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The city of Kamaishi, in Iwate Prefecture, one of areas devastated in the Great East Japan Earthquake, is among the 12 host cities being proposed by the Japanese organizing committee as part of multiple plans for the 2019 Rugby World Cup, an informed source told Kyodo News on Thursday.

Also on the list of strong potential candidates are Sapporo, Toyota in Aichi Prefecture, and Higashiosaka in Osaka Prefecture, the site of Kintetsu Hanazono Rugby Stadium.

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