Prince Akishino becomes Rugby World Cup 2019 Honorary Patron
Japan Today -- Sep 11
Rugby World Cup 2019 has announced that Prince Akishino has accepted the request of the Rugby World Cup 2019 Organising Committee to assume the role of Honorary Patron to the tournament.

The period of appointment will commence one year ahead of the start of the tournament on Sept 20, 2018 and run until the last day of the tournament on Nov 2, 2019.

Fujio Mitarai, Chairman of Rugby World Cup 2019 Organising Committee said: "On behalf of all members and stakeholders of Rugby World Cup 2019, I would like to extend my sincerest gratitude to Prince Akishino for his gracious acceptance of our invitation to assume the position of Honorary Patron.

宮内庁は、2019年に日本で開催されるラグビーワールドカップの名誉総裁に秋篠宮さまが就任されると発表しました。 宮内庁によりますと、8月5日に大会の組織委員会から秋篠宮さまに対して名誉総裁就任の要請があったということです。
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