• In 10 Winter Games the country has won 74 medals made up of 17 gold, 27 silver and 30 bronze
• More than half of Japan’s 74 medals were won on home snow and ice. In Nagano in 1998 they won 41 medals
• Japan is the only National Paralympic Committee to have won the same number of medals in both genders at the Paralympic Winter Games; 37 in women's events and 37 in men's events
• Japanese women have won nine gold medals, one more than the Japanese men. The total medal count is: women – nine gold, 12 silver and 16 bronze; men – eight gold, 15 silver and 14 bronze.
• Kuniko Obinata has competed in five Paralympic Winter Games (1994-2010) and has won 10 medals in alpine skiing events, including two gold medals, making her Japan’s most successful winter Paralympian
• Ice sledge hockey and wheelchair curling are the only two sports where Japan has yet to win a gold medal at the Winter Paralympics.
Yoshihiro NITTA, Twitter: @yoshihiro_nitta