JFA elects Tashima as new president

Soccer Jan 31, 2016

JFA elects Tashima as new president

by Shintaro Kano

FIFA executive committee member Kozo Tashima was elected as the next Japan Football Association president on Sunday. Tashima, the current vice president, won 40 of the 75 eligible votes in the JFA council while his opponent, general secretary Hiromi Hara, had 34. There was one ...

JFA Board of Directors throws weight behind Tashima

Soccer Jan 21, 2016

JFA Board of Directors throws weight behind Tashima

The Japan Football Association Board of Directors has selected JFA vice president Kozo Tashima as its pick to be the next president of Japan's soccer federation, a JFA source revealed Wednesday. The board members had until Jan. 6 to cast their votes for the 58-year-old ...

Tashima, Hara to contest JFA presidency

Soccer Jan 8, 2016

Tashima, Hara to contest JFA presidency

Japan Football Association vice president Kozo Tashima and general secretary Hiromi Hara have fulfilled the necessary requirements to become the association's next president, the JFA's selection committee said on Friday. With no other candidates forthcoming, the bid to become top honcho at the JFA will ...

JFA fires embattled manager Aguirre

Soccer / J. League Feb 3, 2015

JFA fires embattled manager Aguirre

by Andrew McKirdy

Javier Aguirre was fired as Japan's national team manager on Tuesday after a match-fixing case naming him as a defendant was accepted by a Spanish court. The Japan Football Association dismissed Aguirre, who had only been in the job since August, after judging that the ...