Based on FIFA’s decision in July 2014, “player’s agent system” was globally abolished and the player agent’s license had become invalid as of 31 May 2015. Instead, new intermediaries system was established and globally introduced as from 1 April 2015.
In the intermediary system, players (or clubs) who utilize the services of third person (this person is call as “intermediary”) must register to JFA information about the intermediary together with various information on the transaction in which the intermediary was involved.
In Japan, in addition to the above registration made by players (or clubs), the intermediary must register himself/herself to JFA in advance of the start of his/her activity as intermediary in Japan.
To: All the professional players
When you (as a professional player) utilize the service of an intermediary, you are required to register to JFA various information about the intermediary you used. Failure to do so can lead you to the disciplinary sanctions by JFA Disciplinary Committee. Importantly, you are jointly liable for the misbehavior of the intermediary who you utilize. Therefore, you must be utmost careful when choosing and contracting with intermediaries.
To: Head coach, coach, official or staff of a club
When you (as a head coach, coach, official or staff of a club) have any kinds of contract with an intermediary (or its company), you must swiftly report that contractual relationship to JFA.
If you attempt to act as an intermediary in Japan, you must make application to register yourself to JFA as intermediary before you start your activity as intermediary in Japan, by submitting the registration form attached with other documentations as well as paying the registration fee (“Intermediary Registration”). You must carefully read the regulations (JFA Regulations on Intermediaries) and should make the relevant proceeding strictly according to JFA Regulations. Disciplinary sanctions can be imposed on you in case of any incompliance with JFA Regulations.
JFA Regulations on Intermediary
JFA Intermediary Declaration (English)
[JFA Form #CH-1] Application for Intermediary Registration
[JFA Form #CH-2] Application for Transaction Registration (for player's use)
[JFA Form #CH-4] Report on Contractual Relation (for Head Coach etc. use)
[JFA Form #CH-5] Report on Contractual Relation (for intermediary use)
[JFA Form #CH-6] Letter of Consent on Information Disclosure (for players)
[JFA Form #CH-7] Letter of Consent on Information Disclosure (for clubs)
JFA Standard Intermediary Contract (for players)
JFA Standard Intermediary Contract (for clubs)