RCAPS Symposium
Fulfilling the 2010 South African World Cup Promise: Learning from the 2002 Japan - Korea Experience

The Ritsumeikan Center for Asia Pacific Studies held a symposium as detailed below. The theme of the symposium was " ;Fulfilling the 2010 South African World Cup Promise: Learning from the 2002 Japan - Korea Experience".

The goal of this symposium was to apply the experiences from the 2002 Korea Japan World Cup to the upcoming 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

The focus was on the challenges of preparing for the 2002 World Cup in Oita Prefecture and the influence hosting the tournament had on regional development. The discussion will allow the organizers of the 2010 World Cup to benefit from many the lessons learned during the 2002 World Cup preparations. The results of the symposium will be widely conveyed to the South African government, the World Cup Organizing Committee, universities, and students. The organizers expect that it will contribute to the success of the 2010 World Cup.


Mr. Hiramatsu Morihiko
Chairman, Oita OVOP International Exchange Promotion Committee
Former Oita Prefecture Governor Voice Chairman
Japan Organising Committee for the 2002 FIFA World Cup Korea/Japan (JAWOC)

"2002 Korea Japan World Cup: Challenges and Victories"


Mr. G. Dawood
Embassy of the Republic of South African in Japan
First Secretary (Political)

"Legacy of Apartheid and Fast-tracking Social and Economic Development in a Multicultural Society"

Mr.Furusawa Toru
General Manager, International Affairs Tourism Promotion,Travel Marketing Strategy Headquarters, JTB Corp
Chairman, South Africa Working Group,Japan Association of Travel Agents(JATA)

"South African Tourism through JATA Activities"

Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency
Acting Chief Marketing Officer

"Progress and Achievements of Host Cities in Preparing for the 2010 South Africa World Cup"

Mrs. Roshene Singh
South African Tourism(Global)
Chief Marketing Officer

"Preparations for the 2010 South Africa World Cup and its Potential for the Global Promotion of South African Tourism"


Mr Kazuhisa Tanaka
Western Japan District, Emirates Airlines
Sales Manager

"Dynamics of Sports Sponsorship in Relation to a FIFA World Cup"

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