About Federation

Japan Chess Federation is the only organization in Japan which is recognized by FIDE.  Japan Chess Federation strives to provide opportunities in Japan to play and learn chess which is played all over the world, and to promote chess communities in Japan.

Overview of Organization (as of July 1, 2024)


Japan Chess Federation


Head Office

2-11-3-101, Kita-Ueno, Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-0014

Shinagawa Office

3-15-1-353, Hatanodai, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo 142-0064

Link to Hojin registration: Hojin

Directors and Auditor

President (Representative Director):  Hiroshi Manabe
Director:  Yuki Kurosaka
Director:  Taro Shinoda

Auditor:  Taro Ozawa


Founder: Yumiko Hiebert

Advisor: Akihiro Yamada

Supporting Member (six persons)

Mr. Inada Rei
Mr. Kato Masakazu
Mr. Tabata Minoru
Mr. Higashishiba Teruomi
Mr. Matsuda Ryu
One other person

Number of Members


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Articles of incorporation / Bylaws

Financial Report (Japanese)