‘Japanese athletes protecting environment’ photos go viral on Facebook

Images of Japanese athletes cleaning up the athletes' village goes viral on Facebook

Japanese athletes are tidying up the environment at the athlete village in Linkou. Photos credits to: Tsai Shu-chun (蔡淑君)

TAIPEI (Taiwan) – Three pictures of Japanese contestants picking up trash at the Universiade athletes' village were posted on Facebook and were appreciated for their highly eco-conscious attitude by netizens.

This morning, Tsai Shu-chun (蔡淑君), a member of New Taipei City Council, posted on her Facebook page three photos of Japanese athletes tidying up the environment at the athletes' village in Linkou. Along with the photos, she wrote: "Foreign athletes are voluntarily picking up trash and sweeping up the ground to protect the environment at Linkou Community Sports Park."

In just four hours after posting the photos, her Facebook post then rapidly became popular with more than 300 shares and almost 4,000 likes. Facebook users also left many complimentary comments saying: "Much appreciated, we need to learn this kind of attitude from these athletes," and suggested people to learn from the athletes' actions and stop randomly throwing trash on the street.