The members of the joint task force established by Nippon Professional Baseball and the J. League hope to set a positive example for this summer’s Olympics and Paralympics by safely holding large-scale sporting events.

The latest meeting of the task force took place on Monday, the first day after the lifting of the state of emergency for Tokyo and its three surrounding prefectures. The meeting was the final gathering before the start of the NPB season on Friday. The J. League kicked off in late February.

With the state of emergency lifted, many NPB and J. League teams are planning to relax current limits on attendance and allow up to 10,000 fans to watch games.