The Japan Football Association announced Wednesday it will go forward with a long-planned bid to host the 2023 Women's World Cup.

The announcement came after FIFA informed its member associations about the start of the bidding process for the tournament, which follows this year's Women's World Cup in France.

In registering its candidacy, the JFA is following through on a resolution made by its board of directors in 2013, JFA chief Kozo Tashima said.