Sanyo Bussan International Lifesaving Cup is the only international event among all lifesaving competitions held in Japan. This event has grown into a major competition and continuously attracts top lifesavers from all over the world. It was first held in Chiba, followed by Kanagawa, Wakayama, Aichi, and Miyazaki, and has taken place in Fukuoka since 2017. Over these years Japan Lifesaving Association have worked to spread knowledge and understanding of lifesaving through out the places they held the event.
This event is a Beach and Ocean based event, held over two days of competition where teams compete in the same events each day and accumulate points to find a overall winner.