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Japan Powerlifting Association

公益社団法人 日本パワーリ

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by zachary harden
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The Japan Powerlifting Association was founded on April 1st, 1972 (47 Showa) and is a member of the International Powerlifting Federation since 1974. In the terms of this sport, there is one key difference between this and the Olympic Weightlifting is the difference of motions and difference of technique. Olympic Weightlifting is more of two motions; the snatch and the clean and jerk and requires for the weight to be over the head of the competitor. For powerlifters, they are focusing more on odd lifts in three different areas; the bench press, deadlift and squat. Information about this sport can be read at Wikipedia and the technical/training differences between the two can be read at this website.
Zachary Harden, 30 October 2017

JPA Flag

As for the flag, it is a logo on a white background. The logo is a set of weights on each side of a bar (all in blue); the red Hinomaru with "JPA" in white is placed in the center of the weights. Below the logo, the English name of the organization is below in blue. (source: All of this is on a white background. There are two variants of this flag; one from 1991 has the Japanese name below the English and the blue might have been black (source: and while I am not sure when this logo was adopted, it was adapted by prefecture powerlifting associations (and many of those have flags). Toyama Prefecture, Saitama Prefecture (and Saitama City), and Iwate Prefecture have flags with the same model (logo on white) and used the JPA logo format. However, the only difference I saw was that Iwate uses the logo on a yellow background.
Zachary Harden, 30 October 2017