In November, the board of directors of the Japan Football Association (JFA) voted to establish a new professional women’s league. Specifics about this potential new league were lacking, but late last week, more details surfaced, attributed to “interviews with multiple stakeholders” (wire article in the Hochi Shimbun). An English version or summary of the report was published by the Kyodo News agency (via the Japan Times).
As announced in November, this new league would be at the top of the women’s pyramid in Japan with the Nadeshiko League, which currently has three divisions (1, 2, and “Challenge”), continuing in some form. (Japan Times) Continue reading “Notes: More Details Emerge About Japan’s Proposed New Women’s Professional League”