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Japanese Rugby Fans descended on the Kumagaya Rugby Stadium to practice singing the South African National Anthem; the group was very excited!

 

Kumagaya, Japan – It is safe to say that the population of Japan are really excited to host the rest of the world during the Rugby World Cup.

They are so excited they have taken the time to learn the national anthems of the opposing countries. A large group of Japanese rugby fans got together to practice singing our diverse national anthem.

The video was taken by Mike Jansen, and it shows a very enthusiastic crowd singing along. It was organised by Scrum Unison, a project that as launched this year in celebration of the national anthems across the globe.

They have also done the national anthem of our neighbour Namibia. The group translates all anthems and puts the phonetic sounds in place of the words, making it easier for the rugby fans to sing along.

“Rugby fan Sandy Kondo said that more than 400 people turned up at the Kumagaya stadium to practice singing the South African national anthem, with some travelling for several hours to attend. Even the mayor of Kumagaya was part of the makeshift choir who practised away in the 34-degree heat.” – The BlitzBokke Supporters Page

We absolutely love the fans enthusiasm and willingness to learn something new. It goes to show that Japan will most likely be incredible hosts.

We cannot wait to see every aspect of the world cup and look forward to seeing how Japan will make it unique. Are you as excited as us?

Take a look at the adorable video of the rugby fans below.


Sources: Facebook
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