J. League to resume first-division matches on May 9

Soccer / J. League Mar 25, 2020

J. League to resume first-division matches on May 9

The J. League plans to resume first-division matches on May 9 after a hiatus of more than two months due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, chairman Mitsuru Murai said Wednesday. The league held an extraordinary session of its executive committee Tuesday and decided to abandon ...

NPB, J. League aiming for late April restarts

General 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. Nippon Professional Baseball and the J. ...

COVID-19 strikes Japanese soccer

Soccer | From the Spot Mar 18, 2020

COVID-19 strikes Japanese soccer

by Dan Orlowitz

Since late February, Japanese soccer's professional and amateur competitions have shut down in an attempt to protect players, coaches and fans from the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak that has forced the cancellation of major sporting events around the world. On Tuesday, a wrench was thrown into ...

NPB and J. League join forces to combat COVID-19

General Mar 2, 2020

NPB and J. League join forces to combat COVID-19

by Kaz Nagatsuka

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. On Tuesday, the two leagues will officially launch a joint task ...