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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2461

Japan is the winner of FIFA 2018!

By Dr.Nalin Abeysekera

Japan national football team and its fans suffered a massive heartbreak on last Monday, losing to a last-gasp Belgium goal that shattered its hopes of reaching the World Cup 2018 quarter-finals. Anyway, Japanese fans have done their homework

Refer following headings appeared in world media, 'Gracious in defeat, Japan leave Russia World Cup with pride'

World Cup 2018: Heartbroken Japan fans clean stadium in tears following last-gasp loss to Belgium-Sun
Heartbroken Japan players clean dressing room and leave thank you note in Russian after Belgium knock them out –Birminghammail

Japan players clean dressing room after heart-breaking World Cup defeat to Belgium-Times of india
This is how Aljazeera reported this :

"But before leaving Russia, players and fans ensured they left an indelible mark not only on the tournament but also followers of the game. The fans cleaned up the stadium and the players did likewise in the dressing room before leaving a note saying "spasibo" which translates to "thank you" in English.Off the field, fans fought back tears and wondered what could have been after their dreams were crushed late on…”

In Business, we always believe the victory. Anyway as per Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne defined Blue Ocean Strategy as " companies are better off searching for ways to gain uncontested market space " which has been successfully implemented by Japanese fans. And more importantly, they have done this solely for the betterment of the world at large without any expectation. So now the word of ‘Respect” has become a Universal doctrine!

Dr.Nalin Abeysekera - The writer is a Senior Lecturer for Strategic Management and Chartered Marketer, Department of Management Studies, Open University of Sri Lanka.

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Japan is the winner of FIFA 2018!
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