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Japan pro soccer league seeks $187m loan for coronavirus crisis

J-League looks for safety net as battered teams struggle with lockdown

Japanaese soccer fans wearing face masks cheer at a game in February but the J-League has since been suspended due to coronavirus concerns.    © Kyodo

TOKYO -- Japan's pro soccer J-League has requested loans and credit lines worth more than 20 billion yen ($187 million) from two banks, including MUFG Bank, Nikkei has learned.

J-League has asked MUFG Bank and Shoko Chukin Bank set up lines of credit.

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