Football in Japan
Founded in 1921, the Japanese football association is one of the most active members of our global football family. After joining FIFA in 1929, the new member achieved its first tournament victory twelve months later in the Far Eastern Games - a triumph that was to be repeated at various other events. The association has often excelled in the role of host. An exhaustive list of all of the tournaments would be impossible; suffice it to say that it has hosted all of the types of football recognised by FIFA. The Japan Football Association played an exemplary role in founding its own league (JSL) in 1965 that is still thriving today in a variety of forms. The Japanese association supervises 47 regional associations and coordinates their demands and needs. Having organised various FIFA competitions at world level, starting with the U-20 FIFA World Cup in 1979, reaching a climax with the 2002 FIFA World Cup Korea/Japan™, and including the FIFA Club World Cup that has been regularly held in Japan since 2005, the Japan Football Association is the most active FIFA member in this respect.
Second Goal project
On 2 June 2009, the Goal Bureau approved the second project proposed by the Japan Football Association, whose objective is to acquire state-of-the-art equipment for the medical centre constructed under the first project.
Use of FAP funds
Financing of Goal project
Equipment for the medical centre at J-Village, the national technical centre in Fukushima
Project approved on
2 June 2009
Opened on 14 September 2009
Financed by
Goal USD 400,000 Association USD 119,617 Total cost USD 519,617