FIFA WC 2022: Why is Anand Mahindra all praise for Japanese fans?

Story by  Shaista Fatima | Posted by  shaista fatima • 1 Years ago
Screengrab of Japanese fans cleaning the stadium
Screengrab of Japanese fans cleaning the stadium


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Those who have grown up watching ShinChan, Doremon, and Naruto must be familiar with the Japanese way of living. Their way of life is even compiled in the books like IKIGAI and KAIZEN where having meaning in life and living with simplicity in sync with peace is stressed. 

But this is not the reason why India's billionaire Anand Mahindra is all praise for the Japanese football fans.

In the opening match of FIFA WC Ecuador defeated the host nation Qatar by 2-0. The stadium afterwards as usual was filled with leftovers.

The Japanese fans took up the task of cleaning the stadium all by themselves.

Qatar Living, a news and media website on Instagram posted a video of the Japanese fans after the match where their host can be seen astonished at the Japanese selfless act of cleanliness and hygiene. 

He can be seen asking one of the fans as to why she was doing it, to which she replies, "We Japanese never leave rubbish behind..". One of the fans said nonchalantly, "not for the cameras.."

The video was reposted by tech giant Mahindra and captioned,"They said they weren’t doing it for the cameras, but I’m glad the cameras still spotted them.."

Mahindra praised their values and said they were worth watching for the global audience.

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