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A French Influencer promotes Fujiyoshida to the World (Finale) – Streaming –

As an Olympic Host Town for France during the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Paralympic Games, Fujiyoshida City has implemented several social, economic and cultural exchange programs. As part of this effort we invited French influencer Mr. Guillaume Jamar to Fujiyoshida to participate in exchanges with the local community and spread information in a video, which has now started streaming on his YouTube channel “Ichiban Japan.” In the …

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A French Influencer promotes Fujiyoshida to the World (Part 2) – Tourism, History and Culture –

As an Olympic Host Town for France during the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Paralympic Games, Fujiyoshida City has implemented several social, economic and cultural exchange programs. As part of this effort, French YouTuber Guillaume Jamar visited Fujiyoshida City to promote local tourism, history, culture, industry and education. In Part 1, we reflected on his time visiting a local junior high school, in Part 2 he tours the …

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A French Influencer promotes Fujiyoshida to the World (Part 1) – Exchange with Locals –

As an Olympic Host Town for France during the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Paralympic Games, Fujiyoshida City has implemented several social, economic and cultural exchange programs. As part of this effort, the city recently invited a YouTube influencer to create a video to promote local tourism, history, culture, industry and education via social media. The purpose of this project was to create a lasting impact of the …

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Making Fujiyoshida the “Sacred Land of Rugby” ~How to make the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Pre-Tournament Training a Success~ 【RWC2019~Extra②】

Fujiyoshida City has served as the training camp for the French National Team during both the 2019 Rugby World Cup and the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and has developed several Host Town exchange programs leading up to both events. We’ve introduced several of our exchanges and events on this site, but we still often get questions from locals such as “what is a Host Town anyway?” or …

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Making Fujiyoshida the “Sacred Land of Rugby” ~How to make the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Pre-Tournament Training a Success~ 【RWC2019~Extra①】

Fujiyoshida City was registered as the Olympic Host Town for France in June 2016 and has worked toward preparations for the French National Rugby Sevens’ pre-training camp leading up to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. (See the 8 part series detailing the various efforts here.) In this post, we have included an additional anecdote from our time hosting the French National team during the 2019 Rugby …

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A video message for the French Rugby Federation

Fujiyoshida City was registered as the Olympic Host Town for France in June 2016 and has worked toward preparations for the French National Rugby Sevens’ training camp leading up to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games ever since. The city also previously served as the Team Camp and pre-training site for the French national team, providing assistance and support during the 2019 Rugby World Cup. Unfortunately due …

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Making Fujiyoshida the “Sacred Land of Rugby” ~How to make the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Pre-Tournament Training a Success~ 【RWC2019 Overview】(Final Part)

The Rugby World Cup 2019 lasted a month and half across twelve different venues across Japan, and on November 2, the games would come to an end as South Africa claimed their first victory in three years. The first Rugby World Cup to be held in Asia gained attention for reasons other than the actual games. From the Canadian and Namibian teams volunteering in relief efforts …

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Making Fujiyoshida the “Sacred Land of Rugby” ~How to make the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Pre-Tournament Training a Success~ 【RWC2019 Preparations】(Part ⑦)

Fujiyoshida City has facilitated several exchanges to promote their Olympic Host Town agreement with the nation of France leading up both the 2019 Rugby World Cup as well as the 2020 Tokyo Olympics with the help of countless individuals and organizations, Hosting the French National Rugby Team during the 2019 Rugby World Cup in particular would not have been possible without the support of such organizations …

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Making Fujiyoshida the “Sacred Land of Rugby” ~How to make the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Pre-Tournament Training a Success~ 【Building Momentum During the RWC Games】 (Part ⑥)

Fujiyoshida City has implemented numerous exchange projects with France, its partner nation in the Olympic Host Town program. For more on our city’s promotion and marketing leading up to the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan see here.  Here we will introduce how we built local support and excitement during the actual tournament. We hope to use our experience in implementing previous campaigns to similarly promote …

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Making Fujiyoshida the “Sacred Land of Rugby” ~How to make the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Pre-Tournament Training a Success~ 【Building Momentum Ahead of the RWC Games】 (Part ⑤)

Fujiyoshida City has implemented numerous exchange projects with France, its partner nation in the Olympic Host Town program. One such project, our city’s designation as the Team Camp for the French National Team during the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan, involved considerable promotion and marketing to stir excitement locally for both the tournament and the camp.Prior to the games, a large banner was hung at …

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