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Japan’s Rugby World Cup signs latest sponsor

Japanese real estate company Mitsubishi Real Estate has agreed a deal to sponsor the 2019 Rugby World Cup.

Mitsubishi Real Estate will serve as an official sponsor of the event, which is being hosted by Japan and marks the first edition of the national team tournament in Asia.

The company joins Canon, Toto, SECOM and Taisho Pharmaceutical as official sponsors of the World Cup.

Emirates, Heineken, Land Rover, Mastercard, Société Générale and DHL have already been secured as the six worldwide partners.

World Rugby chairman Bill Beaumont said: “The appointment of another major brand demonstrates the significant commercial appeal of Rugby World Cup 2019 in the global and domestic marketplace.”

Japan’s World Cup is due to run from September 20 to November 2 next year.