Samurai Japan fans get up early to witness the history of baseball

Baseball fans across the country gathered and shared a moment of celebration when Japan defeated the United States on Wednesday to capture the World Baseball Classic title.

Public screenings were held at many venues and attracted many fans eager to support Samurai Japan, who faced Team USA in the WBC Final in Miami and won the championship for the first time since 2009.

In Tokyo’s bustling Shinjuku district, more than 100 fans turned up at the Wald 9 cinema despite the game being played early in the morning.

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