Japan’s victory was not expected as, during most of the match, German held a strong position until the later stages of the game. (Japan 2 – 1 Germany).
The victory is considered historic and fans in Japan were seen on various social media celebrating for the win.
After the match ended, fans were seen dashing through the famous Shibuya crossing. It was described as:
“The most organized celebration in Tokyo after Japan beat Germany. Fans rush Shibuya Crossing but responsibly return to sidewalks when cars have to drive.”
The most organized celebrating in Tokyo after Japan beat Germany.— Trung Phan (@TrungTPhan) November 23, 2022
Fans rush Shibuya Crossing but responsibly return to sidewalks when cars have to drive. pic.twitter.com/bkAKS59CK0
Cleaning up the stadium after the match ends
The antics of the Japanese people often amazed other people around the world as they kept the place clean after using it.
They also pick up any other trash that were left behind.
Fifa reported that the Japan team cleaned up their locker room after the match with Germany
The team cleaned up the locker room and kept away items used like towels and keeping the room clean, Japan.
After a historic victory against Germany at the #FIFAWorldCup on Match Day 4, Japan fans cleaned up their rubbish in the stadium, whilst the @jfa_samuraiblue left their changing room at Khalifa International Stadium like this. Spotless. Domo Arigato.
The team also left a note written in both Japanese and Arabic saying “Thank You” along with several paper cranes.
In Japan, it is believed that the paper crane represents honor, riches, loyalty, and longevity. These imposing traits are what give the crane its unique importance, and why the Japanese thought that anybody who had the patience and devotion to fold 1,000 origami cranes would be awarded good fortun