- Title: Japan prepares for Rugby World Cup
- Date: 18th September 2019
- Summary: TOKYO, JAPAN (SEPTEMBER 18, 2019) (REUTERS) CUSTOMERS BROWSING VARIOUS OF SHOPPERS LOOKING AT SHIRTS, HATS BIN OF WORLD CUP MASCOT DOLLS BIN OF RUGBY BALLS WITH DESIGNS FROM VARIOUS COUNTRIES PEOPLE SHOPPING DISPLAY OF NEW ZEALAND ALL BLACKS JERSEY AND CAP (SOUNDBITE) (English) CUSTOMER FROM PORTUGAL, NUNO MOURA PINHEIRO, SAYING: "I feel very exciting. I hope for this moment four years and I believe all rugby fans are very excited and we are enjoying this period of rugby and we are very, very, very happy." CUSTOMER LOOKING AT SHIRTS STORE STAFF WORKING RUGBY WORLD CUP BALL (SOUNDBITE) (English) ENGLISH CUSTOMER LIVING IN AUSTRALIA, HEATHER SMITH, SAYING: "I'm trying to restrict him on what to buy, because I think he'd buy the whole store. (laughs) But yeah, a few bits, definitely for sure." CUSTOMER TWIRLING BALL VARIOUS OF HATS ON DISPLAY (SOUNDBITE) (Japanese) JAPANESE CUSTOMER, JUNKO KISHIKAWA, SAYING: "I want Japan to win, but I also like New Zealand's haka. So I want New Zealand to do their best, too." SHOPPERS LOOKING AT MASCOT DOLLS VARIOUS OF CUSTOMERS MAKING PURCHASES EXTERIOR OF RUGBY WORLD CUP MEGASTORE RUGBY WORLD CUP LOGO AND SIGN READING (English): "MEGASTORE"
- Embargoed: 2nd October 2019 10:39
- Keywords: Rugby World Cup Tokyo Japan
- Location: TOKYO, JAPAN
- City: TOKYO, JAPAN
- Country: Japan
- Topics: Rugby Union,Sport
- Reuters ID: LVA001AX6PHRZ
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Shoppers flocked to the Rugby World Cup Megastore on Wednesday (September 18) to snap up goods from their favourite teams two days before the tournament kicks off.
Fans from Japan and overseas filled their shopping bags with items from shirts and rugby balls to towels and mascot dolls. According to the store manager, more than 5,000 customers visit the shop, and they are expecting more to come during the tournament.
The limited-time store opened its doors on August 22, close to Tokyo's busy Shinjuku Station.
The 2019 Rugby World Cup runs from September 20 through November 2.
(Production: Yasuteru Ueda, Chris Gallagher, Kwiyeon Ha)
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