Japan Open Badminton Championships 2022: Schedule, How to Watch, Seeds, and Purse

The 41st edition of the Japan Open Badminton Championships 2022 is currently underway at the Maruzen Intec Arena in Osaka, Japan, having started on the 30th of August.

Officially known as  Daihatsu Yonex Japan Open Badminton Championships 2022, this BWF World Tour Super 750 event is an annual badminton tournament held in Japan. The tournament was first held in 1977 and has been held every year since then. The tournament is one of the most prestigious badminton tournaments in the world and is often considered the Japanese equivalent of the All England Open Badminton Championships.

Similar to previous editions, the 2022 Japan Open is open to all players from around the world and is divided into two categories: singles and doubles. The tournament features some of the best badminton players in the world and is always highly competitive. The men’s singles event is always the most anticipated event of the tournament and is often considered the highlight of the tournament.

Even after the withdrawal of the world champion Viktor Axelsen, the tournament had one of the strongest player fields of the year. The top seed in the absence of Axelsen is Kento Momota. Other top players in the draw include Anders Antonsen, Chou Tien-chen, and Lee Zii Jia.

When is Japan Open Badminton Championships 2022?

The Japan Open Badminton Championships 2022 started on August 30. The event is scheduled to end on September 4 after six days and five rounds of exciting badminton.

Japan Open Badminton Championships 2022 Schedule:

Round Date
First Round Aug 30-31
Second Round Sep 1
Quarter-finals Sep 2
Semi-finals Sep 3
Final Sep 4
Podium Yet to be announced


Where is the tournament taking place?

Venue: Maruzen Intec Arena Osaka

Capacity: 10,000

Japan Open Badminton Championships 2022 is taking place at the Maruzen Intec Arena Osaka in Osaka, Japan.

Also known as the Osaka Municipal Central Gymnasium, this indoor sporting arena was first established in 1996. This underground arena has a capacity of 10,000 people. 

How to livestream Japan Open Badminton Championships 2022?

  • BWF TV on Youtube

The easiest way to watch the 2022 Japan Open is on Youtube. Just keep an eye on the official channel of BWF to catch all the action in Osaka from anywhere in the world.

How to watch  Japan Open Badminton Championships 2022 on TV?

Different cable networks are in charge of broadcasting in their respective countries. We have put together a list to help you watch the tournament from your country.

  • Thailand– True Visions
  • China– Zhibo TV
  • Indonesia– TVRI
  • UK and Ireland – BT Sport
  • France– L’equipe

Japan Open Badminton Championships 2022 Purse:

The total Japan Open Badminton Championships 2022 purse is $750,000. The winner of the singles and the doubles event will receive $52,500 and $55,500, respectively according to the BWF regulations. Along with the lucrative prize pool, the tournament also offers BWF points.

Let’s take a look at the complete breakdown of the purse and point distribution:

Position Prize Money Points
Singles Doubles
Winner $52,500 $55,500 11,000
Runner-up $25,500 $26,250 9,350
Top 4 $10,500 $10,500 7,700
Top 8 $4,125 $4,687.50 6,050
Top 16 $2,250 $2,437.50 4,320
Top 32 $750 $750 2,660


Top Seeds:

  1. Viktor Axelsen* (Denmark)
  2. Kento Momota (Japan)
  3. Anders Antonsen (Denmark)
  4. Taipei Chou Tien-chen (Chinese)
  5. Lee Zii Jia (Malaysia)
  6. Anthony Sinisuka Ginting (Indonesia)
  7. Jonatan Christie  (Indonesia)
  8. Loh Kean Yew (Singapore)


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