|Vice-President||Mitsuru Murai |
|Website||www.jfa.jp/eng/ (in English)|
The Japan Football Association (JFA, Japanese : 日本サッカー協会, romanized: Nihon Sakkā Kyōkai) is the governing body responsible for the administration of football in Japan. It is responsible for the national team, as well as club competitions.
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|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 (JFL)||2020||Verspah Oita||1st||Tegevajaro Miyazaki||2021|
|Regional Champions League||2020||FC Tiamo Hirakata||1st||FC Kariya||2021|
|Fuji Xerox Super Cup||2021||Kawasaki Frontale||2nd||Gamba Osaka||2022|
|Emperor's Cup JFA Japan Football Championship||2020||Kawasaki Frontale||1st||Gamba Osaka||2021|
|J.League YBC Levain Cup||2020||FC Tokyo||3rd||Kashiwa Reysol||2021|
|F1 League||2020–21||Nagoya Oceans||13th||Vasagey Oita||2021–22|
|F2 League||2020–21||Toruela Kashiwa||1st||Deução Kobe||2021–22|
|JFA Japan Futsal Championship||Cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Japan||2021|
|F.League Ocean Cup||2019||Nagoya Oceans||8th||Shonan Bellmare futsal|
|JFA Japan Beach Soccer Tournament||2019||Tokyo Verdy BS||3rd||Solmarpraia Okinawa||2020|
|Nadeshiko League Division 1||2020||Urawa Reds Ladies||4th||INAC Kobe Leonessa||2021|
|Nadeshiko League Division 2||2020||Sfida Setagaya||1st||Elfen Saitama||2021|
| Nadeshiko League Division 3 ||2020||JFA Academy Fukushima||1st||Angeviolet Hiroshima||(defunct)|
|Empress's Cup JFA Japan Women's Football Championship||2020||Tokyo Verdy Beleza||14th||Urawa Reds Ladies||2021|
|Nadeshiko League Cup||Cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Japan||2021|
|Women's F.League||2020||Arco Kobe||3rd||Las Bonitas||2021|
|JFA Japan Women's Futsal Championship||2020||SWH Nishinomiya Futsal Club||2nd||Las Bonitas||2021|
|Prince Takamado Trophy JFA U-18 Football Premier League||2019||Aomori Yamada High School||Nagoya Grampus U-18|
|Prince Takamado Trophy JFA U-18 Football Premier League Play-off||2019||2020|
|Prince Takamado Trophy JFA U-18 Football Prince League||2019||2020|
|All Japan University Football Tournament||N/A||N/A||2021–22|
|The JAPAN Club Youth (U-18) Football Championship||2019||Nagoya Grampus U-18||Sagan Tosu U-18||2020|
|JFA High School Football Championship||2020–21||Yamanashi Gakuin High School||Aomori Yamada High School||2021–22|
|Prince Takamado Trophy JFA U-15 Japan Football Championship||Sagan Tosu U-15||Kashima Antlers Tsukuba Junior Youth|
|JFA U-15 Japan Football Tournament||2017||Shimizu S-Pulse Junior Youth||Nagoya Grampus U-15||2018|
|The JAPAN Club Youth (U-15) Football Championship|
|All Japan Junior High School Sports Festival|
|U-13 Regional Football League|
|JFA U-12 Japan Football Championship||2020||FC Trianello Machida||JEF United Chiba||2021|
|JFA University Futsal Championship||N/A||N/A||2021|
|JFA U-18 Futsal Championship||2019||Pescadola Machida U-18||Shriker Osaka U-18|
|JFA U-15 Futsal Championship||Brincar FC||Fugador Sumida Wings|
|JFA U-12 Futsal Championship||2019||Brincar FC||Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo U-12|
|JFA U-15 Women's Football League||2021||2022|
|All Japan University Women's Football Championship||2020–21||Teikyo Heisei University||1st||Shizuoka Sangyo University||2021–22|
|JFA U-18 Women's Club Football Championship||2021||JFA Academy Fukushima||Nippon Sport Science University Fields Yokohama U-18||2022|
|JFA High School Women's Football Championship||2020||Fujieda Junshin High School||Sakuyō High School||2021|
|JFA U-18 Japan Women's Football Championship||Tokyo Verdy Menina||Urawa Reds Ladies Youth|
|JFA U-15 Women's Football Championship||JFA Academy Fukushima||3rd||Urawa Reds Ladies Junior Youth|
|JFA U-15 Women's Futsal Championship||Shiraoka SCL||1st||Nagoya FC Luminous|
|JFA Regional Girls-eight (U-12) Football Tournament|
The organisation was founded in 1921 as the Greater Japan Football Association (大日本蹴球協会, Dai-Nippon Shūkyū Kyōkai), and became affiliated with FIFA in 1921. In 1945, the name of the organisation was changed to the Japan Football Association (日本蹴球協会, Nihon Shūkyū Kyōkai); its Japanese name was changed to the current title in 1975. This reflected common use of the word sakkā (サッカー), derived from "soccer", rather than the older Japanese word shūkyū (蹴球; literally "kick-ball"). The word sakkā 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.
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.
The following is a list of presidents of Japan Football Association (JFA). The Honorary President is Her Imperial Highness Princess Takamado.
|Presidency||President||Took office||Left office|
|Mitsuru Murai||Vice President|
|Kazumichi Iwagami||2nd Vice President|
|Yoshinori Hayashi||3rd Vice President|
|Kiyotaka Suhara||General Secretary|
|Tsuyoshi Nishimoto||2nd Treasurer|
|Yasuharu Sorimachi||Technical Director|
|Hajime Moriyasu||Team Coach (Men's)|
|Asako Takakura||Team Coach (Women's)|
|Hideki Kato||Media/Communications Manager|
|Tsuyoshi Kitazawa||Futsal Coordinator|
|Miiko Kaneko||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.
Primary sponsors include Kirin, Adidas, Panasonic, Saison Card International, FamilyMart, Fujifilm, ANA, Bank of Yokohama, NTT Docomo and Nissan.
Football is the second most popular sport in Japan, after baseball. Its nationwide organization, the Japan Football Association, administers the professional football league, the J.League, which is the most successful football league in Asia.
The Japan national football team, nicknamed the Samurai Blue (サムライ・ブルー), represents Japan in men's international football and it is controlled by the Japan Football Association (JFA), the governing body for football in Japan. The head coach is Hajime Moriyasu, who is also the coach of the Japan U-23 team.
The Emperor's Cup JFA All-Japan Soccer Championship Tournament, commonly known as The Emperor's Cup or The Emperor's Cup Soccer, or also Japan FA Cup is a Japanese football competition. It has the longest tradition of any football tournament in Japan, dating back to 1921, before the formation of the J.League, Japan Football League and their predecessor, Japan Soccer League. Before World War II, teams could qualify not only from Japan proper but also from Korea, Taiwan, and sometimes Manchukuo. The women's counterpart is the Empress's Cup.
The Japan women's national football team, or nicknamed Nadeshiko Japan (なでしこジャパン), represents Japan in women's association football and is run by the Japan Football Association (JFA). It is the most successful women's national team from the Asian Football Confederation. Its highest ranking in the FIFA Women's World Rankings is 3rd, achieved in December 2011.
The Japan national futsal team represents Japan in international futsal competitions and is controlled by the Japan Football Association. It is one of the strongest teams in Asia, the champions in the 2006, 2012 and 2014 Asian Futsal Championships. Japan has also played in four FIFA Futsal World Cups.
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The Empress's Cup All-Japan Women's Soccer Championship Tournament, or The Empress's Cup, is a Japanese Women's football competition. As an elimination tournament, it can be considered the female counterpart to the men's Emperor's Cup. The name "Empress's Cup" has been used since the 2012 season as the Empress's Cup trophy was founded in that year.
Nagoya Oceans (名古屋オーシャンズ) is a Japanese professional futsal club, currently playing in the F. League. The team is located in Nagoya city, Aichi Prefecture, Japan. Their home arena is Takeda Teva Ocean Arena.
Kozo Tashima is a former Japanese football player. He played for Japan national team. He is current president of Japan Football Association.
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The Japan national under-23 football team is a national association football youth team of Japan and is controlled by the Japan Football Association. The team won the gold medal at the 2010 Asian Games and were champions in the 2016 AFC U-23 Championship. The head coach is Akinobu Yokouchi. Since 1992, it was decided that teams targeting athletes under the age of 23 will participate in the Olympics. Therefore, the name changes to Japan national under-22 football team the year before the Olympics and Japan national under-21 football team two years ago. The exception to this is the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, which has been postponed for one year, so in 2021, the team will be called the Japan national under-24 football team.
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Keita Endo is a Japanese footballer who plays for Bundesliga club Union Berlin.
Katsuya Nagato is a Japanese professional footballer who plays as a left-back for Kashima Antlers in the J1 League.
Arterivo Wakayama is a football (soccer) club based in Wakayama, the capital city of Wakayama Prefecture in Japan. They play in the Kansai Soccer League, which is part of Japanese Regional Leagues. The name Arterivo comes from the combination of two Italian words: arte, meaning "art", and arrivo, meaning "arrival".
The following is a list of squads for each nation competing in 2017 EAFF E-1 Football Championship Final in Tokyo, Japan. Each nation must submit a squad of 23 players, including 3 goalkeepers.
The 2020 Emperor's Cup was the 100th edition of the annual Japanese national football cup tournament. The tournament, originally scheduled to begin on 23 May, was rescheduled to begin on 16 September and ended with the final on 1 January 2021 at the National Stadium.
The 2020 Emperor's Cup Final was the final of the 100th edition of the Emperor's Cup, the 2020 Emperor's Cup.