ABOUT

Creating an Inclusive Society through Football

JIFF was established in 2016 as one of JFA’s related organisations at the same time as the 7 disability football associations have also been established. Our primary mission is to create an inclusive society through football. We will continue to endeavor and keep moving forward to the end, no matter how much our society and the sport community change due to the spread of the Covid-19.

Inclusive Environment where Anyone can Enjoy Football Anytime, Anywhere

Since the beginning year, we have been running the “Inclusive Football Festa” with support of our partners and local companies/organisations. As we introduced online-based program, the range of participants, with and without disabilities, is expanding in more parts of Japan.
We introduced the “JIFF official coach registration system” in 2018 with the aim for making anybody can coach persons with disabilities. The number of the registered coaches is increasing at a stable pace and they have started coaching for disability football throughout Japan.

KITAZAWA Tsuyoshi

Also, the continuous partnership conferences in the 9 major regions of Japan since 2019 had led to development and organisation of a network that the 7 disability football associations, local disability football teams, the prefectural football association and J-League clubs join in. We will keep driving the movement.

Introduction of a Common Uniform for Japan National Disability Football Teams

In 2017, we standardized the uniforms of the Japan national disability football teams in the 13 categories organised by the 7 disability football associations, which had previously been uniquely designed each other.
At the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, in the three “football” categories (Men's U-24, women’s A team and Men's national blind football team), every ”Japan national players” wore a common uniform for the first time.

Contribution to the Promotion and Development of Disability Football in Global

In March 2021, we have signed partnership agreement with Para Football Foundation which works in promoting and developing disability football in global. Not only the activities so far in collaboration with JFA and the 7 disability football associations in Japan, we will expand our mission in the global arena.

As the latest measure to support the 7 disability football associations, we newly opened the “joint secretariat for disability football” which is a shared office for our member associations and started providing personnel support for them as well.

KITAZAWA Tsuyoshi
PresidentJapan Inclusive Football Federation

About JIFF

JIFF is a related organisation of the Japan Football Association (JFA). We work in collaboration with JFA to achieve our visions and to support the 7 disability football associations.

Our Ideal

Through football, we contribute to creation of a vibrant, inclusive society where everyone, with and without disabilities, can enjoy the value of sport and individuality of each person is fully respected.

Our Vision

  1. By promoting and developing disability football until it takes deeply root in society, we will create an environment where anyone can enjoy football anytime, anywhere.
  2. By strengthening the base of disability football in Japan, we will create world-class national teams that move, inspire and encourage the people of Japan.
  3. By keeping good governance and fulfilling our social responsibilities, we will enhance the value of disability football.

Cooperation with JFA

Our Role
  1. Liaison between JFA and the member associations
  2. Consensus building among the member associations
  3. Planning and implementation of measures to develop disability football and disability sport
  4. Reinforcement of cooperation among the member associations
Our Role

Overview

Name
Japan Inclusive Football Association (JIFF)
Establishment
April 1st 2016
Executives

*Appointed in June 2020.

President
KITAZAWA Tsuyoshi
Vice Presidents
IGUCHI Kenji (Japan Blind Football Association)
YAMAKI Jyo (Japan Powerchair Football Association)
General Secretary
MATSUDA Kunji (Japan Football Association)
Directors
SASSA Tsuyoshi (Japan Social Football Association)
JIN Iyoko (Japan Cerebral Palsy Football Association)
TANAKA Kenji (Japan Deaf Football Association)
TSUSHIMA Naoki (Japan Football Federation for Persons with Intellectual Disability)
HIBINO TANAKA Nobuko (Toin University of Yokohama)
MAEHANA Hirofumi (Japan Amputee Football Association)
Auditors
OKUMURA Takehiro (CPA)
TARUMOTO Satoshi (Lawyer)
Members
  • Japan Amputee Football Association
  • Japan Cerebral Palsy Football Association
  • Japan Social Football Association
  • Japan Football Federation for Persons with Intellectual Disability
  • Japan Powerchair Football Association
  • Japan Blind Football Association
  • Japan Deaf Football Association
Address
JFA House, Football Ave. (3-10-15 Hongo), Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, Japan, 113-8311
Contact
jiff_info@jfa.or.jp

Activities

JIFF was established to fulfill two key missions: to support the 7 disability football associations and to carry out activities for the realization of an inclusive society.

1. Support for the 7 Disability Football Associations

We support the 7 disability football associations in order to improve their business infrastructure, sport performance and promotion activities for each type of football.

  • Introduction of a common uniform for Japan national disability football teams
  • Joint secretariat for disability football (Shared office) and personnel support
  • Public Relations of the 7 types of disability Football
  • Working as a primary contact point to response to inquiries on disability football
Support for the 7 Disability Football Associations

2. Activities for the Realization of an Inclusive Society

We are working to create an environment where anyone can enjoy football anytime, anywhere, and to dissolve social barriers between people with and without disabilities.

  • Creating an inclusive environment through efforts of Inclusive Football Festa
  • Training Courses for Coaching of Disability Football and Registration System
  • Partnership Conference for Building a Network of Disability Football in the 9 Regions of Japan
  • Financial supports for sign language interpretation
  • Education programs for companies and schools
Activities for the Realization of an Inclusive Society