Hundreds of twitterers followed along during the game. It only took seconds for reaction to spill in once the score went final.
The first to tweet the result was @mikeplugh.
@mikeplugh (Akita City, Japan ): Wow! Japan does it AGAIN!! Congrats! #kingsofbaseball #wbc #champions #yakyu
Here's some tweets from Japanese supporters:
@pjaficionado (Okinawa, Japan): Japan just took the WBC....やった！！！
@toshisato (Nanpeidaicho, Japan): Congratulations to Samurai Japan!! it was the most exciting baseball game I've ever seen! #WBC
@miyagawa (San Francisco, Calif.): YEAHHHH!!!!!!!! Japan wins!! #wbc
And tweets from fans of the losing team:
@jinoopan (Bundang, South Korea): Korea lost the WBC, but what a good game.
@jchung (Boston, Mass.): such a depressing way to lose, still buying that korea wbc fitted. sam im not coming to atx if ppl talk [expletive].