea and Greenland) foundation establishing at several cities.
- Alliance with major athletic gyms "Konami Sports" and "NAS", granting a corporate membership status to JTU members.
- Collaboration with the Triathlon Diet Members Federation.
Activities in 2012
- Issued "JTU Magazine", distributed to members of 20,000
- Periodically updated website "JTU Web Magazine" for news and various information.
- Issued annually JTU Members Cards of 2012
- Sponsored JTU Junior (U-15) Camp (Aug, Kaizu, Gifu) and National Team Camps
- Establishing JTU Triathlon Academy at all around Japan
- Demonstration of Triathlon at major Expos at Makuhari, Osaka, and Hiroshima.
- Official Time Trials (10 + sites) to give grading and ranking for talented athletes. One of selections for the national team
- Finding training sites in and out of Japan for national team.
- Improvement of Triathlon rules and officials' training systems,
- Nationwide technical officials' examination (Feb)
- JTU Coaches' training camps (Jan, Feb)
- Inspection, research, approval and production of triathlon gears
- JTU official wear, wetsuits, bikes, wheels, helmet, race number bib etc,
- Anti-Doping activities in line with JADA/WDA. Advertisement and enlightenment.
- Medical, Technical, Environment and Reinforcement Committees' activities for comprehensive development of triathlon from competition level enhancement studies and services
- Activities and Supports as a national governing body for the sport of triathlon.
- Participating in various meetings of JTU affiliated bodies and federations.
- Sending technical officials to Asian Championships, World Cup events.
- Cooperation to invite Olympic Games to Tokyo in 2020
- Fundraising activities for 2011 Tohoku Great Earthquake and Tsunami
- Many other activities related to the sport of triathlon
Meetings in 2012, Japan
- JTU Congress; Held in March and June 2012, Tokyo. The Election Congress will be held on March 2013.
- JTU Executive Board meetings; March, June, September in Tokyo and Yokohama, 2012
- Standing Committee Meetings, Frequently held at JTU Office in Tokyo
- ASTC EB Meetings, Tateyama, Chiba, Japan, February and April, 2012
- ASTC Congress, Tateyama, Chiba, Japan, April 2012