The 87th Emperor's Cup was took place on New Year's Day at Tokyo's National Stadium, and this year again the Ecoflag was displayed on the electronic scoreboard.
Environmental messages were broadcast to the packed stadium before the game and at half time, and the Ecoflag flew alongside the team flags atop the arena.
This year's message read, "The Ecoflag is the symbol of Ecoplay and is recognized by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). As player and fans of football, we call on everyone to practice fair play and Ecoplay In addition to following the rules and acting fairly, let's protect nature, and reduce our energy and material consumption."
*When visiting the stadium please use public transport
*At the stadium, help us reduce garbage
After the game, many fans joined the "clean supporters" and helped clean up the stadium.