JFA approves 115 loans for clubs threatened by pandemic

Soccer May 22, 2020

JFA approves 115 loans for clubs threatened by pandemic

The Japan Football Association has approved loans totaling ¥210 million ($1.9 million) to 115 financially strapped soccer clubs, it announced Thursday. Funds for the first 71 loans, part of a program to keep teams going during the new coronavirus pandemic, have already been transferred after ...

English soccer administrators isolated after contact with JFA head

Soccer Mar 19, 2020

English soccer administrators isolated after contact with JFA head

Two staff members from England's Football Association went into self-isolation after coming into contact with the president of the Japan Football Association, who since tested positive for coronavirus, the BBC reported Wednesday. According to several media outlets, the F.A. said in a statement the two ...

COVID-19 strikes Japanese soccer

Soccer | From the Spot Mar 18, 2020

COVID-19 strikes Japanese soccer

by Dan Orlowitz

Since late February, Japanese soccer's professional and amateur competitions have shut down in an attempt to protect players, coaches and fans from the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak that has forced the cancellation of major sporting events around the world. On Tuesday, a wrench was thrown into ...

Kozo Tashima re-elected to FIFA Council

Soccer Apr 6, 2019

Kozo Tashima re-elected to FIFA Council

Japan Football Association President Kozo Tashima was re-elected to the FIFA Council on Saturday by the Asian Football Confederation. Tashima was one of the seven candidates up for election by the AFC Congress for five of its six seats on the FIFA council. The 61-year-old Tashima ...

Soccer Nov 28, 2018

Japan backs incumbent in Asian confederation election

Japan Football Association President Kozo Tashima on Wednesday threw his support behind Sheikh Salman Bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa's bid for re-election as Asian Football Confederation president. Tashima praised Sheikh Salman's success in developing Asian soccer "both on and off the pitch" and for promoting commercial ...

Nishino to pass torch as manager

Soccer / World Cup Jul 5, 2018

Nishino to pass torch as manager

by Andrew McKirdy

National team manager Akira Nishino predicted Thursday that Japan will improve on its 2018 World Cup performance by reaching the quarterfinals in 2022, but he will not be around to lead the charge after the Japan Football Association announced it would not extend his ...