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Emoni Narawa In Tokyo, Japan
Sunday, June 10, 2012

World class

KEIO Plaza Hotel, where the Flying Fijians are currently staying offers varieties of home away from home hospitality. With more than 1430 guest rooms, the world-class hotel is located in Shinjuku, the heart of the Tokyo metropolis. It is a minutes away from the busiest train stations in the world (Shinjuku Station) and the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building. At a 2008 count, Shinjuku hads an estimated population of 312, 418.

Japan population

JAPAN is sometimes referred to as the Land of the Rising Sun. It is made up of 6,852 islands with a population over 127 million people. Tokyo has the largest population, then Yokohama, Osaka and Nagoya where the Flying Fijians played it first PNC game against Japan last Tuesday.

Chicken curry

INDIAN chicken curry is not only famous in Fiji. At the Keio Plaza Restaurant, the spicy dish is one of the favourites for most hotel guests.

Chichibu stadium

PRINCE Chichibu Memorial Stadium is the home of the Japanese Rugby Football Union. The stadium which hosted the 2012 HSBC Japan 7s tournament has a capacity of 25,194 spectators. The first-ever night game to be played at the ground was between Japan and the Asian Barbarians in August, 2007. Since then it has been used for the Top League games.

Ruled out

NIPPY scrumhalf Nikola Matawalu has been ruled out of second Pacific Nations Cup match against Samoa today. Matawalu failed to recover in time after injuring his ankle in the opening game against Japan on Tuesday. The Ra lad was replaced by New Zealand-based Nemia Kenatale.





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