After a hiatus due to the devastating March 11th earthquake, the J-League, Japan's soccer league, will resume match play on April 23rd.

After a meeting between the 38 top-tier teams, the organizers decided to return to action as many stadiums undergo repairs. Games that were missed during the break have been rescheduled for July while the season has been shortened.

But according to some reports, matches involving Kashima Antlers, Vegalta Sendai and Mito Hollyhock could be delayed much longer.

With the country in an energy crisis, games will be played in the afternoon, but summer games will be played at night to avoid the heat.

There is still no word as to when games that were to be hosted in Japan for the Asian Champions League will be rescheduled.