Japan Rugby Football Union (President, Shigetaka Mori), with the cooperation of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA, President, Shinichi Kitaoka), has been contributing to the Asia Rugby initiative, “Asian Scrum Project”. As part of this program, rugby leaders have dispatched to India through the JICA volunteer project as follows. In this dispatch, for the purpose of developing rugby competition in the target country, development activities targeting youth at the local level, technical guidance for improving the competitive ability of club teams, national teams, local coaches and staff. This time, JICA dispatched a volunteer who is active between 20 and 39 years of age and based on requests from developing countries, utilizing his/her skills and experience.
Japan Rugby Football Union and JICA signed a cooperation agreement in July, 2013 as the “JICA-JRFU Scrum Project”. We will continue to dispatch rugby leaders as JICA volunteers to contribute to the development of healthy youth in developing countries and at the same time to develop global resources in Japan.

Dispatch contents:

  1. Rugby Coach at Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences(KISS)/Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology(KIIT)
  2. Rugby coaching at local schools that are under the jurisdiction of the Odisha Rugby Football Association (ORFA)
  3. To provide support for the activities agreed with India Rugby Union and ORFA
  4. Supporting training camps for provincial teams and Indian national teams

Name: Tatsuya Kato
Birthplace: Tokyo
Place of dispatch: India
Assigned to: India Rugby Union
Dispatch period: December 2, 2019 – December 1, 2020
[Comments before dispatch]
While working with Indian people, we will actively engage in activities to grow the game together. Thank you in advance.