Japan Large-Scale Event Alert

Updated on 19 September 2019


The Situation:

Japan is hosting the Rugby World Cup starting 20 September through 2 November.

Matches will be held in the following cities:

  • Tokyo

  • Sapporo

  • Yokohama City

  • Higashiosaka City, Osaka Prefecture

  • Toyota City, Aichi Prefecture

  • Kumagaya City, Saitama Prefecture

  • Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture

  • Kamaichi City, Iwate Prefecture

  • Kobe City, Shizuoka Prefecture

  • Oita Prefecture

  • Kumamoto City, Kumamoto Prefecture Match schedule.


Possible Effects:

• Road closures near venues

• Increased security presence

• Larger than normal crowds

• Significant traffic delays and detours

• Transport disruptions

• Increased demand for transportation options

• Increased petty crime


Mitigating Factors to Apply:

• Adhere to public security orders

• Avoid all large crowds, which can attract unwanted attention

• Allow extra time for travel

• Take bypasses and highways

• Monitor local and social media for updates

• If using public transportation, ensure services are operating normally



DISCLAIMER and Hold Harmless

Disclaimer: LSDS gathers information from multiple sources and offers insight and perspective to travelers. Sources cannot be validated for accuracy in every instance. Travelers assume all risk associated with their travel and are responsible for the decisions associated with travel and for their own safety. Users of this reference document agree, to hold harmless LSDS (LLC) its employees and clients associated with any risk or injury incurred during travel.

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