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Kenji Tabata (田端 健児, Tabata Kenji, born 24 September 1974) is a retired Japanese sprinter who specialized in the 400 metres.

He won the bronze medal at the 1998 Asian Championships in a career best time of 45.69 seconds. He was then selected to represent Asia in 4 × 400 metres relay at the 1998 IAAF World Cup, and finished sixth with teammates Ibrahim Ismail Faraj, Sugath Tillakaratne and fellow Japanese sprinter Masayoshi Kan.

Tabata also competed at two World Championships (1999 and 2001) as well as the 2000 Summer Olympics where he failed to reach the final round.


Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing   Japan
1998 Asian Championships Fukuoka, Japan 3rd 400 m