Rugby World Cup an ‘immense’ opportunity to build Irish presence in Japan, Coveney says

Tánaiste reminds Ireland rugby supporters to remember they are ‘ambassadors’

Tánaiste Simon Coveney, Minister for Business Heather Humphreys, Minister for Tourism and Sport Shane Ross and Japanese ambassador Mitsuru Kitano at the announcement of a Japan-focused promotional campaign for Ireland during the Rugby World Cup. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins

Tánaiste Simon Coveney, Minister for Business Heather Humphreys, Minister for Tourism and Sport Shane Ross and Japanese ambassador Mitsuru Kitano at the announcement of a Japan-focused promotional campaign for Ireland during the Rugby World Cup. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins

The Rugby World Cup provides an “immense opportunity” for Ireland to build a presence and forge relationships in Japan, Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has said.

Speaking as a campaign was announced to promote Ireland in Japan during the tournament, Mr Coveney said some 25,000 Irish people would be visiting Japanese cities in the coming weeks.

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