Rugby, friendship and sake

24th – 25th November 2023

Huge congratulations to Mr. Reg Clark for receiving the Order of the Rising Sun from the Japanese government for his contribution to promoting Japan and UK relationship. Reg was the closest rugby friend of late Ambassador Katsuhiko Oku who was killed in Iraq 20 years ago. Since then, Reg has been organising Oku Memorial Trophy rugby match every year, and passionating devoting himself to strengthening UK-Japan friendship through rugby. Sake Samurai UK is extremely grateful to Reg for introducing sake to rugby scenes over 10 years as a symbol of Japanese spirit. Rugby, being a diplomatic sports, has a great mission in common as sake – to bring country and people’s hearts closer together.