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Japan Women’s Softball League Organization, General Incorporated Association Announcement of the new chairman and new chairman of the Japan Women’s Softball League Organization, and the appointment of new directors.

[Japan Women’s Softball League Organization, General Incorporated Association] Announcement of the new chairman and new chairman of the Japan Women’s Softball League Organization, and the appointment of new directors.

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Press release: March 28, 2024
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Announcement of the new president and new chairman of the Japan Women’s Softball League General Incorporated Association, and the appointment of new directors
Japan Women’s Softball League Organization (Location: 20th floor, Shinjuku Green Tower Building, 6-14-1 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Representative Director: Miyake)
Yutaka) as of March 28, 2024,
We would like to inform you that Yutaka Miyake of our organization has stepped down as chairman, and that our new chairman, new chairman, and new directors have been appointed as follows.

* [Resignation of Chairman of Japan Women’s Softball League Organization]* We would like to inform you that, effective March 28, 2024, Yutaka Miyake, Chairman of the Japan Women’s Softball League Organization, has retired from his position.
Representative Director Name Title
[Resignation] Yutaka Miyake (Yutaka Miyake) Chairman
-Chairman’s Retirement Greetings-
With the breath of spring, the third year of “Nitori JD. LEAGUE” has begun. “Wow!” Surprise, emotion, excitement. This league started with the idea of ​​“awesomeness” and “fun” in softball. We look forward to further progress.
As of March 28th, I will be stepping down as the president of the Japan Women’s Softball League.
To all the fans, players, staff, and team members who always support us, we would like to thank you for your support and cooperation. We would like to express our deepest gratitude to everyone involved in the event and to the local softball association who are involved in organizing the event.
Sports belong to everyone: those who play them, those who watch them, and those who support them. Sports is all about having fun. “Nitori JD.
I would like to conclude my resignation by praying that “LEAGUE” will spread smiles throughout the city and further develop as the world’s top women’s softball league.
Thank you very much for your help for a long time. Thank you for your continued support.

* [Japan Women’s Softball League General Incorporated Association New Chairman and New Chairman Appointed]*
We would like to inform you that the following two people have been appointed as the Chairman and Chairman of the Japan Women’s Softball League Organization, effective March 28, 2024.
Representative Director Name Title
[Newly Appointed] Izumi Takagi Chairman
[Newly Appointed] Tetsuo Tominaga Chairman
* Ι * New Chairman Izumi Takagi
-Biography-
June 2021 – President and CEO of Takagi Co., Ltd.
March 2024
Japan Women’s Softball League Organization, General Incorporated Association Appointed as representative director and chairman

-Chairman’s inaugural greetings-
I am very honored to have been appointed as the Chairman of Nitori JD.LEAGUE. First of all, I would like to sincerely thank all the fans who support us.
My mission is to convey the appeal of softball to as many people as possible and contribute to the development of women’s sports. We look forward to continuing to work with everyone toward the future of the league.
We will aim for even greater heights and work hard to make things even more wonderful, so we would appreciate your support and cooperation.

* Ι * New Chairman Tetsuo Tominaga
-Biography-
2000-2002
Appointed as Director of Planning and Coordination Office, Document Division, Minister’s Secretariat, Ministry of Finance
2003
Appointed as secretary to the Cabinet Secretariat
2005-2008
Appointed as Accounting Officer, Accounting Bureau, Ministry of Finance (Public Works General Manager, Public Works Section) 2015-2016
Appointed Director of the Policy Research Institute, Ministry of Finance 2019-2024
Appointed advisor to Mitsubishi Estate Co., Ltd.
March 2024
Japan Women’s Softball League Organization, General Incorporated Association Appointed as representative director and chairman

-Chairman Inauguration Greetings-
My name is Tetsuo Tominaga and I was elected as the chairman of the JD League at the general meeting of employees and board of directors held on March 28th. Thank you very much for your support.
It has been two years since the JD League was launched, and we would like to express our sincere gratitude to all the fans who support us and everyone involved who has supported us.
Nitori JD League will start soon. Furthermore, LA28 is coming up in four years. This is my first time being involved in softball, but I find it very appealing. I will visit the grounds, work with everyone to enliven the league, and work hard to make it a beloved league.
We will also work to strengthen the league’s governance and reform its revenue structure. Robust management
By building this foundation, we hope to contribute to the further development of softball, so we ask for your continued support and cooperation.

* [Japan Women’s Softball League Organization Newly Appointed Director Auditor]* We would like to inform you that as of March 28, 2024, the directors of the Japan Women’s Softball League Organization, a general incorporated association, and the eight individuals listed below have been appointed.
Director Name Title
Taeko Utsugi Vice Chairman and Captain
Toshihiro Kuriyama (Toshihiro Kuriyama) Vice Chairman
Takayuki Nakatani (Takayuki Nakatani) Managing Director
Yuji Nishi Managing Director
Tami Ihara
Keiji Taisha (Hiroji Ohkoso)
[Newly appointed] Kana Oyama (Kana Oyama)
[Newly Appointed] Jyura Kawabata
[Newly Appointed] Hiroaki Sakaguchi
[Newly appointed] Mika Sugimoto
[Newly Appointed] Toshio Suzuki
[Newly appointed] Yuka Suzuki (Suzuki Yuka)
[Newly appointed] Makoto Nagahori
[Newly appointed] Shinsuke Yabata

Auditor Akira Katayama
Yoshio Takahashi
There has been a new chairman and chairman, and new female directors have joined from other top league organizations, especially with regard to women’s sports. We would like to introduce two new members from among them.

-director-
* Ι * Kana Oyama (Kana Oyama)
Former Japan women’s volleyball representative
-Biography-
2003-2010 Belongs to Toray Arrows
2003 Rookie of the Year
2001-2009 All-Japan activities
2002 World Championship Participation
2003 World Cup participation
2004 Participated in the Athens Olympics
2007 World Cup participation
2010 Retired from active duty
~Current activities~
・Volleyball class instructor
・Volleyball commentator
・Sportscaster
・Lecture lecturer
・Director of Japan Wheelchair Rugby Federation
・Specialist member, Sports Integrity Subcommittee, Sports Council, Japan Sports Agency
・Shiga Sports Ambassador
・Izumisano City Sports Ambassador
・ATEYAKA brand official ambassador
・Director of Japan Women’s Professional Soccer League (WE League) ・Viatin Mie Women’s Volleyball Executive Advisor

* Ι * Mika Sugimoto (Mika Sugimoto)
judoka
-Biography-
2005/2008 Kodokan Cup Winner
2008 World Open Championship Bronze Medal
2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 All Japan selection weight class champion 2009 Grand Slam Rio International 78kg+ Winner
2010 Tokyo World Championships 78kg+ Open Class 2nd Class Gold Medal Asian Games 78kg+ champion 2011 Empress Cup All Japan Women’s Judo Championship Winner
                                   Over 78kg  Bronze medal
             World Open Championship Bronze Medal
Grand Slam Tokyo International 78kg+ Champion
2012 London Olympics 78kg+ silver medal
~Current activities~
Ambassador Itami

* [JD.LEAGUE Title Partner]*
Nitori JD.LEAGUE

[JD.LEAGUE partner]
Partner title Company name
Title Partner Nitori Co., Ltd.
Official Partner AIN Holdings Co., Ltd.
Official Partner Mizuno Corporation
Official distribution partner Sports Navi
Fan Marketing Partner Pia Co., Ltd.
* [JD.LEAGUE Overview] *

■Name
JD.LEAGUE
…”Japan Diamond Softball League”, commonly known as “JD.LEAGUE” The name symbolizes the diamond shape of a softball field and the desire for athletes to shine like diamonds.

■Logo
The overall shape expresses the diamond shape of a softball field and the sparkle of a jewel diamond. The basic colors of red (ruby red), blue (energy cyan), yellow (lemon yellow), and green (spring green) represent “gratitude,” “health,” “individuality,” and “individuality” that the players embody through softball, respectively. It represents “expression”.

■Affiliated teams
Division Team name Home base
East District Honda Liberta
Bic Camera Takasaki Bee Queen
Taiyo Yuden Solfille
Toda Chuo Medics Saitama
hitachi sundiva
Ogaki Minamo
NEC Platforms Red Falcons
Denso Bright Pegasus Haga Town, Haga District, Tochigi Prefecture Takasaki City, Gunma Prefecture
Takasaki City, Gunma Prefecture
Toda City, Saitama Prefecture
Yokohama-city kanagawa prefecture
Ogaki City, Gifu Prefecture
Kakegawa City, Shizuoka Prefecture
Anjo City, Aichi Prefecture
West District Toyota Red Terriers
Toyota Industries Shining Vega
Tokai Rika Cherry Blossoms
NSK Brave Bears
SG Holdings Galaxy Stars
Shionogi Rainbow Stokes Hyogo
Iyo Bank Veils
Takagi Kitakyushu Water Wave Toyota City, Aichi Prefecture
Kariya City, Aichi Prefecture
Oguchi Town, Niwa District, Aichi Prefecture
Konan City, Shiga Prefecture
Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture
Amagasaki City, Hyogo Prefecture
Matsuyama City, Ehime Prefecture
Kitakyushu, Fukuoka Prefecture
* [Corporate overview] *

Corporate name Japan Women’s Softball League Organization
Representative Director and Chairman Izumi Takajo
Representative Director and Chairman Tetsuo Tominaga
Vice Chairman and Captain Taeko Utsugi
Vice Chairman Toshihiro Kuriyama
Managing Director Takayuki Nakatani
Address: 20th floor, 6-14-1 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0023 Established September 30, 2020
[Contact information regarding this matter]
JD.LEAGUE press@jdleague.jp
Nitori JD.LEAGUE Public Relations Officer Kaneda *
kaneda.s@jdleague.jp* 080-8019-1565
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