“I feel that this system will encourage players on the field by making them feel like their fans and supporters are nearby,” Jubilo’s business strategy official Hiromi Yanagihara said in a statement issued via Yamaha.
The firm said the system can also be used in the future by those unable to attend matches.
Yahama spokesman Kenji Arakawa said the app could be used for other events and they were receiving inquiries from multiple fields.
“This might be used at music concerts, theatres or comedy shows. Especially in comedy acts, audience reaction is essential,” said Arakawa.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe recently lifted the state of emergency for the entire nation, but he still urged organizers of major events to use caution to prevent new infections.
Japan‘s professional baseball teams are preparing to start their new season behind closed doors from June, three months later than the original schedule.
Football’s J-League kicked off the season for one weekend in February before suspending it, with local media speculating the season will reopen in late June or early July, with early games likely to be played without fans.