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First DivisionEdit

Mitsubishi tied Yanmar's four championships with its own run.

NKK could not adjust to the top flight for this season and was relegated instantly. Honda saved itself by defeating Toshiba in the playout.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Mitsubishi Motors 18 10 3 5 27 16 +11 23 Champions
2 Yanmar Diesel 18 9 4 5 25 17 +8 22
3 Furukawa Electric 18 8 5 5 25 19 +6 21
4 Fujita Engineering 18 8 4 6 26 21 +5 20
5 Yomiuri 18 8 3 7 23 18 +5 19
6 Hitachi 18 8 3 7 29 27 +2 19
7 Mazda 18 4 9 5 16 20 −4 17
8 Nissan 18 5 4 9 12 24 −12 14
9 Honda 18 4 6 8 17 29 −12 14 To Promotion/Relegation Series
10 Nippon Kokan 18 1 9 8 12 23 −11 11 Relegated to Second Division

Promotion/Relegation SeriesEdit

JSL Division 1 1st leg 2nd leg JSL Division 2
Honda 2-1 3-0 Toshiba

Second DivisionEdit

Yamaha returned to the First Division at the first attempt and also had an amazing cup run, winning the Emperor's Cup.

Saitama Teachers kept its League place by defeating Seino Transportation of Gifu, while Teijin, the top representative of Matsuyama, Ehime at the time, went back to the Shikoku regional league.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Yamaha Motors 18 12 5 1 35 11 +24 29 Promoted to First Division
2 Toshiba 18 12 2 4 39 16 +23 26 To Promotion/Relegation Series with First Division
3 Sumitomo 18 11 3 4 32 18 +14 25
4 Tanabe Pharmaceuticals 18 10 2 6 27 16 +11 22
5 Nippon Steel 18 8 3 7 24 21 +3 19
6 Toyota Motors 18 6 2 10 19 26 −7 14
7 Fujitsu 18 4 5 9 16 26 −10 13
8 Kofu Club 18 4 4 10 15 23 −8 12
9 Saitama Teachers 18 4 3 11 14 38 −24 11 To Promotion/Relegation Series with Regional Series
10 Teijin S.C. 18 3 3 12 17 43 −26 9 Relegated to Regional Leagues

Promotion/Relegation SeriesEdit

JSL 1st leg 2nd leg Regional Series
Saitama Teachers 0-0 3-1 Seino Transportation (runner-up)

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