Japan Football Association is discussing the possibility of setting up a women’s professional football league, according to news reported local media.

Kyodo News reports that the JFA, as part of the first steps towards setting up a new league, will first establish a preparatory committee, to research on profitability analysis, participation in standards development, and team selection, targeting a launch in 2021.

Currently the semi-professional top women’s Nadeshiko football league has ten teams, and the new league may begin with a lineup of eight.

Japan is also one of several countries to have submitted bids to host the 2023 Women’s World Cup.

Sports Streaming platform MyCujoo agreed earlier in 2019 on a four-year deal with the Japanese women’s football league to show content from its second and third-tier competitions until 2022, as well as cup matches from the first-tier in 2019.


The information contained in this article is for educational and informational purposes only and is not intended as a health advice. We would ask you to consult a qualified professional or medical expert to gain additional knowledge before you choose to consume any product or perform any exercise.


Aspiring journalist working for sportzbusiness.com and exploring the juncture of sports, business and technology. Interested in sports economy and logistics of sports policy-making.

Write A Comment

three × five =


By navigating our site, you agree to allow us to use cookies, in accordance with our Privacy Policy.