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Professional Referees

Japan Football Association (JFA) has implemented “Professional Referee System” in order for the top-level referees to fully concentrate on refereeing. Professional Referees (PR) will strive to improve their level of refereeing at the same time contribute to the refereeing in Japan as a whole by giving lectures and participating in other instructional activities across the nation. Currently, 10 referees and 3 assistant referees have contract as Professional Referees (PR) with the JFA.

Referees
  • MURAKAMI Nobutsugu

    MURAKAMI Nobutsugu

    Date of birth: 1969/5/11
    Affiliation:Gifu
    Registered: 2008

  • NISHIMURA Yuichi

    NISHIMURA Yuichi

    Date of birth: 1972/4/17
    Affiliation:Tokyo
    Registered: 2004

  • MATSUO Hajime

    MATSUO Hajime

    Date of birth: 1972/9/26
    Affiliation:Osaka Prefecture
    Registered: 2008

  • IEMOTO Masaaki

    IEMOTO Masaaki

    Date of birth: 1973/6/2
    Affiliation:Kanagawa
    Registered: 2005

  • TOJO Minoru

    TOJO Minoru

    Date of birth: 1976/8/30
    Affiliation:Saitama
    Registered: 2008

  • IMAMURA Yoshiro

    IMAMURA Yoshiro

    Date of birth: 1977/3/5
    Affiliation:Shiga
    Registered: 2020

  • SATO Ryuji

    SATO Ryuji

    Date of birth: 1977/4/16
    Affiliation:Aichi
    Registered: 2009

  • IIDA Jumpei

    IIDA Jumpei

    Date of birth: 1981/8/14
    Affiliation:Tokyo
    Registered: 2011

  • KIMURA Hiroyuki

    KIMURA Hiroyuki

    Date of birth: 1982/1/30
    Affiliation:Hokkaido
    Registered: 2012

  • YAMAMOTO Yudai

    YAMAMOTO Yudai

    Date of birth: 1983/3/4
    Affiliation:Kyoto
    Registered: 2015

  • FUKUSHIMA Koichiro

    FUKUSHIMA Koichiro

    Date of birth: 1983/12/20
    Affiliation:Kagoshima
    Registered: 2020

  • ARAKI Yusuke

    ARAKI Yusuke

    Date of birth: 1986/5/2
    Affiliation:Tokyo
    Registered: 2018

Assistant referees
  • YAMAUCHI Hiroshi

    YAMAUCHI Hiroshi

    Date of birth: 1979/1/20
    Affiliation:Tokyo
    Registered: 2018

  • TAKAGI Takumi

    TAKAGI Takumi

    Date of birth: 1982/1/9
    Affiliation:Kanagawa
    Registered: 2018

  • NISHIHASHI Isao

    NISHIHASHI Isao

    Date of birth: 1986/8/27
    Affiliation:Osaka Prefecture
    Registered: 2020

  • NOMURA Osamu

    NOMURA Osamu

    Date of birth: 1989/6/26
    Affiliation:Hyogo
    Registered: 2020

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