Canon’s Sponsorship SPONSORSHIP
- Canon’s Sponsorship
Canon became the first company that signed the "Official Sponsor" contract for Rugby World Cup 2019, Japan to be held from 20 September to 2 November in 2019 in 12 cities *1 in Japan. It was the company's second sponsorship contract with the event following the previous tournament held in England in 2015.
Rugby World Cup is held once in every four years to determine the best nation in rugby union and the one hosted by Japan in 2019 is the ninth tournament in the sport's history, the first in Asia. 20 nations will participate and compete against each other throughout the 48-match period. The 2015 Tournament, which was hosted in England, was the best attended with 2.48 million fans, the most viewed with record broadcast, digital and social coverage in more than 207 nations. *2
As with other sporting competitions in the past, both in Japan and overseas, Canon will provide behind-the-scenes support to members of the press covering Rugby World Cup 2019, including camera and lens maintenance services and product loans, to enable the best possible capture of the top-class athletes competing at the zenith of their sport.
As a Rugby World Cup 2019 official sponsor, Canon offers the full support of its diverse businesses, ranging from input and output products—including cameras, lenses, video camcorders, network cameras, copiers, multifunction devices, printers and projectors—to medical equipment. The Canon Group will continue contributing to the advancement of sports through the use of Canon products and technologies.
Sapporo City, Iwate Prefecture and Kamaishi City, Saitama Prefecture and Kumagaya City, Tokyo Metropolitan, Kanagawa Prefecture and Yokohama City, Shizuoka Prefecture, Aichi Prefecture and Toyota City, Osaka Prefecture and Higashiosaka City, Kobe City, Fukuoka Prefecture and Fukuoka City, Kumamoto Prefecture and Kumamoto City, Oita Prefecture. (Host responsibilities will be shared by Cities and Prefectures written together)
According to a World Rugby Survey