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Reuters Japan's national women's soccer team head coach Sasaki and captain Sawa pose with Japanese PM Kan and other teammates during an award ceremony in Toky - Photo

Japan's national women's soccer team head coach Sasaki and captain Sawa pose with Japanese PM Kan and other teammates during an award ceremony in Toky

Thursday August 18, 08:38 AM
Japan's national women's soccer team head coach Norio Sasaki (front row, L) and captain Homare Sawa (front row, R) hold a certificate and plaque for the People's Honour Award as they pose with Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan (front row, C) and other teammates during an award ceremony at the premier's official residence in Tokyo August 18, 2011. Japan's women's soccer team, also known as "Nadeshiko Japan", received the award for their victory in the Women's World Cup in Germany. Also pictured are: Nahomi Kawasumi (second row, L-R), Karina Maruyama and Azusa Iwashimizu. REUTERS/Toshifumi Kitamura/Pool (JAPAN - Tags: SPORT SOCCER POLITICS IMAGES OF THE DAY)