The Japan Football Association or Japan FA (日本サッカー協会, 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.
Current title holders
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|JFA U-18 Premier Football League||2019||Aomori Yamada High School||Nagoya Grampus U-18|
|JFA U-18 Premier Football League Play-off||2019||2020|
|JFA University Football Championship||N/A||N/A||2021–22|
|JFA U-18 Club 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|
|JFA U-15 Prince Takamado Trophy Football Championship||Sagan Tosu U-15||Kashima Antlers Tsukuba Junior Youth|
|JFA U-15 Football Championship||2017||Shimizu S-Pulse Junior Youth||Nagoya Grampus U-15||2018|
|JFA U-12 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 Women's University 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 Women's High School Football Championship||2020||Fujieda Junshin High School||Sakuyō High School||2021|
|JFA U-18 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|
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.
|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|||
- JFA Academy Fukushima
- JFA Academy Kumamoto Uki
Japan has one of the highest sponsorship incomes for a national squad. In 2010, their sponsorship income amounted to over 12.5 million pounds.
- Japan Football Association (JFA)
- Kirin Cup (Invitational tournament)
- Kirin Challenge Cup (International friendly match)
- Kirin Company
- National teams
- Japan national football team
- Japan national under-23 football team
- Japan national under-20 football team
- Japan national under-17 football team
- Japan national futsal team
- Japan national under-20 futsal team
- Japan national beach soccer team
- Japan women's national football team
- Japan women's national under-20 football team
- Japan women's national under-17 football team
- Japan women's national futsal team
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