Player Mat Start Date Team Opposition End Date Team Opposition
S Hirao 34 30 May 1982 Japan v NZ Unis 27 May 1995 Japan v Wales
Y Sakuraba 34 27 Sep 1986 Japan v Scotland XV 24 Oct 1998 Japan v Korea
K Inagaki 32 15 Nov 2014 Japan v Romania 5 Oct 2019 Japan v Samoa
S Hasegawa 31 29 Jun 1997 Japan v Hong Kong 16 Jun 2002 Japan v Korea
M Kunda 30 15 Apr 1990 Japan v Samoa 7 Jun 1997 Japan v USA
T Kumagae 21 16 May 2004 Japan v Korea 1 Jul 2006 Japan v Fiji
M Yamamoto 21 13 May 2001 Japan v Korea 1 Jul 2006 Japan v Fiji
O Ota 20 31 May 1986 Japan v USA 8 May 1994 Japan v Fiji
A Hiwasa 20 30 Apr 2011 Japan v Hong Kong 4 May 2013 Japan v Korea
Y Aoki 17 22 Apr 2007 Japan v Korea 27 Jun 2009 Japan v Tonga
I Kobayashi 15 2 Aug 1975 Japan v Australia 25 Nov 1978 Japan v Korea
M Takura 15 28 May 1989 Japan v Scotland XV 3 May 1995 Japan v Romania
Y Nagae 15 28 Apr 2012 Japan v Kazakhstan 9 Nov 2013 Japan v Scotland
J Ishiyama 14 30 Mar 1980 Japan v NZ Unis 21 Apr 1985 Japan v USA
H Tanuma 14 9 Nov 1996 Japan v Korea 24 Oct 1998 Japan v Korea
A Yoshida 14 3 May 1995 Japan v Romania 10 Jun 2000 Japan v Samoa
T Soma 14 5 Nov 2005 Japan v Spain 18 Aug 2007 Japan v Italy
H Ono 13 16 May 2004 Japan v Korea 1 Jul 2006 Japan v Fiji
AF McCormick 12 11 May 1996 Japan v Hong Kong 23 May 1998 Japan v Hong Kong
Y Hisadomi 12 19 May 2002 Japan v Russia 16 Apr 2006 Japan v Arabian Gulf
S Hara 11 15 Mar 1970 Japan v NZ Unis 26 May 1974 Japan v NZ Unis
N Tanaka 11 23 Nov 1974 Japan v Sri Lanka 16 Nov 1980 Japan v Korea
Y Motoki 11 27 Apr 1991 Japan v USA 19 Feb 1995 Japan v Tonga
W Murata 11 27 Apr 1991 Japan v USA 9 Nov 1996 Japan v Korea
S Onishi 11 20 May 2000 Japan v Fiji 5 Nov 2005 Japan v Spain
ET Lauaiufi 10 4 Mar 1990 Japan v Fiji 9 Oct 1991 Japan v Ireland

Records include the following current or recent matches:
Japan v South Africa at Tokyo, Rugby World Cup Quarter final, Oct 20, 2019 [3-26 FT]
Japan v Scotland at Yokohama, Rugby World Cup, Oct 13, 2019 [28-21 FT]
Japan v Samoa at Aichi, Rugby World Cup, Oct 5, 2019 [38-19 FT]