Yuichi Nishimura officiated in the 2007 AFC Asia Cup. The same year he took charge of a quarter final and the final of the U17 World Cup in Korea, a match ending in a penalty shoot out won by Nigeria against Spain.
In 2008 elite referee Nishimura was the only non-African selected to participate in the African Cup of Nations in Ghana.
Nishimura was active at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, and at the Club World Cup in Bahrain where he took charge of the final.
Of course Nishimura is selected for the 2012 Olympic Tournament and his name is on the list of 52 for the 2014 World Cup