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Japan Football Association
Japan Football Association
AFC
Japan Football Association symbol.png
Founded1921; 99 years ago (1921)
1921[1]
1954
2002
PresidentKozo Tashima
WebsiteJfa.jp

The Japan Football Association or Japan FA (, Nihon Sakk? Ky?kai, literally "Japan Soccer Association")[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]

List of Presidents of JFA

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]
Japan Mitsuru Murai Vice President [9]
Japan Kazumichi Iwagami 2nd Vice President [10]
Japan Kiyotaka Suhara General Secretary [11]
Japan Masashi Fukuda Treasurer [12]
Japan Tsuyoshi Nishimoto 2nd Treasurer [13]
Japan Takashi Sekizuka Technical Director [14]
Japan Hajime Moriyasu Team Coach (Men's) [15]
Japan Asako Takaura Team Coach (Women's) [16]
Japan Hideki Kato Media/Communications Manager [17]
Japan Tsuyoshi Kitazawa Futsal Coordinator [18]
Japan Yoshimi Ogawa Referee Coordinator [19]

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.

Competitions run by the JFA

Management

See also

References

  1. ^ a b Japan Football Association - Association Information FIFA.com
  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. ^ https://www.fifa.com/associations/association/jpn/about
  9. ^ https://www.fifa.com/associations/association/jpn/about
  10. ^ https://www.fifa.com/associations/association/jpn/about
  11. ^ https://www.fifa.com/associations/association/jpn/about
  12. ^ https://www.fifa.com/associations/association/jpn/about
  13. ^ https://www.fifa.com/associations/association/jpn/about
  14. ^ https://www.fifa.com/associations/association/jpn/about
  15. ^ https://www.fifa.com/associations/association/jpn/about
  16. ^ https://www.fifa.com/associations/association/jpn/about
  17. ^ https://www.fifa.com/associations/association/jpn/about
  18. ^ https://www.fifa.com/associations/association/jpn/about
  19. ^ https://www.fifa.com/associations/association/irq/about

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