However, the option for choosing Japan as the host of an international rugby champion has opened a new way for the economic development of Asia rugby, which has more than 60% worldwide population, however, at that time, there were just only 370 million Asian rugby players.
During recent years, the developing program of Worldwide Rugby League set the goal for reaching 1 million rugby players in Asia. Apart from Japan, the next goal to spread the culture of rugby is China, the nation has more than 1,4 billion residents. At this time, there has been a small part of the whole China population playing rugby, around 114.000 rugby players. However, China still ranks 9th on the list of rugby nations in regarding of the number of players.
According to the calculation of experts, the revenue of this tournament on Japan was around 2,8 billion euro. Even though this number was not as high as the previous recorded one in the Worldwide Championship taking place in England, 2015 (3 billion euro), the profit gained from Japan one was more enormous.
The threat caused by harsh weather condition
The success of Japan rugby championship was highly ensured, under the condition that weather did not turn out to ruin that big days. Serious storms and rains season in Japan, at that time, had not come to an end, which worried the organization department of this tournament most. They also had to come up with some alternative options, in case the tournament had to be called off, each competing team would gain 2 points as the final score would be 0-0. Luckily, this case did not come true as the weather at this year was totally supportive.