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The construction of two temporary stands at the new rugby stadium in Kamaishi, northeastern Japan, has been completed ahead of this year’s Rugby World Cup, the operator of the facility said Wednesday.

Kamaishi Recovery Memorial Stadium — the only newly constructed stadium for the tournament, which will be held at 12 venues across the country from September — was completed last July with a permanent seating capacity of 6,000. But two temporary stands, which accommodate just over 10,000 seats, have been installed for the two matches scheduled in the city, which was devastated by the earthquake-tsunami disaster in 2011.

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