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Japanese Football Association

日本サッカー協会, Nihon Sakkā Kyōkai

Last modified: 2023-11-04 by zachary harden
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[Japanese Football Association]
image by Zachary Harden, 21 October 2017

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About JFA

  • Founded: 1921
  • FIFA Affiliation: 1921
    • AFC Affiliation: 1954
    • EAFF Affiliation: 2002
  • FIFA Code: JPN
  • FIFA World Cup appearances: 1998 - 2002 - 2006 - 2010 - 2014 - 2018
  • Other FIFA Tiles: FIFA Women's World Cup Final 2011, FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Final 2014
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At here and here show the "symbol mark" of the JFA turned into a banner. This symbol (and flag) was adopted in 2017; the previous symbol (and flag) was used (to my earliest knowledge) was 2011 according to this post by the JFA (history of the crow symbol). The main difference is the change of font to the FIFA-wordmark like font, the crow to match the emblem used on the uniforms of the players and the soccer ball was changed to the plain circle (to invoke the national flag).
Zachary Harden, 21 October 2017

Previous flag

[Japanese Football Association]
image by Zachary Harden, 21 October 2017

Fan flag

[Japanese Football Association]
by Manuel Gabino

The flag features the Japanese Football Association emblem in the center and white letters of c 1994 JFA. The JFA official emblem symbols are: The black bird is a crow with three legs which symbolizes the sun god in ancient China. Yellow symbolizes fairness and blue youth.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 18 June 2003

This website points that this flag was designed and used in 2006. Here shows that emblem was in use from 1999 to 2006 (the current emblem is the same pattern, except for the yellow was changed to white.
Zachary Harden, 21 October 2017

[Japan Tennis Association (Japan)] Source; image by Tomislav Šipek, 30 September 2023