Women's football in Japan

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Women's football in Japan is one of the rising powers of women's football.[1][2][3]

National competition[edit]

L. League is the national competition for women fooballers in Japan.[4][5]

National team[edit]

The Japan women's national football team, organised by the Japan Football Association, are the only Asian women's to win FIFA Women's World Cup, winning in 2011[6][7]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Nadeshiko's Sawa says she has no regrets". Yomiuri Shimbun. Retrieved 2012-08-26. 
  2. ^ "Taking the Measure of the Year's Victors". The New York Times. Retrieved 2012-09-02. 
  3. ^ http://goal.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/07/13/japans-women-have-come-farther-than-most/
  4. ^ "Women's football is booming in Japan as the game tries to capitalise on Nadeshiko's World Cup and Olympic success". Goal.com. Retrieved 2012-08-26. 
  5. ^ "Women's game enjoys newfound popularity but not counting its laurels". Asahi Shimbun. Retrieved 2012-08-26. 
  6. ^ "VOX POPULI: Nadeshiko Japan in full bloom". Asahi Shimbun. Retrieved 2012-08-26. 
  7. ^ "Small-sided soccer turns Japan into big-time women's program - Chicago Tribune". Articles.chicagotribune.com. 2012-05-19. Retrieved 2013-12-17.