New Zealand will welcome over 60 accredited media from Japan
during Rugby World Cup 2011 including official rights holding
broadcasters NHK and J-Sports.
Tourism New Zealand is working directly with several key
accredited media including Yomiuri, Mainichi, Nikkei and Asahi in
assisting and hosting them under the RWC 2011 media programme,
including official city media tours to Christchurch. Other
freelance journalists, bloggers and photographers are being
assisted with continuous updates on media events through the virtual
In addition to covering the Japan and New Zealand teams - that
both enjoy a popular following in Japan, these journalists will
send a range of stories back to Japan including reflections on New
Zealand's warm welcome and hospitality, iconic travel ideas,
business and culture.