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A special edition train designed for the upcoming Rugby World Cup was unveiled to reporters at Kamaishi Station in on Tuesday in the build-up to the tournament kicking off across Japan in September.

The train, operated by Sanriku Railway Co. and dubbed the “Scrum Iwate Fifteen,” features 35 local PR mascot characters from within Iwate Prefecture wearing the red and white stripes of Japan’s national rugby team, the Brave Blossoms. Kamaishi is one of the World Cup’s 12 host cities.

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