In order to qualify for the Madrid Olympic Games (for players under 23 years of age), Japan had to compete in the Asian Qualifiers. This qualifying tournament consisted of:
- A preliminary round, that Japan did not have to play due to its seeding.
- A first group stage (12 groups), with the winners of each group advancing to the second stage.
- A second group stage (3 groups), with the winners of each group advancing to the Olympic Games. Japan, China and South Korea were the teams that earned the ticket to Madrid.
In the first group stage Japan won easily every single game, both at home and away:
Matches - Stage 1
Matches - Stage 2
In this link you have access to the stats of every player that participated in this the Asian Qualification Tournament for the Olympic Games.