Japan is getting rugby ready ahead of the World Cup and in doing so is practicing South Africa’s National Anthem, “Nkosi Sikelel’ iAfrika”.
A video of a large group of Japanese people at Kumagaya Stadium singing the national anthem is going viral. They have clearly been practicing hard as they belt out the words effortlessly.
The town’s mayor joined in the serenade and together they masterfully sang our glorious anthem.
Kumagaya Stadium will be the venue of the warm-up match between our Springboks and Japan on September 6. We know who we are backing, but it seems we have a good vocal team backing our boys on that end too. The Springboks left for Japan today.
Looking forward to having Springboks in Japan. Japanese rugby fans are practicing South African National Anthem to welcome the team with respect at Kumagaya Stadiam on 6th September ＼(^o^)／ pic.twitter.com/voA6OfAXZ7
— Sandy Kondo (@sandykondo) August 26, 2019