In the 2019 Japanese Soccer League (J1) season, the average annual player salary for the first team squad of Vissel Kobe amounted to approximately 1.57 million U.S. dollars.
5 interesting facts about Japan
- The world's oldest company is in Japan.
- It has the 11th largest population in the world.
- The Japanese live (almost) the longest.
- There is 1 vending machine for every 24 people.
- Nearly half the zippers worldwide are made in Japan.
Sushi is, without doubt, one of the most famous foods to come from Japan. A dish that was born in ancient times, sushi originated from the process of preserving fish in fermented rice. Today it's made with vinegared rice and fresh fish, presented in a number of ways and shapes.
Japanese macaque The Official National Animal. What animals are Japan's national symbols? The so-called snow monkey, the Japanese macaque (Macaca fuscata), is Japan's national animal. Japan also has a national bird – the Japanese pheasant or green pheasant (Phasianus versicolor).
The Chinese National Football League (CNFL), previously known as American Football League of China (AFLC) is the oldest, American-rules football organization in China. The league is meant to be American football for China, with 92% of players in the 2016 season being Chinese nationals.
The main reason Japan has a blue uniform is because blue is one of the main colors of the Japan Football Association (FJF or JFA). A common belief is that the uniform color "represents the blue sky and the ocean symbolizing Japan's national territory", but that meaning was later attributed.
Baseball Baseball is historically the most popular sport in Japan. It was introduced to Japan in 1872 by Horace Wilson, who taught at the Kaisei School in Tokyo. The first baseball team was called the Shimbashi Athletic Club and was established in 1878. Baseball has been a popular sport ever since.
Top 5 Most Popular Sports in Japan
- 1 Baseball (45.2% of Japanese people's favourite sport)
- 2 Sumo Wrestling (27.3% of Japanese people's favourite sport)
- 3 Soccer (Association Football) (25.0% of Japanese people's favourite sport)
- 4 Tennis (21.7% of Japanese people's favourite sport)
The takeaway: Americans aren't the only ones who don't call it "football." Not by a long shot. Much of Southeast Asia, Japan, Korea, Oceania, South Africa and even Italy call it something other than "football." The reason people all over the world call it football is simple — you kick the ball with your foot.Aug 19, 2017