Teruhisa Abe, Managing Director of MLJ Inc. said: “We are glad to work with the distinguished and famous Italian football club Inter. We believe the official Japanese smartphone/mobile site will enable Inter to have closer relationship with its many fans in Japan.”

“It is important for us to engage and interact with our fans in Japan and this new agreement is a step in the right direction,” said Inter president Erick Thohir. “We are proud to partner with MLJ and are confident that through this new agreement we can build a meaningful relationship with our Japanese supporters.”

According to recent market research, Inter has an estimated 6.2 million fans in Japan.

The club’s other initiatives in Japan include a permanent football academy, which operates in the Tokyo districts of Yoyogi and Sagamihara, and the Saku district in Nagano. There are also three official Inter supporters’ clubs Japan, two in Tokyo and one in Osaka.