According to info got by StampNews.com Japan Post is preparing for issuing a new series of stamps dedicated the 69th National Sports Festival of Japan. The stamp issue consists of five stamps that are to be released on the 12th of September.
Each year the prefectures of Japan compete in numerous sports in the National Sports Festival of Japan. In total there are forty-seven such prefectures. In women's football, sixteen qualifying teams participate in the final competition.
This year's event takes place in Nagasaki and so they have qualified automatically as hosts. Hokkaido also qualified automatically and from the remaining regions fourteen teams played a series of play-offs to determine the participants for the final tournament which begins on October 18th with the final on October 21st.