Japan Football Association President Kozo Tashima has tested positive for the coronavirus, a JFA source said Tuesday.
Tashima has sat on FIFA’s board of directors and currently serves as a vice president of the Japanese Olympic Committee, among a number of other high-level roles in sports administration.
The 62-year-old had traveled to England, the Netherlands and the United States from late February to early March on official business.
In a statement from the JFA, Tashima said he felt “fine” despite being “a little feverish and having symptoms of pneumonia.”
“I will concentrate on treatment according to my doctor’s instructions,” he said.
During the trip, he watched international friendly matches and attended meetings about the 2023 Women’s World Cup, which Japan is bidding to host.
In a time of both misinformation and too much information, quality journalism is more crucial than ever.
By subscribing, you can help us get the story right.
Your news needs your support
Since the early stages of the COVID-19 crisis, The Japan Times has been providing free access to crucial news on the impact of the novel coronavirus as well as practical information about how to cope with the pandemic. Please consider subscribing today so we can continue offering you up-to-date, in-depth news about Japan.