Did you know?: The J League holds spring training on the island

by Shoji Kudaka
Stripes Okinawa

Okinawa hosts spring training for professional soccer teams as well as baseball teams. In 2017, 14 teams in the J League, a Japanese professional soccer league, held spring training in places including Kin town, Okinawa City and Yomitan village in January and February. Okinawa actually has its own soccer team, FC Ryukyu, which currently plays in the J3 League.

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