Organization

1. General Meeting

The regular general meeting of the Company is composed of all employees and is held twice a year. The resolutions of the general meeting are as follows.

  • Criteria for admission and the amount of admission fee and membership fee
  • Expulsion of a member
  • Election of honorary members
  • Election or dismissal of directors and auditors
  • Amount of remuneration, etc. for directors and auditors
  • Approval of the balance sheet and profit and loss statement (statement of change in net assets)
  • Approval of the business plan and budget
  • Amendments to the Articles of Incorporation
  • Establishment, revision and abolition of the J.LEAGUE club license issuance rules
  • Dissolution, and disposal of residual assets
  • Other important matters related to the business of the corporation, such as those stipulated by laws and regulations or the articles of incorporation as resolutions to be passed by the general assembly

Member

Yoshikazu NONOMURA(Japan Professional Football League Chairman)

J1

J2

J3

2. Board of Directors

The Board of Directors exercises the following powers in relation to the management of the J.LEAGUE. (In principle, it is held monthly.)

  • Decisions on the execution of the corporation’s business
  • Supervision of the execution of the director’s duties
  • Selection and dismissal of the directors (chairman) and executive board members
  • Other matters stipulated in the Articles of Incorporation, these Rules and Regulations and other related regulations

Board Members[as of September 29, 2022]

Position Name Organisation
Chairman Yoshikazu NONOMURA Japan Professional Football League
Director Shinji KUBOTA Japan Professional Football League
Director Yuta NAMIKI Japan Professional Football League
Director Hiroshi BABA Japan Professional Football League
Director Satoshi OKURA President, IWAKI SPORTS CLUB CO.,LTD
Director Fumiaki KOIZUMI CEO, Kashima Antlers F.C. Co., Ltd.
President, Mercari,Inc.
Director Naohito MIZUTANI President Director, SHONAN BELLMARE Co,.Ltd
Director Hiroaki MORISHIMA President, CEREZO OSAKA CO.,LTD
Director Yuji SUGIMOTO Bain Capital Private Equity Japan LLC
Managing Director
Head Japan Private Equity
Co-Head Asia Private Equity
Director Takayuki TATEISHI CEO, Sint=Truiden N,V
Director Takayuki TSUJII Social Business Consultant
Director Wataru BABA Panasonic Corporation, Director
Director Takuya HIRANO Microsoft Corporation Vice President Global Service Partners
Director Tsuneyasu MIYAMOTO Professional Football Coach
Director Yasuharu SORIMACHI JFA National Technical Director
Auditor Hidekazu SUZUKI Vice President, J.LEAGUE Inc.
Auditor Toru ENOKI Representative Director, Oita Football Club Co.,Ltd.
Auditor Kumi KOBAYASHI Representative Director, Tokyo Athletes Office, Inc.
Director, SPOKACHI, Inc.
Corporation Audit & Supervisory Board Member (External), KOSÉ Corporation
Co-opted Member, Executive Committee Atsuto UCHIDA JFA Role Model Coach
The club ambassador of FC Schalke 04
Co-opted Member, Executive Committee Kengo NAKAMURA Frontale Relations Organizer
JFA Role Model Coach
JFA Growth Strategist
Co-opted Member, Executive Committee Kenji FUMA CEO, Neural Inc.
Co-opted Member, Executive Committee Haruna TAKATA Chair, Japan Women’s Empowerment Professional Football League

3. Chairman

The Chairman represents the J.League and is responsible for overseeing and managing the league’s business operations.

  • Ensures the interests of the J.League by providing leadership to member clubs as well as individuals
  • Is the final arbiter of decisions regarding conflict resolution between member organizations or individuals as well as sanctions
  • Convenes and oversees the Executive Committee
  • Other responsibilities outlined in the J.League’s articles of incorporation

4. Executive Committee

The Executive Committee is comprised of The Chairman of the J.League, board member(s) in charge and representative directors from J1, J2, and J3 clubs. The Executive Committee decides on matters entrusted to it by the Board of Directors.

Executive Committee Members[as of November 26, 2022]

J1 Position/Name
HOKKAIDO CONSADOLE SAPPORO Representative Director GM Hirokatsu MIKAMI
KASHIMA ANTLERS President Fumiaki KOIZUMI
URAWA REDS President Yoichi TACHIBANA
KASHIWA REYSOL President Ryuichiro TAKIKAWA
F.C.TOKYO President Shigeya KAWAGISHI
KAWASAKI FRONTALE President Akihiro YOSHIDA
YOKOHAMA F・MARINOS President Akihiro NAKAYAMA
SHONAN BELLMARE President Naohito MIZUTANI
SHIMIZU S-PULSE President Shinya YAMAMURO
JUBILO IWATA President and CEO Masaru ONO
NAGOYA GRAMPUS President Koki KONISHI
KYOTO SANGA F.C. President Masaaki ITOU
GAMBA OSAKA President Tadashi ONO
CEREZO OSAKA President Hiroaki MORISHIMA
VISSEL KOBE President Yuki CHIFU
SANFRECCE HIROSHIMA President Shingo SENDA
AVISPA FUKUOKA President Takashi KAWAMORI
SAGAN TOSU President Junjiro FUKUOKA
                                                                       
J2 Position/Name
IWATE GRULLA MORIOKA President Yutaka AKITA
VEGALTA SENDAI President Tomohiro SASAKI
BLAUBLITZ AKITA President Kosuke IWASE
MONTEDIO YAMAGATA President Kentaro AITA
MITO HOLLYHOCK President Koh KOJIMA
TOCHIGI SC President Daisuke HASHIMOTO
THESPAKUSATSU GUNMA President Hiroshi ISHII
OMIYA ARDIJA President Hidehiko SANO
JEF UNITED CHIBA President Ko MORIMOTO
TOKYO VERDY Acting President Joji MORIMOTO
FC MACHIDA ZELVIA President Musashi UEDA
YOKOHAMA FC President and COO Ryo KIMURA
VENTFORET KOFU Representative Director GM Satoru SAKUMA
ALBIREX NIIGATA President Yukio NAKANO
ZWEIGEN KANAZAWA Representative Director GM Keishi NISHIKAWA
FAGIANO OKAYAMA Representative Director GM Tokuhiko SUZUKI
RENOFA YAMAGUCHI FC President Fumihiko KOYAMA
TOKUSHIMA VORTIS President Kazuhiro KISHIDA
V-VAREN NAGASAKI President Haruna TAKATA
ROASSO KUMAMOTO Board Chairman & President Motomu NAGATA
OITA TRINITA President Toru ENOKI
FC RYUKYU Board Chairman Keishiro KURABAYASHI
J3 Position/Name
VANRAURE HACHINOHE President Kentaro HOSOGOE
FUKUSHIMA UNITED FC President Hayato SUZUKI
IWAKI FC President Satoshi OKURA
Y.S.C.C. YOKOHAMA President Jiro YOSHINO
S.C. SAGAMIHARA Board Chairman Shigeyoshi MOCHIZUKI
MATSUMOTO YAMAGA F.C. President Fumiyuki KANDA
AC NAGANO PARCEIRO President Yoshiyuki MACHIDA
KATALLER TOYAMA President Shigeo HIDARITOMO
FUJIEDA MYFC President Kosuke TOKUDA
AZUL CLARO NUMAZU President Yudai TAKASHIMA
FC GIFU President Yushi KOMATSU
GAINARE TOTTORI President Masaki TSUKANO
KAMATAMARE SANUKI Representative Executive Director Hideki IKEUCHI
EHIME FC President Tadashi MURAKAMI
FC IMABARI President Masafumi YANO
GIRAVANZ KITAKYUSHU President Yukito TAMAI
TEGEVAJARO MIYAZAKI President Keita FUTAMURA
KAGOSHIMA UNITED FC President Tshuyoshi TOKUSIGE

5. Disciplinary Committee

The Disciplinary Committee is composed of no more than five members who serve as an advisory board to the Chairman on matters related to rules violations or other sanctions.

6. Advisory Committees

The Advisory Committees are convened by the Chairman under special jurisdiction to draft events or conduct investigations.

  • Judicial Affairs Committee
  • Match Commissioner Committee
  • Marketing Committee
  • Football Committee
  • Other committees as determined by the Board of Directors

7. J.LEAGUE Organization Overview

  • Official Name:Japan Professional Football League
  • Abbreviated Name:J.LEAGUE
  • Address:9F JFA House, 3-10-15 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033, Japan
  • Established:November 1, 1991
  • Chairman:Yoshikazu Nonomura
    Director (full-time):Shinji Kubota
               Yuta Namiki
               Hiroshi Baba

8. Organaization Chart

coming soon