The Chiba Jets, coming off a mediocre 18-34 inaugural season, are jumping ship to the JBL’s re-branded top league for the 2013-14 campaign.

According to news reports, the Jets will be joined by the eight current JBL squads, a pair of JBL2 teams (Hyogo Storks and Daytrick Ibaraki) and a new Kumamoto-based franchise in the new JBL.

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