Rugby-Japanese PM Aso on board for 2015 rugby World Cup bid

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TOKYO, March 31 (Reuters) - Japan's bid to host the rugby World Cup in 2015 has been given government backing with Prime Minister Taro Aso joining the bidding committee. The Japan Rugby Football Union (JRFU) said on Tuesday that Aso had pledged his commitment to the country's bid and would act as the committee's executive adviser. Japan insisted the global economic downturn would not have any adverse effect on their bid and the JRFU have already secured corporate backing from some of the ...

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