In Japan's ancient capital of Kamakura, a revolutionary new football club that will promote the internationalization of Japanese sports and culture.
Upon graduating from university in 1980, Akira Toyabe joined the Nomura Research Institute and was assigned to the group’s headquarters in Kamakura City. In 2002 he co-founded Kusatsu Onsen Football Club and served on the board of directors that guided Thespa Kusatsu Gunma from Japan’s regional leagues to the second division of the J.League. Since 2016 he has served as an advisor to NRI Consulting & Solutions in Thailand.
Born in Parana, Brazil. Japanese third-generation.
Worked in key roles at Santos SC and AA Internacional de Limeira, and also contributed in winning titles in both domestic and abroad. Held management roles at Portuguesa, São Caetano and Avispa Fukuoka as well.
With his vast experiences in major clubs abroad, he will act as an advisor for KIFC, especially in a club’s international affairs.
Born in Kamakura. A graduate of Kamakura High School Soccer team. Head coach of Meiji University Soccer team from 2005?2014. Many of his students became pro soccer players. He became the head coach of Japan National University Soccer team in 2014.
And his team became 3rd in the Soccer tournament of 2015 Summer Universiade. With his vast experience of coaching, he is going to be an advisor to KIFC, especially in team making.
A former Japan U-19 National Team member who represented Japan at various youth levels, Fumiya Kogure joined Albirex Niigata after graduating from high school. He later joined Mito Hollyhock in the J2 and Azul Claro Numazu in the JFL before transferring to Albirex Niigata Singapore, becoming the S-League’s MVP in his first of three seasons there. He will advise the club on player acquisition and development.
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