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AKIRA SHIMAZU

Japan Times
Rugby
Aug 24, 2019
Rugby World Cup teams set to receive special welcome
Rugby World Cup
Japan Times
Rugby
Aug 1, 2019
Rugby World Cup organizers mark 50 days until opening match
Rugby World Cup organizers were confident they were in good shape as they entered the final stretch of preparations for the tournament on Thursday, 50 days out from the opening match between Japan and Russia.
Rugby
Jul 18, 2019
Rugby World Cup tickets begin getting shipped overseas
With 64 day to go until the Rugby World Cup kicks off in Japan, tickets destined for international fans began shipping Thursday from Tokyo.
Japan Times
Rugby
Feb 21, 2019
Organizing committee chief Akira Shimazu hopes World Cup will be catalyst for growth
With half a year to go until the first-ever Rugby World Cup in Asia, organizing committee chief Akira Shimazu insisted that the hosts are focused on making the tournament in Japan a "ground-breaking" event.
Rugby
Jan 15, 2019
Rugby World Cup organizers recruit more than 13,000 volunteers
The 2019 Rugby World Cup organizing committee announced Tuesday that it has recruited approximately 13,000 volunteers for the Sept. 20-Nov. 2 tournament, 3,000 more than originally planned.
Rugby
Jul 23, 2018
Rugby World Cup receives record number of applications for volunteer program
Japan Rugby 2019 announced Monday that it has received over 38,000 applications for the volunteer program for next year's Rugby World Cup.
Japan Times
Rugby
Jun 14, 2018
Tournament director Alan Gilpin confident 2019 Rugby World Cup organizers will be ready for extravaganza
The tournament director of the 2019 Rugby World Cup admitted Thursday that Japan's 12 host cities have yet to fully grasp the scale of the event but expressed confidence that they will be able to cope when an estimated 400,000 overseas fans arrive in 15 months' time.
Rugby
Mar 6, 2018
Almost 900,000 applications received for 2019 Rugby World Cup tickets
Rugby's international governing body said Tuesday it has received nearly 900,000 applications from fans in more than 100 countries for tickets to the 2019 World Cup in Japan.
Japan Times
Rugby
Nov 1, 2017
Rugby World Cup organizers struggling to select training bases
The organizers of the next Rugby World Cup, Japan Rugby 2019, will not announce their candidates to host official training bases for the tournament as scheduled, organizing committee CEO Akira Shimazu indicated Tuesday.
Japan Times
Rugby
May 9, 2017
Rugby leaders using ambitious projects to grow sport in Asia
On the eve of Wednesday's draw for the 2019 Rugby World Cup, organizers are hoping the tournament will spur even more interest in the sport in the world's largest continent.
Japan Times
Rugby
May 2, 2017
Hall of Famer Sakata, wrestling legend Yoshida among presenters for RWC draw
World Rugby Hall of Famer Yoshihiro Sakata and Olympic wrestling legend Saori Yoshida will be among the presenters at next week's draw for the 2019 Rugby World Cup, organizers announced Tuesday.
Japan Times
Rugby
Oct 14, 2016
Rugby chief fears Olympics leaving 2019 World Cup in shade
World Rugby chief Brett Gosper admits he is concerned that the 2020 Tokyo Olympics are shunting the 2019 Rugby World Cup into the shadows just three years before Japan hosts the event.
Rugby
May 12, 2016
Rugby World Cup draw to take place in Japan in May 2017
World Rugby announced Wednesday the draw for the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan will be held in the country in May 2017, the first time it will be conducted outside Britain or Ireland.
Japan Times
Rugby
Feb 23, 2016
Rugby World Cup chief pledges faith in Japan 2019 organizers
The head of the Rugby World Cup is confident that Japan can transform itself into a rugby-mad nation by 2019 and make the first tournament to be held in Asia a success.

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