London facility promotes Rugby World Cup in Japan

posted on October 10, 2015

Organizers of the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan have opened a facility in London to attract attention to the event. The British capital is currently hosting the World Cup.

The facility named "Japan Pavilion" has been built in a square in front of Westminster Abbey in central London.

About 100 people including locals associated with rugby attended the opening ceremony on Friday.

Akira Shimazu, CEO of the Rugby World Cup 2019 Organizing Committee, said he hopes many people will come to Japan from around the world and that Japanese will welcome guests with their spirit of hospitality.

Panels introducing 12 cities hosting the games in Japan are on display. There are also exhibits featuring aspects of traditional Japanese culture, such as kimono and origami paper.

Among the attendees was James Fitzgerald, media manager for the international rugby organization, World Rugby.

source by NHK world
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