The Japanese word for gymnastics is taisō, but the word can also mean physical exercise. Find a list of words related to gymnastics, with their Japanese translations, in the section below.
Interesting facts about gymnastics in Japan
Gymnastics is very popular in Japan and has been for many decades. Throughout the 1960s and 1970s Japan had the best gymnasts in the world and had people who could do moves no-one else could, but are currently (2022) ranked number 3 in the world.
As of date, Japan has won a total of 103 Olympic medals in gymnastics – 33 gold, 34 silver and 36 bronze. Read some more fascinating facts here.