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  • £50m Shortfall Predicted By Japan 2019 Organisers

    Japan Today has reported that Yoshiro Mori, vice president of the organizing committee for Rugby World Cup 2019, said last week that the inability to use the new national stadium will cost organizers 10 billion yen (£50m). Speaking in Tokyo, Mori said the government’s decision to scrap the original plan, that would have had an 80,000-seat stadium ready for the 2019 event, will result in reduced revenues for the Rugby World Cup. He apparenty said that to make up for the shortfall, 2019 organis...

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  • Japan RWC2019 And Tokyo 2020 Team Up

    RWC2019 in Japan has signed a landmark collaboration agreement with the organisers of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, under which the two organisations will exchange knowledge and resources to maximise benefits and impacts for their respective events. Officials will share their experiences in terms of preparing for and managing major sporting events, including security measures, transport infrastructure, venue management, volunteer programmes and anti-doping programmes. A signing ceremony to mark...

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  • World Rugby Wants New Japan 2019 Plan By End Of September

    World Rugby has confirmed that it is seeking formal reassurances from Japan 2019 organisers on a number of key points following the loss of the National Stadium as a host venue and wants to see progress by the end of September. A statement from World Rugby read: “Following a detailed analysis of the impact of the Japanese government’s disappointing decision to remove the new National Stadium from the inventory of Rugby World Cup 2019 host venues, World Rugby has set out a revised roadmap fo...

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  • SECOM Sponsors As Japan 2019 To Announce Fixtures And Tickets Two Years Out

    World Rugby has announced that SECOM has become an official sponsor of Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan. The security firm is partnering RWC for the first time, but is a long-standing partner of rugby in the host nation through the Japan Rugby Football Union, Sunwolves Super Rugby team and the Top League. Under the deal, SECOM will provide security expertise to the tournament organisers to support operational delivery for the tournament that will be played across 12 host cities. SECOM Co. Ltd. pres...

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  • Japan 2019 President Discusses Challenges

    The president of the Japan 2019 organising committee, Akira Shimazu, has talked to the BBC about the ticketing challenges his team is facing at the next Rugby World Cup. Please find an excerpt from the article below: "We have 12 host venues but we actually have 19 local governments covering those 12 venues," he says. "I've 40 years' experience working in that world." A World Cup in Japan is by turns exciting and challenging. From the 72,327 capacity at the International Yokohama Stadium - where...

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  • Wales Using Rugby To Boost Business

    The Welsh government is joining forces with the country’s international rugby team in an attempt to boost business links with Japan. Representatives are accompanying the Wales rugby squad on their tour to the Far East to embark on a trade and inward investment mission in the hope of reinforcing the links between Japan and Wales and increasing the amount of business taking place between the two countries. Welsh products and firms will be promoted at a reception for 200 business guests at the Br...

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  • DHL Renew World Rugby Partnership For Japan 2019

    World Rugby and DHL have announced the renewal of the global logistics provider as a worldwide partner of Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan. DHL is a major supporter of rugby worldwide, including sponsorship of the men’s and women’s HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series, and has again secured the designation of Official Logistics Partner for Japan 2019. The partnership extends DHL’s association with rugby’s showcase event to three editions and ensures that World Rugby’s target of six Rugby World...

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  • World Rugby Settles For Reduced Capacity At Major Japan 2019 Games

    ... Stadium 30,000 Kumagaya Rugby Ground 24,000 Hakatanomori Stadium 22,563 Kamaishi Recovery Memorial Stadium 16,187   Nevertheless, World Rugby chairman Bernard Lapasset is happy with the solution that has been reached and has praised the Japanese government and other stakeholders for their support. “We look forward to working in full partnership with the Japan Rugby 2019 organising committee and the Japan Rugby Football Union as we look ahead to what promises to be a spectacula...

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  • Japanese Cities Bid For RWC 2019 Matches

    Japan Rugby 2019, the organising body behind the 2019 Rugby World Cup, has revealed that 14 cities in Japan have applied to host matches at the tournament. Cities from Sapporo in the north of the country right down to Nagasaki and Kumamoto in the south have applied, meaning that there is a healthy geographical spread of proposed venues. There is also a range of stadium capacities ranging from 80,000 in Tokyo to 15,000 at Kamaishi City in the Iwate Prefecture. With the submission phase of the bid...

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  • Canon Extend RWC Sponsorship To 2019

    Canon, a world-leader in imaging solutions, has extended its official sponsorship of Rugby World Cup to include Japan 2019. A significant supporter of rugby in Japan through the Top League, Canon first partnered with England 2015 event that delivered global brand exposure through unprecedented broadcast, digital and social coverage. World Rugby chairman Bill Beaumont said: "We are delighted to be extending our relationship with Canon as a Rugby World Cup 2019 official sponsor. "Canon is an impo...

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