2023 will mark the 200th anniversary of sport of rugby! The history of rugby stretches back to 1823, where it was believed to have been accidentally invented by William Webb Ellis, who during a football match, ran with the ball instead of kicking it. Since then, it has evolved into one of the most celebrated sports with an estimated 410 million dedicated fans located across the globe.

The British Chamber of Commerce in Japan (BCCJ), alongside the Australian New Zealand Chamber of Commerce in Japan (ANZCCJ), Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Japan (CCCJ), CCI France Japon (CCIJF), Ireland Japan Chamber of Commerce (IJCC), and South African Chamber of Commerce in Japan (SACCJ) invite you to join us for a celebratory event at The Tokyo EDITION Toranomon on the evening of Wednesday, February 1. Over a a mouth-watering buffet and free flow drinks, we look forward to welcoming a host of special guests and influential supporters of the growth of the game, as we also look forward to a momentous year for the sport as Japan passes the baton to France to host the Rugby World Cup 2023.

Date: Wednesday 1 February, 2023

Time: 7:00PM - 9:00PM

Venue: The Tokyo EDITION Toranomon 2F Meeting Studio

Price: ANZCCJ Members ¥11,000

(Complimentary ticket cannot be used for this event.)

Registration deadline: Tuesday 24 January 15:00


  1. Payment is required at time of purchase of tickets. If your payment will be late due to your company's financial procedures, contact us at info@anzccj.jp as soon as you have completed your registration. Please note that unpaid registrations will not be added to the guest list.
  2. No shows/cancellations will not be refunded as places are limited.


The Tokyo EDITION Toranomon 2F Meeting Studio
Minato City, Tokyo, Japan

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For additional event or venue information, please send an email to akihiro.ito@anzccj.jp

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