translated by Brett Larner
At a Tokyo-area press conference on Mar. 31, JAAF Development Committee chairman Yasuhiro Harada said that the Federation's target for this fall's Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea is ten gold medals. At the last Asian Games in Guangzhou, China, Japan won four golds.
According to Chairman Harada, last season Japan had Asia-leading marks in fourteen events including the men's and women's marathon and the men's javelin. "Looking at our athletes' current situation ten golds is undoubtably attainable," he commented. "The level of the Asian Games has been high recently. Solid wins there will carry over to next year's World Championships and to the Rio de Janeiro Olympics."