Nadeshiko Japan WON the World Cup in Germany

By TERRY - Last updated: 金曜日, 7月 22, 2011 - Save & Share - Leave a Comment

 “Nadeshiko Japan”, the national team of  femal soccer, won the FIFA Women’s World Cup  Germany 2011 held in Frankfurt am Main won the final defeating  US team with 3-1 in the penalty shootout in the extended game after 2-2 on Jul.17th.

This is Japan’s first Gold medal winning victory at the Women’s World Cup and  The first Asian champion country in its history.

Japan’s team had been defeated by US 24times before it has finally overcome US. Some say it is a “miracle”.  Now, Japan is enjoying and celebrating the historic victory and the feat of the team nationwide.  PM Kan invited  the  manager and team members  to the Prime Minister’ s official residence on 19th and said, “Thank you very much for giving a huge energy to all of  the Japanese and the people in the damaged areas.”.


And  the team visited the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building to make the official report of  the victory to Ishihara Tokyo Governor on the 20th.


Ishihara blessed Nadeshikos’ great victory and other governmental bodies should have hosted a big parade for them on the Ginza street.

The Japanese government officials and  some official members of the ruling party DPJ say  they ought to confer the People’s Honer Award to the team though some changes of the rule will be necessary, if they would do so to a group or organization.

Actually some Tokyoite members are going to be presented Tokyo People’s Honer Award and special bonuses and contributions will be given to them. The team members had made so much efforts to win the games with financially difficult surroundings, which has their feat even more commendable and heroic.  A member Homare Sawa(/澤穂希)  has been chosen the MVP and the scoring leader for the event.   

One member Azausa Iwashimizu(/岩清水梓) who is from Iwate Pref. which is one of the damaged areas of the earthquake and tsunami in March wrote a special message on the Japanese national flag and waved, which says, “Dear people of Tohoku, I have never forgot you, I  have always been thinking about what I can do. At this World Cup, I just concentrated on pondering “I will bring you a good result”. I will go back home to you bringing  the gold medal, so please wait for me. Thank you for your supports.  Let’s walk together !   With the Tohoku spirit ! ”  

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