On February 7, the Japan Football Association (JFA) and their Danish counterpart Dansk Boldspil Union (DBU) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The two parties signed the Understanding in the presence of the Danish Minister for Culture, Mette Bock, Danish ambassador Freddy Svane and the General Director of the Japan Sports Agency, Daichi Suzuki.
The MoU was signed by Jesper Møller, chairman of DBU, and Kozo Tashima, President of JFA.
The signing of the MoU is a step towards strengthening the relationship between the two associations, and to promote football (soccer) in both countries. The MoU offers a framework to enhance the mutual cooperation between the two associations and cooperation between Japan and Denmark.
The MoU aims at promoting work with grass root organisations, health and fitness, national teams, womens’ football as well as education for trainers and referees.
Danish Minister for Culture, Mette Bock, is in Japan related to the 150 years anniversary of diplomatic relations between Denmark and Japan.