Tokyo 2020 bid ambassador and four-time football Olympian and London 2012 Games silver medalist, Homare Sawa, speaks during a press conference in London on January 10, 2013 to launch their candidature file for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Tokyo is bidding to host its first Summer Olympics since the 1964 Games. The plan features a 'compact' and 'dynamic' Olympics based on Tokyo's financial wealth and track record in hosting international sports events. It also aims to allay fears of damage from a big earthquake or radiation from the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster. AFP PHOTO/BEN STANSALL
Homare Sawa of Japan in action during the FIFA Women's World Cup 2015 Group C match between Ecuador and Japan at Winnipeg Stadium on June 16, 2015 in Winnipeg, Canada.
クレジット: Adam Pretty - FIFA
Homare Sawa of INAC Kobe Leonessa speaks during a press conference after the JFA announcement of the FIFA Woman's World Cup squad on May 1, 2015 in Kobe, Hyogo, Japan. Seven players from the club are called up for the national team, including veteran Homare Sawa, who will play her sixth World Cup in Canada.
クレジット: The Asahi Shimbun
Homare Sawa #10 and Nahomi Kawasumi #9 of Japan celebrate the second goal during the Women's international friendly match between Japan and Nigeria at Nagasaki Stadium on September 22, 2013 in Isahaya, Nagasaki, Japan.
クレジット: Masashi Hara
Yuki Ogimi (2nd L) celebrates with team-mates after scoring a goal during the Great East Japan Earthquake charity match 'SAWA and Friends, X'mas Night 2012' at the National Stadium on December 25, 2012 in Tokyo, Japan.
クレジット: Masashi Hara
Homare Sawa #10 of Japan battles for the ball with Alex Morgan #13 of the United States during the Women's Football gold medal match on Day 13 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Wembley Stadium on August 9, 2012 in London, England.
クレジット: Jamie Squire
Yuki Ogimi of Japan celebrates with team mates Mizuho Sakaguchi #6 and Homare Sawa of Japan after scoring the opening goal during the Women's Football Quarter Final match between Brazil and Japan, on Day 7 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Millennium Stadium on August 3, 2012 in Cardiff, Wales.