History of JUA
Judo Union of Asia came into existence with 7 National Judo Federations, Chinese Taipei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Philippines and Thailand as its founding members. Mr. Risei Kano, son of Prof. Jigoro Kano, was the first President.
The 1st Asian Judo Championships (Men) held in Manila, the Philippines.
The 2nd Asian Judo Championships (Men) held in Kao-Hsiung, Taiwan.
End of 1970
National Judo Federations from Sri Lanka, Malaysia, India, Pakistan, Turkey, Vietnam, DPR Korea, Myammar, Singapore, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Bangladesh, Iran and Syria joined JUA, expanding the membership to 23.
The 3 rd Asian Judo Championships (Men) held in Seoul, Korea
Mr. Risei Kano resigned from JUA Presidency and his son Mr. Yukimitsu Kano, became the new President.
The 1st Asian Women's Judo Championships and the 4th Asian Judo Championships (Men) held in Jakarta, Indonesia.
China, Macau, Nepal, Palestine, Yemen, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyztan and Turkmenistan joined JUA.
Mr. Yukimitsu Kano resigned from the JUA Presidency after serving for 15 years. Mr. Jagdish Tytler from India was elected the new President during the JUA Congress held at New Delhi.
End of 1998
Cambodia, Tadzhikistan, UAE, Qatar, Laos and Lebanon joined. JUA expanded to 39 members.
Mr. Yoshinori Takeuchi elected President during the JUA Congress held at Wenzhou, China.
Since 2001 JUA conducts Asian Junior Judo Championships every year.
The first Asian Junior Judo Championships held in Hong Kong, China
The second Asian Junior Judo Championships held in Vietnam.
Establishment of JUA Academy
Since 2001 then JUA conducts Asian Junior Judo Championships every year.