1930 Far Eastern Championship Games

9th Far Eastern Championship Games
Host city Tokyo, Japan
Nations participating 4
Opening ceremony 24 May 1930
Closing ceremony 27 May 1930

The 1930 Far Eastern Championship Games was the ninth edition of the regional multi-sport event and was held from 24–27 May 1930 in Tokyo, Empire of Japan. A total of eight sports were contested over the course of the five-day event.[1]

India made its first and only appearance in the tournament's history, becoming the first participant outside of the traditional three nations since the inaugural 1913 Games.[2]

The Chinese won their eighth consecutive title in the football competition.[3] China was represented in the baseball competition by the Chinese Honolulu team – a group of expatriates based in Hawaii. The games was held one month after the 1930 Chinese National Games. The Chinese performed very poorly at the 1930 Far Eastern Championship Games, managing only one bronze medal in the athletics programme. This fostered anti-Japanese sentiment among the Chinese, many of whom saw the performance at this edition as a national embarrassment, particularly given the comparative size of Japan compared to China.[4]




  1. Bell, Daniel (2003). Encyclopedia of International Games. McFarland and Company, Inc. Publishers, Jefferson, North Carolina. ISBN 0-7864-1026-4.
  2. Majumdar, Boria; Mehta, Nalin (13 January 2013). "'The Oriental Olympiad': The Far Eastern Asian Games". Olympics - The India Story. HarperCollins Publishers. ISBN 9350295091. Retrieved 21 July 2014.
  3. Far Eastern Games. RSSSF. Retrieved on 2014-12-21.
  4. Morris, Andrew D. (2004). Marrow of the Nation: A History of Sport and Physical Culture in Republican China. pp. 160–161. University of California Press. ISBN 978-0520240841.

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