Japanese PM over the moon after historic win
October 14, 2019 12:17 pm
The Japan rugby team after qualifying for the quarterfinals. [Source: World Rugby]
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was ecstatic over the team’s recent win over Scotland at the Rugby World Cup.
The national team’s historic 28-21 win pushed them through to the quarterfinals of the tournament against South Africa.
Abe shared his excitement over the team’s success and congratulated them on social media.
He tweeted that the team’s belief in themselves helped them defeat one of the best rugby teams in the world and their brave attitude cheered up those impacted by Typhoon Hagibis.
Typhoon Hagibis battered Japan, killing 35 people.
Captain Michael Leitch and his teammates dedicated Sunday’s win to the victims of Typhoon Hagibis.