Japanese soccer fans began their Friday bleary-eyed, many having shed tears but most philosophical, after they were beaten 2-1 by the United States in the women’s Olympic soccer final in London.
As hundreds of supporters wearing Japan soccer shirts, faces still painted in national red and white, rolled out of bars around 6 a.m. local time, an impromptu party broke out on Tokyo’s iconic Shibuya “scramble” crossroads.
“Gold, silver - it doesn’t matter. Japan were the best team,” 32-year-old chef Kensuke Arai told Reuters as revelers danced in front of police and early commuters.
Nadeshiko Japan embodied the iron-willed spirit of a nation battling to recover from disaster as they won last year’s World Cup.
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So proud of the ladies ;~;