TOKYO - Accolades continue to shower on
Japan's women's football team after their World Cup triumph with a
sponsor paying a bonus of one million yen ($12,680) to each
player for their surprise success.
Brewer and soft drinks maker Kirin, an official sponsor of
the Japan Football Association, rewarded the players after they
beat the heavily favoured United States on penalties in Germany
"The buzz of excitement has been continuing since the final
and we decided on the bonus straight away," the company's
president Koichi Matsuzawa was quoted as saying by the Kyodo
Japan, the first Asian winners of the title, received a
rock star treatment on Tuesday on their return from Germany when
hundreds of fans and reporters received them at the airport.
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