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The Japan Football Association decided Wednesday to reward the women’s national team with cash bonuses for winning the Women’s World Cup, with the 21 squad members to receive ¥6.5 million each.

The JFA had set down ¥1.5 million each but decided to pay an extra ¥5 million as a special bonus for the triumph, an achievement that brought a much-needed dose of good cheer to the country still traumatized by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami.

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