Message from the President
Football is the world’s most popular sport that so many people love and enjoy. People all over the world are passionate about football. Football gives us courage and hope. Football inspires us. Through football we can overcome differences in culture, language, religion, and ethnic background to develop friendship with one another. The international community is still troubled by conflicts, discrimination, poverty, global warming and many other unresolved issues. Football may not be able to solve these issues, but it can encourage people to dream and give them hope to live. With respect for all people and for all things related to football, the Japan Football Association will uphold our legacy of high ethical values and transparency as we contribute to the improvement of the level and value of Asian football. We hope the efforts we put forward in cooperation with the football family in Japan and across the world will bring peace and hope to the global community.
TASHIMA Kohzo President, Japan Football Association