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《TICAD7 in Yokohama》 Rugby and TICAD7 at Shin-Yoko Football Park

The 1st Kohoku Cup Tag Rugby Tournament was held at Shin-Yoko Football Park, adjacent to Nissan Stadium, on Saturday, October 13.

In Tag Rugby, a version of the game suited for beginners, grabbing a tag attached to a player’s belt replaces a tackle. As the deciding game of the Rugby World Cup 2019TM will be held next year in Nissan Stadium, the sport is positioned to garner increasing attention. Split across nine teams, 56 elementary school students enjoyed spirited games of tag rugby at the event.

The enthusiastic children’s rugby games at the park also presented an opportunity to spread the word on another event taking place in Yokohama next year: the 7th Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD7). Informational panels were displayed, flyers distributed, and bottles of Hamakko-Doshi water featuring TICAD7 were given out to promote the event.