This Sunday’s showdown: Japan vs USA

15 Jul

From 2011 June 26 until this Sunday (July 17th), the Women’s World Cup international soccer championship games is being held in Germany.

On Wednesday (July 13th), two semi-final matches were held.
America played against France and Japan played against Sweden.

The U.S. and Japan each won their games with a score of 3-1.

So, now the final match for the 2011 Women’s World Cup Championship will be held on this Sunday, 2011 July 17th.
Japan will play against the U.S.

I’m not sure which country to support!
I’m American. I was born and raised in America. But I’ve been living in Japan since 1990…most of my life now. Japan has become my home.

Well, I’ll support both teams. πŸ˜‰

Have you watched any of the 2011 Women’s World Cup matches? Will you watch the championship game on Sunday?
Did you watch the Japan vs Sweden game last Wednesday? After Japan won that game, the team members held up a banner thanking the world for supporting Japan after the 2011 March 11 disaster.

Their banner said:

To Our Friends Around The World
Thank You For Your Support
“.

The Japanese Womens soccer team holding their banner

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12 Responses to “This Sunday’s showdown: Japan vs USA”

  1. naomijwilliams July 16, 2011 at 5:41 am #

    I’m a biracial American citizen partly raised in Japan but living in the US–and I’m torn too about who to root for! Should be a good game.

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    • tokyo5 July 17, 2011 at 12:09 am #

      So you were born and raised in Japan but live in America? It’s the inverse of my situation. πŸ˜‰

      Have you ever come back to visit Japan?

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  2. Toshogu July 15, 2011 at 6:08 am #

    I’ll be watching also. I hope it’s a good match.

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    • tokyo5 July 15, 2011 at 10:58 pm #

      It’ll be 4AM in Japan when it airs live. I’m not really a soccer fan so I won’t be watching it at that ungodly hour…but I’ll watch the highlights on the news later in the day. πŸ˜‰

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  3. RattRocker July 15, 2011 at 4:45 am #

    I’ll be watching it! >:)

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    • tokyo5 July 15, 2011 at 10:56 pm #

      Have you watched many of the Women’s World Cup matches?

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      • RattRocker July 16, 2011 at 1:39 pm #

        I’ve watched a couple, I saw most of the U.S. ones and I saw a couple of the Japan ones too.

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      • tokyo5 July 17, 2011 at 12:12 am #

        Are you a soccer fan?
        Has soccer become more popular in America than it was when I lived there (which was basically ‘not at all’ πŸ˜‰ ) ?

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      • RattRocker July 18, 2011 at 11:11 am #

        I am a big soccer fan, been playing it since I was in first grade. Soccer has become a lot more popular in America and it is now the #1 youth’s sport in America. Anyways Japan played great today and it was an extremely close match. I didn’t know who to root for so I rooted for both.

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      • tokyo5 July 18, 2011 at 11:21 am #

        >Soccer has become a lot more popular in America and it is now the #1 youth’s sport in America.

        Really? I didn’t know that.
        When I was a kid in America, I didn’t know anyone who was interested in soccer.
        Amongst me and my friends growing up American football was the most popular sport.

        >Anyways Japan played great today

        Yes. Japan won!

        >II didn’t know who to root for

        Don’t you support the U.S. team?

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      • RattRocker July 18, 2011 at 11:34 pm #

        I supported them both. :p

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      • tokyo5 July 18, 2011 at 11:45 pm #

        >I supported them both.

        You can’t lose that way! πŸ˜‰

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