Japan Rugby Football Union

The Japan Rugby Football Union (JRFU; Japanese: 日本ラグビーフットボール協会, Nihon Ragubi- Futtobo-ru Kyo-kai) is the governing body for rugby union in Japan. It was formed 30 November 1926, and organises matches for the Japan national team.

Japan Rugby Football Union
SportRugby union
Founded1926 (1926)
World Rugby affiliation1987
Asia Rugby affiliation1968
PatronPrincess Akiko of Mikasa
ChairmanKensuke Iwabuchi
PresidentMasato Tsuchida
Men's coachJamie Joseph
Women's coachLesley McKenzie
(in English)

The JRFU is currently one of only two federations from outside the Six Nations and The Rugby Championship with a seat on the executive council of World Rugby, the sport's international governing body (the other is Rugby Canada). Former Japanese prime minister Yoshirō Mori served as the JRFU's current president until 2015, when Tadashi Okamura took over the position.[1][2]

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