More than 400,000 tourists are expected to visit Japan in September, among them a host of avid South African rugby supporters.Japan is hosting the Rugby World Cup, the first nation in Asia to do so.The sport is one area in which Japan hopes to find common ground with SA long after this weekend's G20 summit is done and dusted."We hope that the two countries will use the Rugby World Cup to deepen their friendship, and that the scale of tourism between us will continue to expand," said Yukihiro Aoki, an official in the Japan Tourism Agency, which falls under the ministry of land, infrastructure, transport and tourism.A report compiled by Japan's Rugby World Cup 2019 organising committee says more than 400,000 visitors are expected for the tournament, which runs from September 20 to November 2. The report does not break the figures down into countries or regions of origin, but national teams from 20 countries around the world will take part. Some South African rugby supporters ...

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