In Japan's ancient capital of Kamakura, a revolutionary new football club that will promote the internationalization of Japanese sports and culture.
After graduating Rikkyo University, he joined Accenture PLC and worked at Tokyo Office, where he engaged mainly in business reforms of communications and high technology industries & construction of IT systems. In 2006, he moved to China (Dalian & Shanghai) where he engaged in consulting works for Japanese companies in Greater China, After leaving the company, he journeyed a whole year among 32 countries which participated in FIFA World Cup 2010 in his 「Journey of World Football」, and published a book of same title. (and he published another book titled「How did the world see Japan?」from Keizaidai Publishing) Presently, he is managing several companies in Southeast Asia and South Asia, engaged in training business abroad for the development of the global human resources. He works in Japan and Asian countries based in Singapore.
As a web marketing professional who went around the world, he is invited to many events like Digital Marketing Forum ad:tech and others as a speaker. Also he appeared in various media like newspaper, mags and television. In 2003, he started his journey around the world, and he wrote travel journals on internet of Asia, South America, and Africa. And in 2014, he went to the journey around the world for the second time, and this time he went to Antarctica. After returning to Japan, he is working on the web marketing like SEO to affiliate in a EC company
In 2014, at his age of 31, he moved from IT industry to soccer business. He joined Cambodian professional soccer club, engaging in Sales , PR, and Game Management, but in 6months, the finances of the parent company worsened, and the club’s survival became in crisis. So he became the temporary club owner, and the club went to 3rd in Hun Sen Cup in the same year. After that, he met the new owner and sold the club to him. And he became new general manager of the club and the club went to 3rd in the Cambodian league. In 2016, he came back to Japan, and joined the Marketing Division of Avispa Fukuoka, engaging in marketing and game management. And in November of 2017, he joined present club.
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 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.
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.
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.
After graduation, he joined the major apparel company, and in 2007, he established a lifestyle brand called 「niko and …」at Adastria Co., Ltd.(ex.Trinity Arts). Presently, he is responsible for the marketing strategies for 20 different brands, directing the lifestyle activities, and researching the various trends, etc.
After graduating Kyoto University, he joined Mitsubishi Corporation in 2002, and assigned to Chemical Products Division. After taking part in various business in chemical products, he took part in the global business in chemical business, working at Taiwan office, German office. In 2017, he retired from Mitsubishi Corporation, and founded Green Sports Alliance Japan, and is trying to realizing the business of Sustainable Development Growth. In August 2018, He have received a letter of appreciation from United Nations Global Climate Action Head for his actions. In December 2018, he was invited to COP24 Katowice.