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Japan Football League general secretary Keizo Kato said Thursday he will remind JFL clubs to implement stricter measures in order to avoid a reoccurrence of the untimely and tragic death at 34 of former Japan defender Naoki Matsuda following a heart attack.

The third-tier JFL had told all clubs to have prepared automatic external defibrillators (AED), portable electronic devices that automatically diagnose the potentially life-threatening cardiac arrhythmias that lead to cardiac arrest.

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