The 1994 Asian Games also known as XII Asiad were held from October 2 to October 16, 1994 in Hiroshima, Japan. The main theme of this edition was to promote peace and harmony among Asian nations. It was emphasized by the host because the venue was the site of the first atomic bomb attack 49 years after. The Judo Competition at the 1994 Asian Games was contested in sixteen weight classes, eight each for men and women. This competition was held from October 12 to October 15, 1994.