World Rugby has announced the appointment of Mitsubishi Estate Co. Ltd as a Rugby World Cup 2019 Official Sponsor (Real Estate category), underscoring strong commercial momentum ahead of Asia's first tournament.

Mitsubishi Estate Co Ltd. is a committed supporter of rugby in Japan and will play a significant role in the promotion of Rugby World Cup 2019.

World Rugby Chairman Bill Beaumont said: "We are delighted to be welcoming Mitsubishi Estate Co. Ltd to the Rugby World Cup commercial programme for the first time as an Official Sponsor for Japan 2019. The appointment of another major brand, demonstrates the significant commercial appeal of Rugby World Cup 2019 in the global and domestic marketplace.”

Mitsubishi Estate President and CEO Junichi Yoshida added: “It is a great honour to be a Rugby World Cup 2019 Official Sponsor. We look forward to contributing to the success and enhancing the excitement of the tournament together with rugby fans all over the world, participating players, and the tournament officials.”

Rugby World Cup 2019 is on track to be a ground-breaking celebration of rugby and its values, generating record nationwide sporting, social and economic impact for Japan, while significant early ticket demand underscores the attraction of Asia’s first Rugby World Cup with Japanese public and global fans.

The next major ticketing phase for domestic and international fans is the Supporters’ Club/Front Row sales phase, which begins on 19 May. Further details of this phase and the whole ticketing programme can be viewed at

The Rugby World Cup 2019 commercial programme features a full inventory of six Worldwide Partners: Emirates, Heineken, Land Rover, Mastercard, Société Générale and DHL (all confirmed in record time with record value). Canon, TOTO Ltd, SECOM, Taisho Pharmaceutical and Mitsubishi Estate Co. Ltd as Official Sponsors and Gilbert, Tudor and Toppan Printing as Tournament Suppliers with continued interest extremely high.