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

Mitsuru MURAI(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 February 25, 2021]

Board of Directors Name Organisation
Chairman Mitsuru MURAI Japan Professional Football League
Vice Chairman Hiromi HARA Japan Professional Football League
Senior Managing Director Masaaki KIMURA Japan Professional Football League
Director (Full-time) Shinji KUBOTA Japan Professional Football League
Director (Full-time) Yuriko SAEKI Japan Professional Football League
Director (Part-time) Yoshikazu NONOMURA President, Consadole Co., Ltd.
Director (Part-time) Kunio NUMATA President, FC Mito Hollyhock Co., Ltd.
Representative Director, Hollyhock IBARAKI Club
Director (Part-time) Naoki OGANE President, TOKYO FOOTBALL CLUB Co., Ltd.
Director (Part-time) Hiroyuki SHIMOKAWA Chairman, Zelvia Co., Ltd.
Director (Part-time) Yoshihiro WARASHINA Chairman, Kawasaki Frontale Co., Ltd.
Director (Part-time) Masaki TSUKANO President, SC TOTTORI Co., Ltd.
Director (Part-time) Toru ENOKI President, Oita Football Club Co., Ltd.
Director (Part-time) Takayuki TATEISHI CEO, STVV NV
Director (Part-time) Dai TAMESUE President, DEPORTARE PARTNERS
Director (Part-time) Kumi FUJISAWA President, Sophia Bank
Director (Part-time) Retz FUJISAWA Representative Director, RCF
Executive Director, Japan Association of New Public
Director (Part-time) Wataru BABA Executive Officer Business Innovation Division General Manager, Panasonic Corporation
*Director (Part-time) Kiyotaka SUHARA General Secretary and CEO, Japan Football Association
*Director (Part-time) Yasuharu SORIMACHI Technical Director, Technical Committee, Japan Football Association
*Director (Part-time) Toshiyuki MAYUZUMI Chairman of Referees Committee, Japan Football Association
Auditor (Part-time) Noriko OTSUKA Representative, Noriko OTSUKA CPA Firm
Auditor (Part-time) Tadashi YAMAZAKI PROPERTY INNOVATION CONSULTING Co., Ltd.
Co-opted Member, Executive Committee (Part-time) Takao KONISHI President, J.LEAGUE INC.
Co-opted Member, Executive Committee (Part-time) Shingo TOYAMA Corporate Executive Officer, Europe Business, BeNEXT Technologies Inc.
Co-opted Member, Executive Committee (Part-time) Hideyuki HATA President, ONE Championship Japan
Co-opted Member, Executive Committee (Part-time) Ryuji BANDO MR12, Football Commentator
Co-opted Member, Executive Committee (Part-time) Kenji FUMA CEO, Neural Inc.

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 April 28, 2021]

J1 Position/Name
HOKKAIDO CONSADOLE SAPPORO President Yoshikazu NONOMURA
VEGALTA SENDAI President Tomohiro SASAKI
KASHIMA ANTLERS President Fumiaki KOIZUMI
URAWA REDS President Yoichi TACHIBANA
KASHIWA REYSOL President Ryuichiro TAKIKAWA
F.C.TOKYO President Naoki OGANE
KAWASAKI FRONTALE President Yoshihiro WARASHINA
YOKOHAMA F・MARINOS President Ryoji KUROSAWA
YOKOHAMA FC President and COO Kazuhiro UEO
SHONAN BELLMARE President Naohito MIZUTANI
SHIMIZU S-PULSE President Shinya YAMAMURO
NAGOYA GRAMPUS President Koki KONISHI
GAMBA OSAKA President Tadashi ONO
CEREZO OSAKA President Hiroaki MORISHIMA
VISSEL KOBE President Taiki TOKUYAMA
SANFRECCE HIROSHIMA President Shingo SENDA
TOKUSHIMA VORTIS President Kazuhiro KISHIDA
AVISPA FUKUOKA President Takashi KAWAMORI
SAGAN TOSU President Junjiro FUKUOKA
OITA TRINITA President Toru ENOKI
J2 Position/Name
BLAUBLITZ AKITA President Kosuke IWASE
MONTEDIO YAMAGATA President Kentaro AITA
MITO HOLLYHOCK President Koh KOJIMA
TOCHIGI SC President Daisuke HASHIMOTO
THESPA KUSATSU GUNMA President Munenori MORI
OMIYA ARDIJA President Hidehiko SANO
JEF UNITED CHIBA President Ko MORIMOTO
TOKYO VERDY President Joji MORIMOTO
FC MACHIDA ZELVIA President Takehisa OTOMO
S.C.SAGAMIHARA President Shigeyoshi MOCHIZUKI
VENTFORET KOFU President Satoru SAKUMA
MATSUMOTO YAMAGA F.C. Chairman Fumiyuki KANDA
ALBIREX NIIGATA President Yukio NAKANO
ZWEIGEN KANAZAWA President Keishi NISHIKAWA
JUBILO IWATA President and CEO Masaru ONO
KYOTO SANGA F.C..C. President Masaaki ITOU
FAGIANO OKAYAMA President Tokuhiko SUZUKI
RENOFA YAMAGUCHI FC President Takashi KAWAMURA
EHIME FC President Tadashi MURAKAMI
GIRAVANZ KITAKYUSHU President Yukito TAMAI
V・VAREN NAGASAKI President Haruna TAKATA
FC RYUKYU Executive Vice President and Sports Director Kei HIROSAKI
J3 Position/Name
VANRAURE HACHINOHE President Kengo SHIMOTAI
IWATE GRULLA MORIOKA President Tatsuro SAKAMOTO
FUKUSHIMA UNITED FC President Hayato SUZUKI
Y.S.C.C. YOKOHAMA President Jiro YOSHINO
AC NAGANO PARCEIRO President Yoshiyuki MACHIDA
KATALLER TOYAMA President Shigeo HIDARITOMO
FUJIEDA MYFC President Kosuke TOKUDA
AZUL CLARO NUMAZU President Takashi WATANABE
FC GIFU President Hiroyuki MIYATA
GAINARE TOTTORI President Masaki TSUKANO
KAMATAMARE SANUKI Representative executive director Hideki IKEUCHI
FC.IMABARI President Masafumi YANO
ROASSO KUMAMOTO President Motomu NAGATA
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.

  • Rules Committee
  • Judicial Affairs Committee
  • Match Commissioner Committee
  • Marketing Committee

7. General Secretariat

The General Secretariat handles the tasks related to the General Meeting, the Board of Directors, and the various subcommittees, supports the Chairman in his professional duties, and plans various matters related to the activities of the J.League.

8. Related Companies

The audiovisual recording and archival of J.League official matches, sale of broadcast/publication rights, management of usage rights, insurance, etc. are entrusted to the following companies.