These cheerleaders are lifting commuters' spirits
Location: Tokyo, Japan
The four-person squad
has been energizing morning commuters
for more than 10 years
They will likely continue to perform remotely
as Tokyo enters another lockdown
(SOUNDBITE) (Japanese) 37-YEAR-OLD LEADER OF JAPAN GIRLS CHEER CLUB, KUMI ASAZUMA, SAYING:"Going forward we probably will do the performance remotely by using computers or smartphones to broadcast from home separately, and delivering our good vibes via social media."
(SOUNDBITE) (Japanese) 37-YEAR-OLD LEADER OF JAPAN GIRLS CHEER CLUB, KUMI ASAZUMA, SAYING:
"I think this is a period where people are really suffering a lot. During this time if we had cried, people would feel depressed too. So with courage, we want to step forward and deliver a smile to cheer people up. We're doing this with hopes that people can feel even a little bit better."