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Japan Football Association
Japan Football Association
AFC
Japan Football Association symbol.png
Founded1921; 100 years ago (1921)
HeadquartersTokyo, Japan
1929[1]
1954[1]
2002
PresidentKozo Tashima[1]
Vice-PresidentMitsuru Murai
Kazumichi Iwagami
Yoshinori Hayashi
Websitehttp://www.jfa.or.jp

The Japan Football Association or Japan FA (, Nihon Sakk? Ky?kai)[2] is the governing body responsible for the administration of football in Japan. It is responsible for the national team, as well as club competitions.[3]

History

The organisation was founded in 1921 as the Greater Japan Football Association (?, Dai-Nippon Sh?ky? Ky?kai), and became affiliated with FIFA in 1921.[1] In 1945, the name of the organisation was changed to the Japan Football Association (, Nihon Sh?ky? Ky?kai); its Japanese name was changed to the current title in 1975. This reflected common use of the word sakk? (?), derived from "soccer", rather than the older Japanese word sh?ky? (; literally "kick-ball"). The word sakk? gained popularity during the post-World War II occupation of Japan by the Allied powers. The association generally translates its name to "Japan Football Association" in English,[4] though "Japan Soccer Association" is also used.[5]

Symbol

The symbol of the JFA is the Yatagarasu, a mythical three-legged raven that guided Emperor Jimmu to Mount Kumano. Yatagarasu is also the messenger of the supreme Shinto sun goddess Amaterasu.[6]

Competitions

Current title holders

Competition Year Champions Title Runners-up Next edition
Senior (Men's)
J1 League 2020 Kawasaki Frontale 3rd Gamba Osaka 2021
J2 League 2020 Tokushima Vortis 1st Avispa Fukuoka 2021
J3 League 2020 Blaublitz Akita 2nd SC Sagamihara 2021
Japan Football League 2020 Verspah Oita 1st Tegevajaro Miyazaki 2021
Fuji Xerox Super Cup 2020 Vissel Kobe 1st Yokohama F. Marinos 2021
Emperor's Cup 2020 Kawasaki Frontale 1st Gamba Osaka 2021
J.League YBC Levain Cup 2020 FC Tokyo 3rd Kashiwa Reysol 2021
F1 League (Futsal League) 2019-20 Nagoya Oceans 12th Vasagey Oita 2020-21
F2 League (Futsal League) 2020-21 Toruela Kashiwa 1st Deução Kobe 2021-22
Futsal Championship 2019 Nagoya Oceans Tachikawa Fuchu Athletic FC 2020
F.League Ocean Cup 2019 Nagoya Oceans Shonan Bellmare futsal 2020
Beach Soccer Tournament 2019 Tokyo Verdy BS Solmarpraia Okinawa 2019
Youth (Men's)
University Championship 2020-21 n/a n/a 2021-22
U-18 Premier League 2019 Aomori Yamada High School [ja] Nagoya Grampus U-18 2020
U-18 Premier League Play-off 2019 2020
Club Youth U-18 Championship 2019 Nagoya Grampus U-18 Sagan Tosu U-18 2020
High School Tournament 2020-21 Yamanashi Gakuin High School [ja] Aomori Yamada High School [ja] 2021-22
Prince Takamado Trophy U-15 Championship Sagan Tosu U-15 Kashima Antlers Tsukuba Junior Youth
U-15 Tournament 2017 Shimizu S-Pulse Junior Youth Nagoya Grampus U-15 2018
U-12 Championship
University Futsal Championship
U-18 Futsal Championship
U-15 Futsal Championship
U-12 Futsal Championship
Senior (Women's)
WE League 2021-22
Nadeshiko League Div.1 2020 Urawa Reds Ladies 4th INAC Kobe Leonessa 2021
Nadeshiko League Div.2 2020 Sfida Setagaya FC Chifure AS Elfen Saitama 2021
Nadeshiko League Div.3 2020 JFA Academy Fukushima Angeviolet Hiroshima
Empress's Cup 2020 Tokyo Verdy Beleza 14th Urawa Reds Ladies 2021
Nadeshiko League Cup 2020 n/a n/a 2021
Women's F.League [ja] (Futsal League) 2020 arco-iris Kobe 3rd Bardral Urayasu Las Bonitas 2021
Women's Futsal Championship 2020 SWH Nishinomiya Futsal Club Bardral Urayasu Las Bonitas 2021
Youth (Women's)
University Women's Championship 2020-21 Teikyo Heisei University 1st Shizuoka Sangyo University 2021-22
Club Youth U-18 Women's Championship 2020 2021
High School Women's Tournament 2020 Fujieda Junshin High School [ja] Sakuy? High School [ja] 2021
U-18 Women's Championship Tokyo Verdy Menina Urawa Reds Ladies Youth
U-15 Women's Championship
Women's Futsal Championship
U-15 Women's Futsal Tournament

Management

Sponsorship

Japan has one of the highest sponsorship incomes for a national squad. In 2010, their sponsorship income amounted to over 12.5 million pounds.

Primary sponsors include Kirin, Adidas, Panasonic, Saison Card International, FamilyMart, Fujifilm, ANA, Bank of Yokohama, NTT Docomo and Nissan.

Presidents

The following is a list of presidents of Japan Football Association (JFA). The Honorary President is Her Imperial Highness Princess Takamado.[7]

Presidency President Took office Left office
1 Jikichi Imamura 1921 1933
2 Ryutaro Fukao 1935 1945
3 Ryutaro Takahashi 1947 1954
4 Yuzuru Nozu 1955 1976
5 Tomisaburo Hirai 1976 1987
6 Shizuo Fujita 1987 1992
7 Hideo Shimada 1992 1994
8 Ken Naganuma 1994 1998
9 Shunichiro Okano 1998 2002
10 Saburo Kawabuchi 2002 2008
11 Motoaki Inukai 2008 2010
12 Junji Ogura 2010 2012
13 Kuniya Daini 2012 2016
14 Kozo Tashima 2016 Present
Name Position Source
Japan Kohzo Tashima President [8][9]
Japan Mitsuru Murai Vice President [8][9]
Japan Kazumichi Iwagami 2nd Vice President [8][9]
Japan Yoshinori Hayashi 3rd Vice President [9]
Japan Kiyotaka Suhara General Secretary [8][9]
Japan Masashi Fukuda Treasurer [8]
Japan Tsuyoshi Nishimoto 2nd Treasurer [8]
Japan Yasuharu Sorimachi Technical Director [8][9]
Japan Hajime Moriyasu Team Coach (Men's) [8][9]
Japan Asako Takakura Team Coach (Women's) [8][9]
Japan Hideki Kato Media/Communications Manager [8]
Japan Tsuyoshi Kitazawa Futsal Coordinator [8]
Japan Miiko Kaneko Referee Coordinator [10]

See also

Japan
Men's
Women's

References

  1. ^ a b c d "Organisation JFA Japan Football Association". www.jfa.jp. Retrieved .
  2. ^ "-JFA-". (JFA).
  3. ^ Byer, Tom (2011-02-02). "Asian Cup: Japan Is on the Up". The New York Times. Retrieved .
  4. ^ "Home | Japan Football Association Official Web Site". Jfa.or.jp. 2013-06-04. Retrieved .
  5. ^ "World Cup Roundup: Japanese decide on a new coach". The New York Times. Associated Press. July 2, 2006. Retrieved 2011.
  6. ^ "general information | Japan Football Association". Jfa.or.jp. Retrieved .
  7. ^ "Empress's Cup of Soccer". Imperial Family website.
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Member Association - Japan - FIFA.com". www.fifa.com.
  9. ^ a b c d e f g h "The AFC.com - The Asian Football Confederation". The AFC. Retrieved .
  10. ^ "Member Association - Iraq - FIFA.com". www.fifa.com.

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