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Soccer May 12, 2016

East Asian Football Federation to support Kumamoto earthquake relief efforts

The East Asian Football Federation will donate $20,000 to the Kumamoto Football Association to aid recovery efforts following the recent earthquakes that have rocked Kumamoto and surrounding areas in Kyushu, Japan Football Association president Kozo Tashima said Wednesday. Tashima, an executive board member of soccer's ...

JFA boss Tashima eager to put end to J. League schedule debate

Soccer Apr 26, 2016

JFA boss Tashima eager to put end to J. League schedule debate

Japan Football Association president Kozo Tashima wants to put an end to the running debate on the potential switch to a fall-spring season for the J. League. A month has passed since Tashima beat former general secretary Hiromi Hara in the JFA's first presidential election. ...

New JFA vice president Okada keen to shake up Japanese soccer

Soccer Apr 1, 2016

New JFA vice president Okada keen to shake up Japanese soccer

New Japan Football Association vice president Takeshi Okada fired a warning shot on Friday, urging the Japanese soccer community to have the courage to change if it wants to retain its current status in the world game. Japan's two-time World Cup coach spoke for the ...

Soccer Mar 31, 2016

Japan to host East Asian Cup in 2017

The East Asian Football Federation announced on Thursday that Japan will host the next East Asian Cup in December 2017. The EAFF made the decision through meetings of its executive committee and congress. The fixtures and venues have yet to be decided. The most recent East ...

New JFA president Tashima targets World Cup semi spot by 2030

Soccer Mar 27, 2016

New JFA president Tashima targets World Cup semi spot by 2030

New Japan Football Association president Kozo Tashima vowed to achieve his organization's midterm goal of reaching the World Cup semifinals by 2030 when he officially took office on Sunday. The 58-year-old, who won the presidential election at the end of January when he was vice ...

Soccer Mar 10, 2016

Tashima named new JFA president

The Japan Football Association approved FIFA executive committee member Kozo Tashima as its new president and former national team manager Takeshi Okada as the vice president on Thursday at a board of directors meeting. The 58-year-old Tashima won the presidential election in late January and ...

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 ...