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Sep 6, 2018

JFA to evaluate Japan-Chile match after Hokkaido earthquake

The Japan Football Association is evaluating whether or not Friday's international friendly between Japan and Chile will take place as planned. The match, which would mark the debut of Hajime Moriyasu as Samurai Blue head coach, is scheduled to kick off from 7 p.m. at ...

FIFA representative Tashima to run for JFA presidency

/ Dec 7, 2015

FIFA representative Tashima to run for JFA presidency

FIFA executive committee member Kozo Tashima announced on Monday that he will run for the Japan Football Association presidency. "I've been thinking about it for a while," Tashima said. "Everything I've said over the last 10 years I hope to stand by." Tashima, 58, is the ...

Tokyo Tower to shine in soccer team's colors for World Cup

Jul 4, 2015

Tokyo Tower to shine in soccer team's colors for World Cup

Tokyo Tower will be illuminated in blue, pink and white to cheer on the national soccer team Sunday evening before they take on the United States at the Women's World Cup final, the Japan Football Association said. From sunset to 10 p.m., the 333-meter-high landmark ...

JFA chief: Aguirre will remain as manager

| Jan 24, 2015

JFA chief: Aguirre will remain as manager

Japan Football Association chief Kuniya Daini confirmed Saturday that Javier Aguirre will stay on as coach of the national team, a day after the defending champions were knocked out of the Asian Cup in the quarterfinals. A Valencia court has reportedly accepted a claim filed ...

Dec 19, 2013

Japan to bid for 2023 Women's World Cup

Japan will bid to host the 2023 Women's World Cup, the Japan Football Association said Thursday. The JFA was originally planning to campaign for the 2019 tournament, and already had FIFA President Sepp Blatter's blessing to host the women's international showpiece. But with the Rugby World ...