|FIBA ranking||11th 1|
as of 10 December 2016
|FIBA zone||FIBA Asia|
|National federation||Japan Basketball Association|
|Coach||Mikiko Hagiwara (since 2017)|
|Under-17 Women's World Cup|
|Under-16 Women's Asian Championship|
|Medals|| (1): (2011) |
(4): (2009, 2013, 2015, 2017)
It represents the country in international under-16 and under-17 (under age 16 and under age 17) women's basketball competitions.
- Japan women's national basketball team
- Japan women's national under-19 basketball team
- Japan men's national under-17 basketball team
- Profile - Japan, FIBA.com, Retrieved 3 July 2016.
- Sapphires go undefeated to claim 2017 FIBA U16 Asia crown, Damian Arsenis (pickandroll.com.au), 29 October 2017. Retrieved 28 May 2020.