Japan Football Hall of Fame
JFA Hall of Fame Inductee
Inductees recommended by the Committee (Past Presidents/6th president)
Time in charge: 1987 - 1992
- Born in Kyoto on 5 February 1911
Graduated from Kyoto Normal School (now Kyoto University of Education).
After career in teaching, works in Department of Hygiene and Department of Labour in Kyoto Prefectural Government.
Later establishes Fujita Building, and serves as president of the company in 1987 after serving as director and vice president. During his service of president, J-League was established. After spells as board member and vice-president, is appointed president of the Japan Football Association in 1987. Works to build the foundations of modern Japanese football during his reign, overseeing the foundation of the J League, the decision to bid for the hosting rights of the FIFA World Cup, the launch of the Japan Women's Football League (now L League), and the establishment of the All-Japan Youth Championships. Accompanies Japan national team to several international matches in capacities including team director.
Also focuses efforts on developing football in the Kansai region, including roles as president of the Kyoto Football Association and vice-president of the Kansai Football Association. Holds various different posts, including board member of the Japan Sports Association, president of the Kyoto Amateur Sports Association, and president of the Kyoto City Amateur Sports Association. Serves as director of the Kyoto Prefecture representative team at the National Sports Festival for many years.
Awarded Blue Medal of Honour in 1975, 4th Class Order of the Rising Sun in 1982, and FIFA Order of Merit in 1992, and a set of the Silver Pin in 1993.
Passes away in 2002.