Akishinomiya greetings at the Rugby World Cup Memorial Party September 20th 4:54

A commemorative party was held in Tokyo on the night of the 19th before the Rugby World Cup Japan tournament started on the 20th, and Mr. and Mrs. Akishinomiya attended.

About 600 people, including Prime Minister Abe and those involved in the operation of the tournament, attended the party held in Tokyo and Minato Ward. It was.

In this, Mr. Akishinomiya greeted and said about the tournament, "It will add a new page to the history of rugby and will be one of the opportunities to develop rugby football into a more global sport." It was stated.

On top of that, when I said, “I pray that this tournament will be a wonderful tournament that will remain in the hearts of people all over the world, I will greet you.” Was shown.

The tournament will be held for a month and a half from the 20th, and Mr. Akishino will make an opening declaration at the opening ceremony as the honorary governor on the 20th and watch the opening race between Japan and Russia.

There will also be a match at a stadium built in an area devastated by the Great East Japan Earthquake tsunami in Kamaishi City, Iwate Prefecture, and the final match.