Japan's Olympians intend to take the nation by storm with their best-ever results at the 2020 Tokyo Games this summer.

The Japanese Olympic Committee has hammered out a goal of 30 gold medals, nearly doubling its previous record, at the world's biggest sporting extravaganza. The nation has twice earned 16 gold medals at the Summer Games — at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics and 40 years later at the Athens Games.

Japan has shown promise in some of the newly introduced sports for the 2020 Games, including sport climbing and karate, making 30 far from an unrealistic objective.