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16 Jul, 2014

Rio recognizes Japanese football fans who picked up post-match litter – The Japan News

RIO DE JANEIRO—The environmental bureau of the State of Rio de Janeiro recently gave a certificate of commendation to Japanese Consul General Yasushi Takase in Rio de Janeiro, recognizing the Japanese supporters who collected litter at stadiums after World Cup matches in which the Japanese team played.

In the award ceremony, the director general of the bureau praised Japanese supporters for picking up litter at the stadium, calling the supporters as champions of environmental awareness, even though Japan’s national team was unable to win the match. The bureau chief said he regarded the actions of these supporters as a model for others.

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