|（Department of Physical Education，Tsinghua University，Beijing 100084，China)
Abstract: University competitive sports are an important constituent part of Japanese competitive sports. Basing his research subject on university competitive sport organizations in Japan, the author expatiated on the structure of university sports organizations in Japan, and analyzed national, regional and scholastic university competitive sports organizations at different levels in Japan by taking National University Sports Federation, Nationwide University Baseball League and Competitive Sports Organization of Waseda University for example. The author concluded that university competitive sports organizations in Japan had the following characteristics: independent, flexible, auto-nomic, differential, historical and inherited. Japan’s experience related to university competitive sports as an impor-tant force for boosting the development of competitive sports in Japan is significant for university competitive sports in China today to learn from in terms of reinforcing speech right and cultivating high performance athletes.
Key words: school physical education；university competitive sports；competitive sports organization；universities in Japan