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Japan: All Blacks stars say 'san-kyu' to their Rugby World Cup hosts

3 22.09.2019 Инфо

M/S All Blacks players making their way through a crowd at the "New Zealand Says 39" event in Tokyo on Sunday
M/S All Blacks players making their way through a crowd
M/S All Blacks players Joe Moody, Jack Goodhue, Jordie Barrett, George Bridge, Shannon Frizell and Brad Webber, on stage
M/S All Blacks players writing in Japanese on whiteboards, "Team A" and "Team B"
M/S Fans vote "Team B" to win
C/U Moody, Goodhue, Barrett, Bridge, Frizell and Webber
M/S Joe Moody speaking with microphone
M/S Fans
M/S All Blacks signing autographs and making their way through crowd
C/U Man carving wood
C/U Kids receiving toys
SOT, Junya Sakano, visitor (Japanese): "This event is really good, and it gives a good influence for Japanese children, too. To understand each other's cultures is wonderful."
W/S Attendees taking pictures
M/S Maori performers on stage
W/S Maori performers on stage
SOT, Jamus Webster, actor: "Sharing our culture to the people of Japan has been such an amazing experience. We've been learning ourselves about the similarities that we have with the Japanese culture and it's all about "manaakitanga" or the hosting of guess."
W/S Attendees
M/S Attendees
W/S Attendees at event
W/S Attendees at event
SCRIPT
Players from the New Zealand national rugby union team participated in an event organised by their government in Tokyo on Sunday to thank you to their Japanese hosts for their hospitality during the 2019 Rugby World Cup.
The event was called 'New Zealand says 39', with the number having a phonetic pronunciation ('san-kyu') which closely resembles the English 'thank you.'
All Blacks players Joe Moody, Jack Goodhue, Jordie Barrett, George Bridge, Shannon Frizell and Brad Webber, appeared at the event, where they hung out with Japanese fans, and participated in a Q&A.
Actor Jamus Webster, who was also a part of the event to promote Kiwi culture, said: "Sharing our culture to the people of Japan has been such an amazing experience. We've been learning ourselves about the similarities that we have with the Japanese culture and it's all about "manaakitanga" or the hosting of guess."
New Zealand's next match is scheduled for October 3, when they'll face Canada at the Showa Denko Dome in Oita.