Statistics of Japan Soccer League for the 1978 season.

First Division

By winning the 1978 Emperor's Cup and 1978 Japan Soccer League Cup along with the title, Mitsubishi completed the first Japanese treble ever.

Pos Team Pld W PKW PKL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Mitsubishi Motors 18 13 1 0 4 30 13 +17 54 Champions
2 Yanmar Diesel 18 11 1 1 5 33 26 +7 47
3 Fujita 18 9 3 4 2 35 14 +21 46
4 Yomiuri 18 10 1 1 6 40 30 +10 43
5 Hitachi 18 8 1 0 9 36 30 +6 34
6 Toyo Industries 18 7 3 0 8 23 34 −11 34
7 Nippon Kokan 18 7 0 2 9 19 21 −2 30
8 Nippon Steel 18 5 2 2 9 16 18 −2 26
9 Fujitsu 18 3 1 3 11 14 29 −15 17 To Promotion/Relegation Series
10 Furukawa Electric 18 3 1 1 13 9 30 −21 15
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Promotion/Relegation Series

JSL Division 1 1st leg 2nd leg JSL Division 2
Fujitsu 0-2 1-2 Nissan Motors
Furukawa Electric 1-0 0-0 Honda

Nissan promoted, Fujitsu relegated.

Second Division

Pos Team Pld W PKW PKL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Honda 18 13 1 3 1 39 9 +30 57 To Promotion/Relegation Series with Division 1
2 Nissan Motors 18 10 2 2 4 36 16 +20 46
3 Kofu Club 18 9 1 0 8 32 33 −1 38
4 Yanmar Club 18 8 3 0 7 29 31 −2 38
5 Tanabe Pharmaceutical 18 7 3 3 5 23 16 +7 37
6 Teijin 18 7 2 2 7 25 22 +3 34
7 Toshiba Horikawacho 18 7 2 2 7 20 20 0 34
8 Sumitomo Metal 18 7 0 2 9 29 28 +1 30
9 Toyota Motors 18 5 1 0 12 26 42 −16 22 To Promotion/Relegation Series with Regional Series finalists
10 Kyoto Shiko Club 18 1 1 2 14 15 51 −36 8
Source:[citation needed]

Promotion/Relegation Series

JSL 1st leg 2nd leg Regional Series
Toyota Motors 1-0 1-2 Toho Titanium (runner-up)
Kyoto Shiko Club 0-3 1-0 Yamaha Motors (champion)

Yamaha promoted, Kyoto Shiko relegated.

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