International Triathlon Union

JTU Activity Report

Japan Triathlon Union (JTU)
<as of June 3, 2019>


The Japan Triathlon Union (JTU)
# 708, Japan Sport Olympic Square
4-2 Kasumigaoka-machi, Shinjuku-ku
Tokyo 160-0013, JAPAN

Tel: +81-3-5786-0515
Fax: +81-3-5786-0516

Affiliated with:

  • International Triathlon Union (ITU)
  • Asian Triathlon Confederation (ASTC)
  • Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC)
  • Japan Sport Association (JASA)
  • Japan Sports Association for the Disabled (JSAD)
  • Japan Paralympic Committee (JPC)
  • Japan Anti-Doping Agency (JADA)
  • Japan Sports Arbitration Agency (JSAA)

Mission / Objective

  1. Conduct outreach activities for the sport of triathlon
  2. Organize National Triathlon Championships and other events
  3. Organize international competitions and select/dispatch athletes to international triathlon events, etc.
  4. Enhance competitive performance of triathletes/paratriathletes
  5. Enact triathlon competition rules, Event Organizers Manual and other necessary regulations
  6. Train and recognize qualification of Coaches and Technical Officials
  7. Produce/certify necessary equipment for triathlon
  8. Research for the safety of triathlon competition
  9. Dissemination/media activities through publications, etc.
  10. Represent Japanese triathlon to participate and cooperate in the events of Japan Sport Association, the Japanese Olympic Committee, International Triathlon Union and other related organizations

Major Triathlon Events in Japan

ITU/ASTC Events in 2018
2018 ITU World Triathlon Yokohama (May 12)
2018 Yokohama ITU World Paratriathlon Series (May 12)
2018 Osaka-Castle NTT ASTC Sprint Triathlon Asian Cup (June 10)
2018 Gamagori NTT ASTC Sprint Triathlon Asian Cup/ U23 Asian Championships (June 24)
2018 Takamatsu NTT ASTC Sprint Triathlon Asian Cup, Takamatsu (July 7) <cancelled due to heavy rain>
2018 Murakami NTT ASTC Triathlon Asian Cup (Sep.30)
2018 Miyazaki ITU World Cup (Nov. 10)

ITU/ASTC Events in 2019
ITU World Triathlon Series Yokohama (May 18), Kanagawa
ITU World Paratriathlon Series Yokohama (May 18), Kanagawa
ITU World Olympic Qualification Event (Aug. 15-18), Tokyo
ITU Paratriathlon World Cup (Aug. 17), Tokyo
ITU Triathlon World Cup Miyazaki (Oct. 26), Miyazaki
NTT ASTC Triathlon Asian Cup, Gamagori (June 23) Aichi
NTT ASTC Triathlon Asian Cup, Takamatsu (July 6), Kagawa
NTT ASTC Triathlon Asian Cup, Murakami (Sept 15), Niigata
NTT ASTC Triathlon Asian Cup, Osaka Castle (Sept. 22) Osaka

Triathlon National Championships in 2019
Ultra Long Distance Triathlon National Championships (June 23) Goto, Nagasaki
U-23 Triathlon National Championships (July 7) Sendai, Miyagi
U-19 Triathlon National Championships (July 7) Sendai, Miyagi
U-15 Triathlon National Championships (July 28) Kaizu, Gifu
All Japan High-School Triathlon Championships (Aug. 25) Kyoto
Long Distance Triathlon National Championships (Sept. 1) Sado, Niigata
All Japan University Triathlon Championships (Sept. 1) Kagawa
National Games 2019 (Sept. 29 ) Itako, Ibaraki
Triathlon National Championships (Oct. 6) Odaiba, Tokyo
All Japan Age Group Triathlon Championships (Oct. 27) Miyazaki

Major Domestic Paratriathlon Events in 2019
Sagae Triathlon Festival (May 25), Yamagata
Gamagori Orange Triathlon (June 23), Aichi
Nagaragawa Paratriathlon (September 1), Gifu

JTU Meetings in 2019
JTU Congress: June 26, 2019, Tokyo.
JTU Executive Board meetings: March, June, September, December in Tokyo
Standing Committee Meetings held at JTU Office in Tokyo
Triathlon/Paratriathlon Forum (June 25), Tokyo

High Performance Activities in 2018
Asian Games in Palembang: Gold Medal won in Men’s, Women’s & Mixed Team Relay competitions
ITU WTS/WPS, World Cup, Asian Cup
Japan Cup Ranking System
Elite, U23, U18, U15 Ranking System
Age Group Ranking System

Other Activities
Anti-Doping activities in line with JADA/WADA
Standing Committees’ activities for comprehensive development of triathlon
Activities and support 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
Fundraising activities for earthquake/tsunami stricken area
Inspection, research, approval and production of triathlon gears
JTU official wear, wetsuits, bikes, wheels, helmet, race number bib etc.
Many other activities related to the sport of triathlon