March 25, 2009

Empire State Building honors Japan

New York's Empire State Building was lit up in Japan's flag colors Tuesday night in honor of the country's win in the 2009 World Baseball Classic.

The upper reaches of the iconic Manhattan skyscraper were bathed in wide swathes of white, red and white to resemble the Japanese flag, Kyodo news service reported.

Japan won its second straight WBC title Monday 5-3 over South Korea in 10 innings at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles.