|Full name||Seiki Ichihara|
|Place of birth||Japan|
Biography[change | change source]
In June 1981, the Japan Football Association formed the first Japan women's national team for the 1981 AFC Women's Championship in Hong Kong. The Japan Football Association appointed Ichihara as the first Japan national team manager. The first match of this tournament was on June 7, and Japan played against Chinese Taipei. This match was the Japan team's first match in an "International A Match". However, Japan lost this match (0–1) and its second match, against Thailand (0–2), on June 11. The third match, against Indonesia, was on June 13, and Japan won 1–0 with Etsuko Handa's goal. This was the Japan team's first victory.
In September, the team played two matches in Japan. However, they lost in both games, against England (0–4) and Italy (0–9). The match against Italy was the greatest loss in the history of the Japan national team.
Result[change | change source]
|Jun 07, 1981||Hong Kong||Chinese Taipei||0–1||1981 AFC Women's Championship|
|Jun 11, 1981||Hong Kong||Thailand||0–2||1981 AFC Women's Championship|
|Jun 13, 1981||Hong Kong||Indonesia||1–0||1981 AFC Women's Championship|
|Sep 06, 1981||Kobe||England||0–4||Portopia'81|
|Sep 09, 1981||Tokyo||Italy||0–9||Portopia'81|