Since March 11, Japan has been battered with a succession of depressing news; from earthquake and nuclear energy crisis.
It has been so difficult to find something worth smiling about... until now.
Japan's national female soccer team gave the whole nation a reason not only to smile but to rejoice.
Winning the match against the two-time champion USA in a penalty shootout was a big feat since it was their first appearance in a World Cup final.
Giving the whole nation the only positive news ever publicized about Japan in a span of four months.
If you weren't able to catch the championship game, check out the highlights from this Youtube video I found.