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Jun 21, 2021
NPB and J. League aim to complete COVID-19 vaccinations during Olympic break
Japan's professional baseball and soccer leagues are aiming to complete COVID-19 vaccinations of all willing players and officials by the end of their Tokyo Olympic hiatus, their joint COVID-19 task force said Monday.
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Apr 19, 2021
J. League and NPB not moving behind closed doors
Despite a rise in new COVID-19 cases across Japan, neither Nippon Professional Baseball nor the J. League are considering going back to playing behind closed doors.
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Mar 8, 2021
J. League and NPB considering on-site virus testing for quicker results
A contest between Gamba Osaka and Nagoya Grampus was postponed two hours before kickoff last week after players and staff tested positive for COVID-19.
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Feb 22, 2021
J. League and NPB hopeful current attendance limits will be eased
The members of the Nippon Professional Baseball and J. League joint COVD-19 task force feel their knowledge about the virus and the data they’ve collected has grown exponentially as they enter the body's second year.
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Jan 25, 2021
NPB and J. League hope to avoid burdening local governments during training camps
Nippon Professional Baseball and the J. League want teams to focus on making sure players and staff members don't become infected with COVID-19 during training camps.
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Oct 19, 2020
NPB-J. League COVID-19 task force to take more data-oriented approach to virus issue
The sports bodies have sought input from epidemiologists and other experts as they seek ways to boost attendance at games.
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BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Sep 12, 2020
NPB to begin allowing more fans on Sept. 19
It will be up to each club to decide how many fans will be allowed to attend their home games.
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Sep 7, 2020
NPB, J. League will ask Japan's government to relax attendance limits
The existing cap of 5,000 attendees doesn't account for the varying capacities and seating arrangements of the stadiums in each circuit.
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Aug 24, 2020
League bosses urge against COVID-related discrimination
The heads of NPB and the J. League took a strong stance on the issue following reports of discrimination against staff and families at teams with infections.
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Jul 6, 2020
NPB and J. League moving ahead with plans to allow fans
Nippon Professional Baseball and the J. League will allow up to 5,000 fans to attend games starting Friday.
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BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball / NPB
May 25, 2020
NPB can play ball in Japan from June 19, but minus fans
The Japanese baseball season, which was scheduled to open in late March, will be reduced from 143 games to about 120.
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BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
May 13, 2020
BayStars owner says NPB facing unprecedented situation with pandemic
The owners of the 12 NPB clubs recognize the league could face a “critical situation” due to the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak, Yokohama DeNA BayStars owner Tomoko Namba said on Tuesday.
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May 11, 2020
NPB, J. League remain in holding pattern after latest task force meeting
A medical panel advised the two circuits to continue to wait before setting firm dates to resume play.
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Apr 23, 2020
NPB and J. League noncommittal on return to action after virus task force meeting
NPB and J. League officials are consulting with medical experts as they try to get their teams back on the field of play
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BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Apr 17, 2020
NPB cancels interleague play as delay to start of season continues
The announcement by league commissioner Atsushi Saito meant that Central and Pacific League clubs would not play each other during the regular season for the first time since the format was established in 2005.
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BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Apr 8, 2020
NPB closes main office, announces further delays to season after emergency declaration
Like many other organizations in Japan, professional baseball is adjusting to the state of emergency declared Tuesday by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to combat the spread of the coronavirus.
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BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball / Sac Bunts
Apr 4, 2020
NPB has to be flexible in approach to opening day
Former NPB Commissioner Ryozo Kato used to joke that Japanese baseball was similar to a large boat in the middle of the ocean.
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Mar 23, 2020
NPB, J. League aiming for late April restarts
On a day when Prime Minister Shinzo Abe admitted postponing the Tokyo Olympics may be unavoidable, medical experts suggested it could be possible for the top-flight Japanese baseball and soccer seasons to resume by the end of next month.
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BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Mar 10, 2020
BayStars, Tigers managers react to NPB's decision to push back start of season
The fog of uncertainty surrounding the NPB season hung just as think in the air at Yokohama Stadium as the gray clouds that hovered above the ballpark on Tuesday morning.
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Mar 2, 2020
NPB and J. League join forces to combat COVID-19
Nippon Professional Baseball and the J. League, two of Japan's biggest professional sports circuits, will form a tag team amid the COVID-19 outbreak, the two entities announced in a Tokyo news conference on Monday.

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