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MITSURU MURAI

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SOCCER / J. League / From the Spot
Mar 16, 2022
Departing chairman guided J. League through growth and turbulence
From a landmark broadcasting deal to the COVID-19 pandemic, Mitsuru Murai helped the league reach financial stability and gave it the tools to develop future homegrown talent.
Japan Times
SOCCER / J. League
Jan 31, 2022
Yoshikazu Nonomura set to become next J. League chairman
Yoshikazu Nonomura, chairman of first-division side Consadole Sapporo, has effectively been selected to be the next J. League chairman, multiple sources with knowledge of the matter said Sunday.
Japan Times
SOCCER / J. League
Sep 29, 2021
J. League prepares for larger crowds as emergency ends
The league will use several games next month, potentially including the Oct. 30 Levain Cup final at Saitama Stadium, to trial new policies allowing for more vaccinated fans to attend games.
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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.
Japan Times
SOCCER / J. League
May 14, 2021
J. League offers assistance for country's mass vaccination efforts
The league and its 57 clubs will provide logistical support and promotional muscle after reaching an agreement with the National Governors' Association.
Japan Times
SOCCER / J. League
Apr 28, 2021
J. League to seek compensation over state of emergency
The J. League will seek compensation from the Japanese government for losses resulting from the ongoing coronavirus state of emergency, during which several stadiums will be closed to fans, chairman Mitsuru Murai said Tuesday.
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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.
Japan Times
SOCCER / J. League / From the Spot
Jan 29, 2021
COVID-19 chaos hits J. League offseason, leaving many in limbo
As a number of players and even managers wait to get into Japan due to travel restrictions, the league is considering its options on ticket sales for next month's Super Cup.
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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.
Japan Times
SOCCER / J. League
Jan 15, 2021
J. League chairman found new reach with media openness during pandemic
Mitsuru Murai believes that keeping in regular contact with reporters helped him stay on track during the novel coronavirus-struck 2020 season.
Japan Times
SOCCER / J. League
Jan 6, 2021
J. League chairman urges Samurai Blue hopefuls to go to Europe
Mitsuru Murai sees 2018 World Cup champion France's squad, which plays club soccer mostly outside its home country, as a model for Japan's young stars.
Japan Times
SOCCER / J. League
Jan 3, 2021
The pandemic season: How Japanese soccer survived the coronavirus
In an extensive interview with The Japan Times, J. League chairman Mitsuru looked back on how the league has navigated the turbulent 2020 campaign.
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SOCCER / J. League
Nov 26, 2020
Unstoppable Frontale establishes dynasty bona fides with third title
The Todoroki Stadium residents dominated from start to finish, showing consistency throughout the most unusual season in J. League history.
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Sep 21, 2020
J. League and NPB reaffirm commitment to safety as limits on attendees eased
The two leagues said they'd remain vigilant in order to safely complete the remainder of their respective 2020 campaigns.
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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.
Japan Times
SOCCER / J. League
Aug 25, 2020
J. League and DAZN extend domestic broadcast deal through 2028 season
The agreement will see the value of the current contract, which began in 2017, rise to $2.1 billion.
Japan Times
SPORTS
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.
Japan Times
SOCCER / J. League
Aug 13, 2020
Sagan Tosu suspends season after coronavirus cluster within organization
Initial results from Sagan's PCR tests resulted in the J. League's decision to cancel Wednesday night's Levain Cup match between Sagan and Sanfrecce Hiroshima.

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