Kunihiro Seto, an associate professor of sports culture at Tottori University. Recently, university students have been shying away from cheer squads due to the intense coaching and rigorous training such groups undergo. There also have been growing calls to suspend the activities of the cheer squads due to the coronavirus pandemic.© Yomiuri Shimbun
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As seen in the world of baseball, cheer squads have been essential to the development of the modern sports culture in Japan.
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