Winners

1978 Balloon Fiesta in Kyusyu
  non-competition event

1979 Balloon Fiesta in Kyusyu
  the winner : Kunio FUKUNICHI

1980 Balloon Fiesta in Kyusyu
  the winner : Masakazu OHIWA

1981 Balloon Fiesta in Saga
  the winner : Sakio IMAMURA

1982 Balloon Fiesta in Saga
  the winner : Hirohisa TAKAMOTO

1983 Balloon Fiesta in Saga
  the winner : Hirohisa TAKAMOTO

1984 Saga International Balloon Fiesta
  the 1st Pacific Cup : Josef STARKBAUM (Australia)
  the 1st Japan National Championship : Masakazu OHIWA

1985 Saga International Balloon Fiesta
  the 2nd Pacific Cup : Tomas FELIU (Spain)
  the 2nd Japan National Championship : Nobu'aki TSUJI'I

1986 Saga International Balloon Fiesta
  the 3rd Pacific Cup : Owen KEOWN (U.S.A)
  the 3rd Japan National Championship : Tohru AJISAKA

1987 Saga International Balloon Fiesta
  the 4th Pacific Cup : Owen KEOWN (U.S.A)
  the 4th Japan National Championship : Takashi INA

1988 Saga International Balloon Fiesta
  the 5th Pacific Cup : Owen KEOWN (U.S.A)
  the 5th Japan National Championship : You'ichi UCHIYAMA

1989 9th Hot Air Balloon World Championship 
  the 9th World Championship : Benedikt HAGGENEY (Germany)
  the 6th Pacific Cup (Fiesta) : Hirohisa TAKAMOTO

1990 Saga International Balloon Fiesta
  the 1st Pacific Championship : Owen KEOWN (U.S.A)
  the 7th Pacific Cup : Owen KEOWN (U.S.A)
  the 1st Ladies World Cup : Lindsay MUIR (United Kingdom)

1991 Saga International Balloon Fiesta
  the 8th Pacific Cup : David BAREFORD (United Kingdom)
  the 2nd Ladies World Cup : Lindsay MUIR (United Kingdom)
  the 8th Japan National Championship : Yoshito USAMI

1992 Saga International Balloon Fiesta
  the 9th Pacific Cup : David BAREFORD (United Kingdom)
  the 3rd Ladies World Cup : Lindsay MUIR (United Kingdom)
  the 9th Japan National Championship : Yoshikazu UEDA

1993 Saga International Balloon Fiesta
  the 10th Pacific Cup : Yasuhiko ASAOKA (Japan)
  the 4th Ladies World Cup : Akemi TAKAMOTO (Japan)
  the 10th Japan National Championship : Yasuhiko ASAOKA (Japan)

1994 Saga International Balloon Fiesta
  the 11th Pacific Cup : Kazuhiko NISHIMURA (Japan)
  the 5th Ladies World Cup : Akemi TAKAMOTO (Japan)
  the 11th Japan National Championship : Kazuhiko NISHIMURA (Japan)

1995 Saga International Balloon Fiesta
  the 12th Pacific Cup : Owen KEOWN (U.S.A)
  the 6th Ladies World Cup : BOGNARNE Nagy Kataline (Hungary)

1996 Saga International Balloon Fiesta
  the 4th Pacific Championship : Yasuhiko ASAOKA (Japan)
  the 13th Pacific Cup : Uwe SCHNEIDER (Germany)
  the 7th Ladies World Cup : Lindsay MUIR (United Kingdom)
  the 13th Japan National Championship : Yasuhiko ASAOKA (Japan)

1997 Saga Hot Air Balloon World Championship
  the 13th Hot Air Balloon World Championship : David BAREFORD  (United Kingdom)

1998 Saga International Balloon Fiesta
  the 14th Pacific Cup : Yoshihiro MASUMOTO (Japan)
  the 15th Japan National Championship : Mamoru ENDO (Japan)

1999 Saga International Balloon Fiesta
  the 15th Pacific Cup : MOLNAR Csaba (Hungary)
  the 16th Japan National Championship : Mon'ya KAJIYAMA (Japan)

2000 Saga International Balloon Fiesta
  the 16th Pacific Cup : Masahiko FUJITA (Japan)
  the 17th Japan National Championship : Masahiko FUJITA (Japan)

2001 Saga International Balloon Fiesta
the 17th Pacific Cup : Owen KEOWN (U.S.A)
the 18th Japan National Championship : Tomoyuki ASANO (Japan)