FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019™

7 June - 7 July


Date of Birth 19 April 1968
Country JPN
Asako Takakura-Takemoto took over in 2016 from the legendary Norio Sasaki, who steered Japan to FIFA World Cup glory in 2011. She was an international in her playing days, and since becoming a coach has led teams on the highest stage on two occasions already, namely the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in 2014 and the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in 2016, where she helped Japan to third place.