Leading lingerie firm, Triumph International (Japan) Ltd, has brought out a new novelty "baseball" bra to celebrate recent Japanese successes in the Major Leagues.

The colourful bra comes in two designs - one has two baseball mitts attached to the cups while the other has a mitt and ball.

A company spokeswoman said "This year has been full of very glum news. The only bright spots have been news of Japanese baseball players who have been successful in the Major Leagues. We made the 'baseball bra' in order to sort of cheer on the success of the baseball players."