The 1990 Thomas & Uber Cup was the 16th tournament of the Thomas Cup, and the 13th tournament of the Uber Cup, which are the major international team competitions in world badminton. The 1990 final stage was held in Tokyo, Japan, in May 1990.
Singapore, Japan and South Korea submitted bids to host the tournament. The host selection was decided in May 1988, in Kuala Lumpur, at the same time with the 1988 Thomas & Uber Cup. At the general meeting, Tokyo, Japan, was selected to host the tournament.
53 teams took part in the competition, and eight teams qualified for the Final Stage, including China, as defending champions, and Japan, as the host team.
42 teams took part in the competition, and eight teams qualified for the Final Stage.