|Union||Japan Rugby Football Union|
|World Cup Sevens|
|Appearances||2 (First in 2009 )|
|Best result||13th place (2009, 2013)|
The Japan women's national rugby sevens team has competed in competitions such as the Hong Kong Women's Sevens.
In 2012-13 they played two World Series tournaments, resulting 13th in China. In the 2013–14 season they resulted 7th at São Paulo and 8th at Atlanta. They were not invited to any World Series tournament in 2014–15. Japan played the full 2015–16 World Series, with a best result of 9th at the Dubai Sevens, and finished 11th in the overall standings.
Japan qualified for the 2016 Summer Olympics after winning the 2015 ARFU Women's Sevens Championships.The team won over Kenya but lost twice to Brazil, finishing 10th in the tournament.
A red box around the year indicates tournaments played within the Japan
Japan qualified for the 2017-18 World Rugby Women's Sevens by defeating South Africa in the finals of the 2017 Hong Kong Women's Sevens.
|Olympic Games record|
|Rugby World Cup Sevens|
The following is the Japan roster in the women's rugby sevens tournament of the 2016 Summer Olympics.
Head coach: Keiko Asami
|1||Chiharu Nakamura (c)||3||Noriko Taniguchi|
|7||Marie Yamaguchi||4||Mio Yamanaka|
|9||Mifuyu Koide||5||Ayaka Suzuki|
|10||Yume Okuroda||6||Ano Kuwai|
|11||Yuka Kanematsu||8||Chisato Yokoo|
|2||Makiko Tomita||12||Kana Mitsugi|
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