Japan Football Association President Kozo Tashima, who also serves as a vice president of the Japanese Olympic Committee, has tested positive for coronavirus, the JFA said Tuesday.
Tashima, who was re-elected to the FIFA Council last April, learned he was infected with the pneumonia-causing virus on Tuesday afternoon after coming down with symptoms on Saturday.
The 62-year-old had traveled to Britain, the Netherlands and the United States from late February to early March on official business.
In a statement from the JFA, Tashima said he felt "fine" despite being "a little feverish and having symptoms of pneumonia."
"I will concentrate on treatment according to my doctor's instructions," he said.
During his recent trip, Tashima watched international friendly matches and attended meetings about the 2023 Women's World Cup, which Japan is bidding to host.