Rugby World Cup England 2015 Gala Reception

Gala Reception at the British Embassy Sends off the Japanese Rugby Team with Great Fanfare

The Ambassador’s Residence at the British Embassy Tokyo was abuzz as attendees gathered for a gala reception to celebrate this year’s upcoming Rugby World Cup (RWC), which kicks off in England on September 18th. The event provided a good networking opportunity among stakeholders.

Representatives from 9 out of the 12 host cities of RWC 2019 gathered from all over Japan, joining the Japan Rugby 2019 Tournament Organisers at the event.

HM British Ambassador to Japan Tim Hitchens made the opening remarks, giving a brief history of the sport.

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Article by Vanessa Holden, September 2015.