JFA boss Tashima eager to put end to J. League schedule debate

Apr 26, 2016

JFA boss Tashima eager to put end to J. League schedule debate

Japan Football Association president Kozo Tashima wants to put an end to the running debate on the potential switch to a fall-spring season for the J. League. A month has passed since Tashima beat former general secretary Hiromi Hara in the JFA’s first presidential ...

New JFA vice president Okada keen to shake up Japanese soccer

Apr 1, 2016

New JFA vice president Okada keen to shake up Japanese soccer

New Japan Football Association vice president Takeshi Okada fired a warning shot on Friday, urging the Japanese soccer community to have the courage to change if it wants to retain its current status in the world game. Japan’s two-time World Cup coach spoke for ...

Mar 10, 2016

Tashima named new JFA president

The Japan Football Association approved FIFA executive committee member Kozo Tashima as its new president and former national team manager Takeshi Okada as the vice president on Thursday at a board of directors meeting. The 58-year-old Tashima won the presidential election in late January ...

Feb 24, 2016

JFA offers role of vice president to former Japan manger Okada

Former Japan coach Takeshi Okada has been approached by the Japan Football Association for its vice president’s post, a source close to the matter said Wednesday. The two-time World Cup manager currently owns FC Imabari in the regional Shikoku League. He has previously served ...

Nov 4, 2014

Okada buys majority ownership stake in FC Imabari

Former Japan coach Takeshi Okada has become owner of FC Imabari in the regional Shikoku League, the club announced on Tuesday. The two-time World Cup manager bought 51 percent of the team’s shares last month. Okada has had no previous involvement in the business ...