Statistics of Japanese Regional Leagues in the 1971 season.
|Kanto||Towa Estate Development|
|Kansai||Kyoto Shiko Club|
By winning the All Japan Senior Football Championship and then defeating Nagoya Bank in a Promotion/Relegation Series, Towa ED was promoted to the Japan Soccer League; it and the remaining JSL clubs constituted the new JSL First Division, while Toyota, Kyoto and eight other clubs were chosen for the new JSL Second Division.
|Pos||Team||Pld||W||D||L||GF||GA||GD||Pts||Promotion or qualification|
|1||Towa Estate Development||14||11||1||2||51||12||+39||23||Promoted to First Division|
|2||Kofu||14||8||3||3||31||15||+16||19||Formed Second Division|
|7||Hitachi Mito Katsuta||14||4||1||9||12||32||−20||9|
|1||Toyota Motors||14||12||2||0||50||11||+39||26||Formed Second Division|
|2||Nippon Light Metal||14||8||4||2||33||17||+16||20|
|3||Toyoda Automatic Loom Works||14||8||1||5||38||22||+16||17|
|8||Nippon Steel Nagoya||14||2||2||10||14||40||−26||6|
|1||Kyoto Shiko Club||14||12||0||2||43||12||+31||24||Formed Second Division|
|3||Dainichi Nippon Cable||14||8||2||4||28||28||0||18|
|5||Nippon Steel Hirohata||14||5||2||7||24||24||0||12|
|6||Mitsubishi Motors Kyoto||14||5||2||7||22||28||−6||12|
|8||Osaka Sportsman Club||14||0||2||12||16||47||−31||2|
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