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Japan's professional football league including the first division J1 League, second division J2 League and third division J3 League of the Japanese association football league system.

- J.League

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Yokohama Flügels

Yokohama Flügels (横浜フリューゲルス) was a Japanese football club that played in the J.League between 1993 and 1998.

Japan Football League

4th tier of the Japanese association football league system, positioned beneath the three divisions of the J.League.

According to the official document published in December 2013 when the J3 League was established, the J3 League was the 3rd level of the J.League.

J1 League

Top level of the Japan Professional Football League (日本プロサッカーリーグ) system.

Before the inception of the J.League, the highest level of club football was the Japan Soccer League (JSL), which consisted of amateur clubs.

Júbilo Iwata

Professional Japanese association football team that currently play in the J1 League.

Yamaha Stadium Júbilo Iwata

After making its way through the Shizuoka and Tōkai football leagues, it played in the Japan Soccer League until it reorganized as the J.League at the end of 1992.

Emperor's Cup

For the trophy awarded to winners of sumo tournaments, see Glossary of sumo terms.

This logo was used until 2017. However, it was used for TV broadcasting until 2021.
The Emperor's cup award stand
The crowd during the 2006 Emperor's Cup Final between Urawa Red Diamonds and Gamba Osaka

It has the longest tradition of any football match in Japan, dating back to 1921, before the formation of the J.League, Japan Football League and their predecessor, Japan Soccer League.

Urawa Red Diamonds

Urawa Red Diamonds (浦和レッドダイヤモンズ), colloquially Urawa Reds (浦和レッズ) (1950–present, also Mitsubishi Urawa Football Club (April 1992–January 1996)), are a professional football club in the city of Saitama, part of the Greater Tokyo Area in Japan.

International friendly match against Manchester United, July 30, 2005, Saitama Stadium

Urawa Red Diamonds was an original member ("Original Ten") of the J.League in 1993.

Japan Soccer League

Japan Soccer League (日本サッカーリーグ), or JSL, was the top flight association football league in Japan between 1965 and 1992, and was the precursor to the current professional league, the J.League.

J3 League

Third division of Japan Professional Football League (日本プロサッカーリーグ) that has established a third-tier professional association football league in Japan starting in 2013.

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A national third tier of Japanese association football was first established along with its professionalization in 1992, when the newly created Japan Football League kicked off with two tiers below the professional J. League.

National Stadium (Tokyo, 1958)

Multi-purpose stadium in Kasumigaoka, Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan.

The stadium during a J.League Cup match in 2004

1993: J.League Opening Match (Verdy Kawasaki vs Yokohama Marinos)

Apertura and Clausura


two teams, yellow and green, compete in an association football match

For most of its history (except in 1996) the J. League in Japan had a similar system for its first division, although it was called 1st Stage and 2nd Stage.