Leader: Hiroyoshi Manome
Period: August to October 2004
The five members Japanese team in different pairs attempted both the peaks in post monsoon area. In the early stages of the expedition one member had a serious fall and was hurt in his leg. All the members helped in the rescue but some equipment was lost. Later they attempted Meru reaching 5850m on 3rd September by the northeast face. Another team reached 5900m on Shivling on 4th September attempting the west face. They had to give up the further climb.