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# japan - Tuesday 22 June, 2021

Gatland includes six Irish players in Lions' starting XV against Japan
# Team News
From The42
# Team News

Gatland includes six Irish players in Lions' starting XV against Japan

Jun 22nd 2021, 11:14 AM 36,382 Views 24 Comments

Henshaw, Aki, Murray, Beirne, Henderson, and Conan all get a start.

# japan - Monday 21 June, 2021

'I do everything I can to provide for my family and put them first' - Aki
# Motivation
From The42
# Motivation

'I do everything I can to provide for my family and put them first' - Aki

Jun 21st 2021, 10:00 PM 10,497 Views 8 Comments

The Connacht and Ireland centre is hoping to make an impression this Saturday against Japan.

Fans to make long-awaited Aviva Stadium return for Ireland's summer Tests
# Pilot Events
From The42
# Pilot Events

Fans to make long-awaited Aviva Stadium return for Ireland's summer Tests

Jun 21st 2021, 5:07 PM 16,915 Views 19 Comments

A combined total of 9,000 spectators will attend next month’s games against Japan and USA.

Saracens players and Russell land as Kelleher continues to impress the Lions
# Fresh Faces
From The42
# Fresh Faces

Saracens players and Russell land as Kelleher continues to impress the Lions

Jun 21st 2021, 1:59 PM 12,470 Views 2 Comments

The 23-year-old Ireland hooker will remain with the Lions in Jersey this week.

# japan - Friday 18 June, 2021

Four hurt and flights disrupted as bear goes on the rampage in Japanese city
# Sapporo
# Sapporo

Four hurt and flights disrupted as bear goes on the rampage in Japanese city

Jun 18th 2021, 3:51 PM 19,084 Views 16 Comments

The bear broke into an army base and an airport before being shot by hunters.

# japan - Friday 28 May, 2021

Japan extends state of emergency until 20 June - just one month before Olympics start date
# 2021 Games
From The42
# 2021 Games

Japan extends state of emergency until 20 June - just one month before Olympics start date

May 28th 2021, 11:37 AM 1,249 Views 1 Comment

‘The situation continues to be uncertain,’ says Japan’s Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga.

# japan - Monday 24 May, 2021

Farrell watching closely as Irish provinces head into final weeks of season
# Scouting
From The42
# Scouting

Farrell watching closely as Irish provinces head into final weeks of season

May 24th 2021, 5:49 PM 8,997 Views 34 Comments

Ireland will take on Japan and the US in Dublin in July.

# japan - Sunday 23 May, 2021

All Blacks star Beauden Barrett ends Japan stint empty-handed
# Wave Goodbye
From The42
# Wave Goodbye

All Blacks star Beauden Barrett ends Japan stint empty-handed

May 23rd 2021, 2:12 PM 8,607 Views 2 Comments

The 29-year-old will now join Super Rugby’s Blues on a two-year contract.

# japan - Wednesday 12 May, 2021

Lions' meeting with Japan to be shown live on free-to-air television
# On The Box
From The42
# On The Box

Lions' meeting with Japan to be shown live on free-to-air television

May 12th 2021, 2:37 PM 8,113 Views 5 Comments

Channel 4 are showing the game from Murrayfield, and will have highlights from the rest of the tour.

# japan - Monday 10 May, 2021

Ireland set for July internationals with Japan and USA
# Change Of Plans
From The42
# Change Of Plans

Ireland set for July internationals with Japan and USA

May 10th 2021, 10:24 AM 7,565 Views 19 Comments

A planned tour of Fiji was cancelled owing to a pandemic lockdown on the Pacific Island.

# japan - Tuesday 13 April, 2021

Japan to release treated radioactive water from Fukushima plant into ocean
# Radioactive
# Radioactive

Japan to release treated radioactive water from Fukushima plant into ocean

Apr 13th 2021, 7:59 AM 26,778 Views 43 Comments

The move is fiercely opposed by local fishermen and residents.

# japan - Friday 9 April, 2021

Covid-19 patient in Japan receives world’s first lung transplant from living donors
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Covid-19 patient in Japan receives world’s first lung transplant from living donors

Apr 9th 2021, 6:55 AM 16,027 Views 7 Comments

The recipient is recovering after the nearly 11-hour operation.

# japan - Wednesday 7 April, 2021

Olympic torch relay banned from public roads across Japan's Osaka region
# Tokyo
# Tokyo

Olympic torch relay banned from public roads across Japan's Osaka region

Apr 7th 2021, 10:00 PM 9,548 Views 5 Comments

Olympic officials are battling the logical issues tied to a new surge in cases.

# japan - Tuesday 30 March, 2021

7 goals for Netherlands, 8 for Belgium and 14 for Japan in big World Cup qualifier wins
# Goal Crazy
From The42
# Goal Crazy

7 goals for Netherlands, 8 for Belgium and 14 for Japan in big World Cup qualifier wins

Mar 30th 2021, 10:16 PM 9,522 Views 6 Comments

There was some one-sided victories in tonight’s qualifiers.

# japan - Saturday 20 March, 2021

Magnitude 7.2 earthquake felt in Japanese capital
# Tokyo
# Tokyo

Magnitude 7.2 earthquake felt in Japanese capital

Mar 20th 2021, 10:14 AM 23,193 Views 24 Comments

A tsunami advisory has been issued for Japan’s north-east coast.

# japan - Wednesday 17 March, 2021

Japan’s ban on same-sex marriage ruled unconstitutional by court
# New Precedent
# New Precedent

Japan’s ban on same-sex marriage ruled unconstitutional by court

Mar 17th 2021, 7:46 AM 13,330 Views 11 Comments

The country’s refusal to issue spouse visas to partners of same-sex couples legally married overseas has been a growing problem.

# japan - Thursday 11 March, 2021

Japan marks 10th anniversary of quake, tsunami and nuclear disaster at Fukushima
# Fukushima
# Fukushima

Japan marks 10th anniversary of quake, tsunami and nuclear disaster at Fukushima

Mar 11th 2021, 10:11 PM 7,563 Views 8 Comments

More than 18,000 people died and nearly half a million were displaced.

Japan falls silent to mark decade since tsunami disaster
# Memorial
# Memorial

Japan falls silent to mark decade since tsunami disaster

Mar 11th 2021, 7:07 AM 8,650 Views 6 Comments

A minute’s silence was observed across the country at 2.46 pm local time, the precise moment a 9.0 magnitude quake hit.

# japan - Friday 26 February, 2021

Japan to end state of emergency over Covid-19 in some regions as rate of infection slows
# Tokyo Olympics
# Tokyo Olympics

Japan to end state of emergency over Covid-19 in some regions as rate of infection slows

Feb 26th 2021, 9:14 AM 7,264 Views 3 Comments

Tokyo’s response to the virus is being closely watched around the world as doubts swirl over the postponed Tokyo Olympics

# japan - Sunday 14 February, 2021

Dozens injured after strong earthquake off Japan's Fukushima
# 7.3 Magnitude
# 7.3 Magnitude

Dozens injured after strong earthquake off Japan's Fukushima

Feb 14th 2021, 8:09 AM 17,585 Views 0 Comments

The latest quake came nearly 10 years after the deadly earthquake that sparked a tsunami and nuclear meltdown.

# japan - Saturday 13 February, 2021

7.3 magnitude earthquake hits north-eastern coast of Japan
# Shaken
# Shaken

7.3 magnitude earthquake hits north-eastern coast of Japan

Updated Feb 13th 2021, 6:01 PM 21,703 Views 9 Comments

Tokyo Electric Power said that 860,000 homes were without power as a result of the quake.

# japan - Wednesday 3 February, 2021

No singing or chanting as Olympic Covid-19 measures outlined
# PlayBook
From The42
# PlayBook

No singing or chanting as Olympic Covid-19 measures outlined

Feb 3rd 2021, 10:50 AM 2,939 Views 0 Comments

All visitors to Tokyo will be required to present proof of a recent negative test upon arrival, but vaccination will not be a condition of entry.

# japan - Tuesday 26 January, 2021

Athletes told they will receive Covid-19 vaccination before Olympics - Mo Farah
# Optimistic
From The42
# Optimistic

Athletes told they will receive Covid-19 vaccination before Olympics - Mo Farah

Jan 26th 2021, 3:04 PM 3,419 Views 7 Comments

Meanwhile, Florida has offered to host the Games later this year amid speculation that Japan may back out.

# japan - Friday 22 January, 2021

Japan says there is 'no truth' in report that Tokyo Olympics will be cancelled
# Tokyo 2020
# Tokyo 2020

Japan says there is 'no truth' in report that Tokyo Olympics will be cancelled

Jan 22nd 2021, 7:41 AM 9,197 Views 10 Comments

Organisers have said they are “fully focused on hosting the Games this summer”.

# japan - Sunday 10 January, 2021

Support for holding Olympics hits new low in Japan
# Tokyo 2020
# Tokyo 2020

Support for holding Olympics hits new low in Japan

Jan 10th 2021, 1:20 PM 24,970 Views 16 Comments

Tokyo 2020 organisers are insisting the Games will go ahead this year.

# japan - Wednesday 28 October, 2020

England players could miss out on Lions selection if not released for Japan warm-up Test - Gatland
# Not Happy
From The42
# Not Happy

England players could miss out on Lions selection if not released for Japan warm-up Test - Gatland

Oct 28th 2020, 2:10 PM 6,992 Views 2 Comments

The Lions head coach has urged Premiership Rugby to remove its block on players.

# japan - Wednesday 21 October, 2020

Gatland's Lions to face Japan before departing on South Africa tour
# Brave Blossoms
From The42
# Brave Blossoms

Gatland's Lions to face Japan before departing on South Africa tour

Oct 21st 2020, 8:00 AM 5,899 Views 7 Comments

The game is set to be played at Murrayfield in Edinburgh in June 2021.

# japan - Wednesday 16 September, 2020

Japan appoints new prime minister to replace the long-serving Shinzo Abe
# At The Helm
# At The Helm

Japan appoints new prime minister to replace the long-serving Shinzo Abe

Sep 16th 2020, 8:00 AM 14,916 Views 10 Comments

Yoshihide Suga said he is a reformer who will help revive Japan’s Covid-ravaged economy.

# japan - Friday 11 September, 2020

The UK has announced it has agreed a 'historic' trade deal... with Japan
# Timing
# Timing

The UK has announced it has agreed a 'historic' trade deal... with Japan

Sep 11th 2020, 11:18 AM 35,134 Views 91 Comments

The news comes as the EU is threatening legal action over the UK reneging on its commitments made in the Brexit withdrawal agreement.

# japan - Monday 7 September, 2020

Typhoon lashes South Korea after battering southern Japan
# Typhoon Haishen
# Typhoon Haishen

Typhoon lashes South Korea after battering southern Japan

Sep 7th 2020, 7:48 AM 12,123 Views 1 Comment

Typhoon Haishen hit the southeastern coast of South Korea with sustained winds of up to 78 mph.

# japan - Thursday 3 September, 2020

Ship with 42 crew and carrying nearly 6,000 cattle sank off Japan, survivor says
# Typhoon Maysak
# Typhoon Maysak

Ship with 42 crew and carrying nearly 6,000 cattle sank off Japan, survivor says

Sep 3rd 2020, 8:40 AM 34,776 Views 29 Comments

A survivor from the ship told the Japanese coastguard the Gulf Livestock 1 fell victim to rough weather during Typhoon Maysak.

# japan - Friday 28 August, 2020

More a motorcycle with propellers, Japanese company unveils its 'flying car'
# Skydrive
# Skydrive

More a motorcycle with propellers, Japanese company unveils its 'flying car'

Aug 28th 2020, 2:59 PM 40,858 Views 22 Comments

The machine so far can fly for just five to 10 minutes.

Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announces he will resign over health problems
# Health Issues
# Health Issues

Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announces he will resign over health problems

Updated Aug 28th 2020, 9:27 AM 28,251 Views 11 Comments

It had been heavily speculated Abe would step down after recent unannounced hospital visits.

# japan - Wednesday 26 August, 2020

Wallabies captain Hooper to move to Japanese Top League next year
# Join The Club
From The42
# Join The Club

Wallabies captain Hooper to move to Japanese Top League next year

Aug 26th 2020, 11:30 AM 5,946 Views 11 Comments

The 28-year-old should still be available to feature for the national team in 2021.

# japan - Monday 20 July, 2020

Only one quarter of Japanese want Olympics next year: poll
# Tokyo Drift
From The42
# Tokyo Drift

Only one quarter of Japanese want Olympics next year: poll

Jul 20th 2020, 8:29 AM 2,082 Views 2 Comments

Most of those backing a delay or cancellation said they simply didn’t believe the pandemic could be contained in time for the Games.

# japan - Tuesday 7 July, 2020

Widespread flooding in southern Japan has led to 50 deaths
# Japan Flooding
# Japan Flooding

Widespread flooding in southern Japan has led to 50 deaths

Jul 7th 2020, 9:13 AM 9,560 Views 1 Comment

Soldiers, police and rescue workers have been searching for survivors in riverside towns.

# japan - Monday 6 July, 2020

Ex-Scotland captain Laidlaw the latest to sign up for Japanese club rugby
# Japan
From The42
# Japan

Ex-Scotland captain Laidlaw the latest to sign up for Japanese club rugby

Jul 6th 2020, 12:11 PM 6,250 Views 4 Comments

The 34-year-old was a popular figure at last year’s World Cup in Japan.

# japan - Sunday 5 July, 2020

Death toll rises as floods cause major flooding in southern Japan
# Kumamoto
# Kumamoto

Death toll rises as floods cause major flooding in southern Japan

Jul 5th 2020, 2:17 PM 16,172 Views 8 Comments

The floods in Kumamoto region have caused serious damage.

# japan - Saturday 4 July, 2020

Two dead after flooding hits southern Japan
# Kumamoto
# Kumamoto

Two dead after flooding hits southern Japan

Jul 4th 2020, 9:55 AM 9,254 Views 2 Comments

More than 75,000 residents in the southern prefectures of Kumamoto and Kagoshima were asked to evacuate.

# japan - Monday 22 June, 2020

Partial solar eclipse wows stargazers in Africa, Asia and the Middle East
# Ring Of Fire
# Ring Of Fire

Partial solar eclipse wows stargazers in Africa, Asia and the Middle East

Jun 22nd 2020, 3:20 PM 9,561 Views 7 Comments

It was known as a ‘ring of fire’ because the moon covered most, but not all, of the sun