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|Association||Japan Ice Hockey Federation|
|Most games||Hiroshi Sato (17)|
|Most points||Makuru Furuhashi (29)|
(Heerenveen, Netherlands; March 16, 1982)
(Canazei, Italy; December 13, 2007)
(Gävle, Sweden; December 30, 1992)
|IIHF World U20 Championship|
|Appearances||30 (first in 1982 )|
|Best result||8th (1993)|
|International record (W–L–T)|
The Japanese men's national under-20 ice hockey team (Japanese : アイスホッケー男子U-20日本代表Aisuhokkē Danshi U-20 Nippon Daihyō) represents Japan at the International Ice Hockey Federation's World Junior Hockey Championship Division I.
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