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'Lucky cat' welcomes tourists in heart of Oita

Rugby Apr 23, 2019

'Lucky cat' welcomes tourists in heart of Oita

An enormous wooden "lucky cat" has been set up at one of this year's Rugby World Cup host cities to welcome tourists ahead of the event's kickoff in September. The woodcarving of the 10-meter-long cat named "Giant Lounging Lucky Cat Fukunyan" is on display in ...

Japan Mint unveils coins commemorating Rugby World Cup

Rugby Mar 5, 2019

Japan Mint unveils coins commemorating Rugby World Cup

The Japan Mint unveiled a pair of commemorative coins Tuesday to mark the country's hosting of the 2019 Rugby World Cup from September. Former Japan international winger Daisuke Ohata was on hand for the launch of the gold ¥10,000 ($89) and silver ¥1,000 coins ...