The Japan Football Association or Japan FA (, Nihon Sakk? Ky?kai, literally "Japan Soccer Association") is the governing body responsible for the administration of football in Japan. It is responsible for the national team as well as club competitions.
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. 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, though "Japan Soccer Association" is also used.
|Presidency||President||Took office||Left office|
|Mitsuru Murai||Vice President|||
|Kazumichi Iwagami||2nd Vice President|||
|Kiyotaka Suhara||General Secretary|||
|Tsuyoshi Nishimoto||2nd Treasurer|||
|Takashi Sekizuka||Technical Director|||
|Hajime Moriyasu||Team Coach (Men's)|||
|Asako Takaura||Team Coach (Women's)|||
|Hideki Kato||Media/Communications Manager|||
|Tsuyoshi Kitazawa||Futsal Coordinator|||
|Yoshimi Ogawa||Referee Coordinator|||
Japan has one of the highest sponsorship incomes for a national squad. In 2010 their sponsorship income amounted to over 12.5 million pounds.