Japanese fans cheer for the home team before the 2019 Rugby World Cup quarter-final against South Africa. Photo: AFPJapanese fans cheer for the home team before the 2019 Rugby World Cup quarter-final against South Africa. Photo: AFP
Japanese fans cheer for the home team before the 2019 Rugby World Cup quarter-final against South Africa. Photo: AFP

Japan Rugby World Cup worth US$5.39 billion to hosts: report

  • Positive news comes as costs spiral for delayed Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Japanese Football Association cancels bid for Fifa Women’s World Cup in 2023.
  • Last year’s event generated almost twice what the 2015 Rugby World Cup did for hosts England
Topic |   Rugby World Cup 2019
Japanese fans cheer for the home team before the 2019 Rugby World Cup quarter-final against South Africa. Photo: AFPJapanese fans cheer for the home team before the 2019 Rugby World Cup quarter-final against South Africa. Photo: AFP
Japanese fans cheer for the home team before the 2019 Rugby World Cup quarter-final against South Africa. Photo: AFP
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