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(L to R) Russell Coutts, CEO of the America's Cup Event Authority, SoftBank Chairman and CEO Masayoshi Son, Japan Sailing Federation (JSAF) chairman Hirobumi Kawano, SoftBank Team Japan general manager Kazuhiro Sofuku and Fukuoka Mayor Soichiro Takashima pose for the cameras during a news conference on June 1, 2016, Tokyo, Japan. The American's Cup Event Authority, Fukuoka City, Japan SoftBank Group Corp. (SBG) and the JSAF announced that the ninth race of the the Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series (LVACWS) will be held in Fukuoka, the fifth largest city in Japan, from November 18 to 20, 2016. Fukuoka will be the first city to host the LVACWS in Asia since the competition started in 1851. The race is part of the qualifiers for the 35th America's Cup 2017. (Photo by Rodrigo Reyes Marin/AFLO)

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Japan to become first Asian host to host Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series
(L to R) Russell Coutts, CEO of the America's Cup Event Authority, SoftBank Chairman and CEO Masayoshi Son, Japan Sailing Federation (JSAF) chairman Hirobumi Kawano, SoftBank Team Japan general manager Kazuhiro Sofuku and Fukuoka Mayor Soichiro Takashima pose for the cameras during a news conference on June 1, 2016, Tokyo, Japan. The American's Cup Event Authority, Fukuoka City, Japan SoftBank Group Corp. (SBG) and the JSAF announced that the ninth race of the the Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series (LVACWS) will be held in Fukuoka, the fifth largest city in Japan, from November 18 to 20, 2016. Fukuoka will be the first city to host the LVACWS in Asia since the competition started in 1851. The race is part of the qualifiers for the 35th America's Cup 2017. (Photo by Rodrigo Reyes Marin/AFLO)

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Date 2 Jun 2016
Location: Tokyo Japan
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Hirobumi Kawano
Kazuhiro Sofuku
Soichiro Takashima