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Japan’s modernising domestic leagues brace for pandemic setback

Fans of the Yokohama DeNA Baystars baseball team at a 38 per-cent capacity Yokohama Stadium in September. (Photo by The Asahi Shimbun via Getty Images).

The Covid-19 pandemic has stalled a modernisation of Japanese sport with a lot of domestic teams falling back on private backers and corporations to see them through the crisis. Kevin McCullagh and Tom King report.

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