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20 November 2022

Japan Creative Centre (JCC)

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Japan Creative Centre (JCC), Embassy of Japan in Singapore together with Albirex Niigata FC(S), are proud to present an exciting and educational talk by the Head Coach and a key player of Albirex Niigata FC(S). Mr Kazuaki Yoshinaga, Head Coach of Albirex Niigata FC(S), will be speaking about nurturing young talents and team spirit. Mr Tadanari Lee, key player of Albirex Niigata FC(S), will be sharing about developing a career in soccer. This event will be held both physically in JCC, as well as online at JCC Facebook Live.

About the Speakers

Mr Kazuaki Yoshinaga holds a Japan Football Association (JFA) S-class coaching licence. He has coached for J-League teams including Albirex Niigata (Japan), Avispa Fukuoka, Shimizu S-Pulse, Sagan Tosu and Ventforet Kofu. He has a wealth of experience in coaching young talents and has produced many J-League players. Under his guidance, the high school affiliated with Yamanashi Gakuin University won the National Championship.

During Mr Yoshinaga's appointment as the Head Coach of Albirex Niigata FC(S), the team won the Singapore Premier League as well as the Singapore Cup consecutively in 2017 and 2018. In 2019, he returned to Japan as the coach of the parent club, Albirex Niigata. In 2022, he resumed his position as Head Coach of Albirex Niigata FC(S), with the team recently winning the Singapore Premier League.

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Mr Tadanari Lee has played for FC Tokyo, Kashiwa Reysol, Sanfrecce Hiroshima, Southampton Football Club, Urawa Reds, Yokohama F. Marinos and Kyoto Sanga. He represented Japan at the 2008 Summer Olympics, and has made a total of 11 appearances for the Japanese National Team. He is especially known for his goal in the 2011 Asian Cup, which secured Japan's fourth Asian Cup victory.

Since 2022, he has been playing for Albirex Niigata FC(S) and has scored 11 goals this season.

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About Albirex Niigata FC(S)

A satellite team of Albirex Niigata that plays in the J1 League, Albirex Niigata FC(S) is a professional soccer team that started playing in the Singapore Premier League in 2004. Proving to be one of the strongest teams in Singapore, Albirex Niigata FC(S) recently won their 5th Singapore Premier League title. Besides nurturing young Japanese players, the team also focuses on training Singaporean players. On top of managing a professional soccer team, Albirex Niigata FC(S) also runs a soccer school and cheer dance school, engages in overseas exchanges, business training and even runs a soccer school in Myanmar.

Register for the Event (Physical Attendance)

Join us physically at JCC or online on JCC Facebook Live for the talk. Registration required for physical attendance only, due to limited capacity.


Sunday, 20 November 2022


5:30pm - 7pm


Japan Creative Centre (JCC)
Embassy of Japan in Singapore

4 Nassim Road Singapore 258372
Online (Premiere on JCC Facebook Live)


FREE (Registration required for physical attendance only)

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Where is Japan Creative Centre (JCC)?

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Getting to Japan Creative Centre
4 Nassim Road Singapore 258372
Tel: +65-6737-0434

By Public Bus:
Bus services: 7, 36, 77, 105, 106, 111, 123, 132, 174, 174E, 502, 502A, 502B (Alight in front of Delfi Orchard)
For latest information on bus routes and fares, please refer to SBS Transit.

By the MRT:
You may also take the MRT to the nearest MRT station, Orchard (NS22).
Train fares, travel times and route maps are available on the SMRT website.

Driving to JCC:

Nearest parking is at Orchard Hotel, Delfi Orchard and Orchard Rendezvous Hotel.

Japan Creative Centre

4 Nassim Road, Singapore 258372
+65 6737 0434 /
Nearest parking at Orchard Hotel & Delphi Orchard
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