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Kamaishi, Iwate Prefecture, one of the Tohoku locales that was seriously damaged by the 3/11 earthquake and tsunami four years ago, is among the 12 cities that will host the 2019 Rugby World Cup matches.

On Monday, the host cities were decided in the executive board meeting of the Rugby World Cup Ltd., which operates the World Cup, in Dublin, and were announced in news conferences at the same time in the Irish capital and Tokyo.

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