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#Japan

# japan-2 - Thursday 19 December, 2019

Liverpool confirm signing of Minamino from Salzburg
# Pen To Paper
# Pen To Paper

Liverpool confirm signing of Minamino from Salzburg

Dec 19th 2019, 8:21 AM 10,329 Views 23 Comments

The 24-year-old has already faced Liverpool twice this season in the Champions League.

# japan-2 - Wednesday 11 December, 2019

Rugby fans mob Japan's Brave Blossoms at victory parade
# Gratitude
# Gratitude

Rugby fans mob Japan's Brave Blossoms at victory parade

Dec 11th 2019, 11:00 PM 8,538 Views 8 Comments

The hosts reached the quarter finals for the first time at this year’s World Cup.

# japan-2 - Sunday 20 October, 2019

As it happened: Japan v South Africa, Rugby World Cup quarter-final
# Liveblog
# Liveblog

As it happened: Japan v South Africa, Rugby World Cup quarter-final

Oct 20th 2019, 10:15 AM 69,594 Views 34 Comments

Could the hosts continue their magical campaign and book a place in the semi-finals? We followed all the action from Tokyo.

# japan-2 - Thursday 17 October, 2019

How are the teams shaping up entering the World Cup quarter-finals in Japan?
# Down To Business
# Down To Business

How are the teams shaping up entering the World Cup quarter-finals in Japan?

Oct 17th 2019, 9:30 PM 26,215 Views 14 Comments

As the Rugby World Cup enters the knock-out stages, we take a look at the health of the eight quarter-finalists ahead of a massive weekend in Japan.

# japan-2 - Saturday 5 October, 2019

Brilliant Japan take big step towards quarters with bonus-point win over Samoa
# Pool A
# Pool A

Brilliant Japan take big step towards quarters with bonus-point win over Samoa

Oct 5th 2019, 1:34 PM 22,548 Views 54 Comments

Kotaro Matsushima’s last-gasp try secured the bonus point and sent the City of Toyota Stadium wild.

As it happened: Japan v Samoa, Rugby World Cup
# Liveblog
# Liveblog

As it happened: Japan v Samoa, Rugby World Cup

Oct 5th 2019, 11:05 AM 55,049 Views 21 Comments

It was all eyes on Ireland’s pool as hosts Japan went head-to-head with Samoa at Toyota City.

# japan-2 - Friday 20 September, 2019

As it happened: Japan v Russia, Rugby World Cup
# Liveblog
# Liveblog

As it happened: Japan v Russia, Rugby World Cup

Sep 20th 2019, 10:39 AM 51,110 Views 18 Comments

We went minute-by-minute for the World Cup opener from Tokyo.

# japan-2 - Thursday 29 August, 2019

'Key weapon' - Ireland's opponents Japan aim high at Rugby World Cup after naming squad
# Brave Blossoms
# Brave Blossoms

'Key weapon' - Ireland's opponents Japan aim high at Rugby World Cup after naming squad

Aug 29th 2019, 8:27 AM 7,154 Views 3 Comments

The hosts face Russia in the tournament’s opener on 20 September.

# japan-2 - Friday 21 June, 2019

Fiji and Japan could join expanded Rugby Championship
# Down South
# Down South

Fiji and Japan could join expanded Rugby Championship

Jun 21st 2019, 3:58 PM 7,261 Views 9 Comments

Governing body SANZAAR has been working on new models for the southern hemisphere competition.

# japan-2 - Tuesday 13 November, 2018

Japan's players paid less than €16 a day for international duty, says coach Jamie Joseph
# Pay Gap
# Pay Gap

Japan's players paid less than €16 a day for international duty, says coach Jamie Joseph

Nov 13th 2018, 11:24 AM 8,124 Views 3 Comments

The 2019 World Cup hosts face England in Twickenham on Saturday.

# japan-2 - Saturday 25 November, 2017

Stuttering France held by impressive Japan
# Draw
# Draw

Stuttering France held by impressive Japan

Nov 25th 2017, 11:42 PM 16,976 Views 8 Comments

It was the first international at the newly-opened venue U Arena and its artificial pitch.

# japan-2 - Sunday 13 August, 2017

Ireland dig themselves out of jail with big second-half comeback against Japan
# A Win Is A Win
# A Win Is A Win

Ireland dig themselves out of jail with big second-half comeback against Japan

Aug 13th 2017, 7:15 PM 29,113 Views 41 Comments

Tom Tierney’s side scored 24 unanswered points after the break to keep their World Cup campaign on track. Just.

'When you've a couple of thousand Irish people roaring at you, those demons are blown away'
# WRWC17
# WRWC17

'When you've a couple of thousand Irish people roaring at you, those demons are blown away'

Aug 13th 2017, 8:20 AM 4,367 Views 0 Comments

Ireland face Japan in their second World Cup game later, and Lindsay Peat hopes the home support can help the team record another victory.

# japan-2 - Monday 19 June, 2017

Conan's no contrarian as he proves patience is a virtue
# Patience
# Patience

Conan's no contrarian as he proves patience is a virtue

Jun 19th 2017, 9:53 AM 5,854 Views 12 Comments

The back-row had to wait two years between his two Irish caps.

William Tupou made his debut for Japan against Ireland last weekend... and now he'll serve his first ban
# Ban
# Ban

William Tupou made his debut for Japan against Ireland last weekend... and now he'll serve his first ban

Jun 19th 2017, 8:56 AM 8,874 Views 2 Comments

The Japanese centre has been banned for tip tackle on Devin Toner.

# japan-2 - Thursday 15 June, 2017

Quiz: How well do you remember Ireland's last tour of Japan?
# Summer Memories
# Summer Memories

Quiz: How well do you remember Ireland's last tour of Japan?

Jun 15th 2017, 5:00 PM 7,574 Views 0 Comments

Cast your mind all the way back to 2005.

# japan-2 - Thursday 18 May, 2017

Schmidt's Ireland and the U20s look to future with exciting summer squads
# Future View
# Future View

Schmidt's Ireland and the U20s look to future with exciting summer squads

May 18th 2017, 9:00 PM 7,039 Views 13 Comments

Both squads will provide opportunities for younger players to shine.

# japan-2 - Wednesday 17 May, 2017

All Blacks to face Japan in November Test ahead of World Cup
# Recce Mission
# Recce Mission

All Blacks to face Japan in November Test ahead of World Cup

May 17th 2017, 10:05 AM 3,979 Views 4 Comments

The world champions will meet the Brave Blossoms in a one-off Test next year.

# japan-2 - Tuesday 13 December, 2016

Dates for Ireland's first Test matches against Japan since 2005 confirmed
# Summer Plans
# Summer Plans

Dates for Ireland's first Test matches against Japan since 2005 confirmed

Dec 13th 2016, 2:48 PM 8,382 Views 21 Comments

Joe Schmidt’s side will face the Brave Blossoms in June 2017.

# japan-2 - Saturday 19 November, 2016

Last-gasp drop-goal saves Welsh blushes against Japan
# Late Drama
# Late Drama

Last-gasp drop-goal saves Welsh blushes against Japan

Nov 19th 2016, 5:16 PM 5,952 Views 4 Comments

Sam Davies was the hero as the hosts snatched victory at the death in Cardiff.

# japan-2 - Saturday 18 June, 2016

Scotland make light work of Japan in opening Test
# Comfortable
# Comfortable

Scotland make light work of Japan in opening Test

Jun 18th 2016, 2:32 PM 4,745 Views 1 Comment

There was no chance of a World Cup revenge for the Asian side.

# japan-2 - Friday 25 September, 2015

Analysis: Japan show importance of high-quality coaching at RWC
# Intelligence
# Intelligence

Analysis: Japan show importance of high-quality coaching at RWC

Sep 25th 2015, 8:40 PM 8,652 Views 4 Comments

Eddie Jones’ men are a joy to watch with their programmed attack and clever set-piece.

# japan-2 - Tuesday 22 September, 2015

We'll Leave it There So: Fergie's 'world class' players, Leinster's McLaughlin retires and all today's sport
# Tuesday
# Tuesday

We'll Leave it There So: Fergie's 'world class' players, Leinster's McLaughlin retires and all today's sport

Sep 22nd 2015, 8:22 PM 18,938 Views 3 Comments

Plus, Ireland loves Japan and a Dublin GAA star’s car is stolen.

# japan-2 - Monday 21 September, 2015

Jubilant Japanese fans force official Rugby World Cup store to close in London
# Memorabilia Mania
# Memorabilia Mania

Jubilant Japanese fans force official Rugby World Cup store to close in London

Sep 21st 2015, 2:51 PM 7,284 Views 6 Comments

You can hardly blame them, can you?

Analysis: Japan's shock RWC win included a stunning set-piece try
# Masterful
# Masterful

Analysis: Japan's shock RWC win included a stunning set-piece try

Sep 21st 2015, 11:19 AM 12,774 Views 8 Comments

Ayumu Goromaru’s brilliant score captured many elements of the incredible Japan performance.

# japan-2 - Sunday 20 September, 2015

Here's how the last few moments of yesterday's epic clash played out on Japanese TV
# Feelgood Factor
# Feelgood Factor

Here's how the last few moments of yesterday's epic clash played out on Japanese TV

Sep 20th 2015, 12:24 PM 11,683 Views 10 Comments

Inevitably, everything went crazy when Karne Hesketh went over in the corner.

# japan-2 - Saturday 19 September, 2015

'A rugby miracle' - Here are the highlights of Japan's historic triumph
# Video
# Video

'A rugby miracle' - Here are the highlights of Japan's historic triumph

Sep 19th 2015, 8:54 PM 20,937 Views 19 Comments

There were emotional scenes as Karne Hesketh claimed a last-gasp try.

# japan-2 - Monday 8 December, 2014

Pep Guardiola is dipping one of his immaculate loafers into the world of rugby
# Special Adviser
# Special Adviser

Pep Guardiola is dipping one of his immaculate loafers into the world of rugby

Dec 8th 2014, 3:16 PM 8,221 Views 3 Comments

Pep has been giving some advice to Japan head coach Eddie Jones ahead of the World Cup.

# japan-2 - Sunday 30 March, 2014

Wonderful GIF of Japanese rugby player absolutely botching a swan dive
# Ash Crash
# Ash Crash

Wonderful GIF of Japanese rugby player absolutely botching a swan dive

Mar 30th 2014, 10:32 AM 23,297 Views 23 Comments

Kosuke Hashino, hang your head in shame.