The Johor Japan football gallery was built in 2018 with the cooperation between the Johor Japan Friendship Association (JJFA) and Johor Darul Ta’zim FC (JDT). The gallery serves as a symbolic reminder of the 20th anniversary of the Japanese national football team’s qualifications into the World Cup after beating Iran to progress to the 1998 World Cup.

With the concept of “From Larkin To The World “, the gallery is divided into two sections: a section dedicated to the success of Japan at Larkin and a section dedicated to the rise of JDT in the local football arena. The gallery is open to the public.


Visitors are not only given the chance to see the exhibits in the gallery but also get an opportunity to record some memorable moment inside the Tan Sri Dato’ Haji Hassan Yunos Stadium, Larkin.

The gallery to celebrate the 20th anniversary of “Delight in Johor Bahru”

16/11/1997, The Larkin Stadium saw the game that Japan national football team qualified for their first FIFA world cup. This gallery is constructed to celebrate the 20th anniversary of it. We, Japan Johor Friendship Association (JJFA) believe that this gallery would pass down this great accomplishment to later generations.


In addition, this gallery has a concept “From Larkin to the world”. Japan national football team started to compete with the other countries from this stadium. JJFA and Johor Darul Ta’zim FC, the home team of Larkin stadium, will cooperate this gallery in the hope that the Malaysia national football team would be a competitive team in the world.



HH Tunku Tun Aminah Binti Sultan Ibrahim, President of Johor Darul Ta’zim FC (JDT), attended an opening ceremony of the Johor Japan Football Gallery at the Tan Sri Dato Haji Hassan Yunos Stadium, Larkin on 20th January 2018. Accompanying Her Highness were Dr. Miyagawa Makio, Japan’s ambassador to Malaysia, Mr. Maruyama Takato, director of the Japan Football Association, and Mr. Hiroi Koichi, founder of the Johor Japan Friendship Association (JJFA).