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#Japan

# japan - Last year 2021

Japan recall Kotaro Matsushima for Saturday's Test at the Aviva
# Brave Blossoms
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# Brave Blossoms

Japan recall Kotaro Matsushima for Saturday's Test at the Aviva

Nov 4th 2021, 3:34 PM 4,240 Views 2 Comments

Yu Tamura also named in Brave Blossoms side to face Ireland in the first Test of the November series.

Conway and Lowe named to start for Ireland, Sheehan to debut off bench
# Team News
From The42
# Team News

Conway and Lowe named to start for Ireland, Sheehan to debut off bench

Nov 4th 2021, 1:03 PM 39,296 Views 95 Comments

Johnny Sexton captains the team on the occasion of his 100th Ireland cap.

What will Ireland have picked out from Japan's only game since July?
# Analysis
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# Analysis

What will Ireland have picked out from Japan's only game since July?

Nov 3rd 2021, 8:30 PM 5,666 Views 0 Comments

Jamie Joseph and Tony Brown’s side are incisive and intelligent in attack.

Sexton set to start on 100th Ireland cap with Lowe in line for recall
# J Lowe
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# J Lowe

Sexton set to start on 100th Ireland cap with Lowe in line for recall

Updated Nov 3rd 2021, 7:58 PM 30,090 Views 60 Comments

Andy Farrell is set to go with a strong XV for the visit of Japan.

Farrell has intriguing options in Ireland's back row and back three
# Selection
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# Selection

Farrell has intriguing options in Ireland's back row and back three

Nov 1st 2021, 7:30 PM 13,958 Views 15 Comments

Johnny Sexton could win his 100th Ireland cap this weekend in Dublin.

Connacht's Mack Hansen called into Ireland squad ahead of Japan clash
# IQ
From The42
# IQ

Connacht's Mack Hansen called into Ireland squad ahead of Japan clash

Nov 1st 2021, 5:00 PM 28,021 Views 40 Comments

The 23-year-old qualifies to play through his Cork-born mother.

Man dressed as Joker injures at least 17 people in knife attack on Tokyo train
# Japan
# Japan

Man dressed as Joker injures at least 17 people in knife attack on Tokyo train

Nov 1st 2021, 8:12 AM 20,572 Views 4 Comments

Officers said the man stabbed one person and details of how the other 16 were injured are being investigated.

Man held after 17 people injured in stabbing spree on Tokyo commuter train
# Tokyo Stabbing
# Tokyo Stabbing

Man held after 17 people injured in stabbing spree on Tokyo commuter train

Oct 31st 2021, 6:25 PM 19,545 Views 2 Comments

It was reported the suspect told police he used an earlier train stabbing case as an example.

James Ryan: 'That game in 2019 is probably one of the toughest I've ever played'
# Brave Blossoms
From The42
# Brave Blossoms

James Ryan: 'That game in 2019 is probably one of the toughest I've ever played'

Updated Oct 30th 2021, 3:05 PM 25,997 Views 5 Comments

James Ryan is warning Ireland fans not to overlook Japan’s threat next weekend.

Sexton still the man as Farrell's Ireland look towards clash with thrilling Japan
# Big Picture
From The42
# Big Picture

Sexton still the man as Farrell's Ireland look towards clash with thrilling Japan

Oct 29th 2021, 12:00 PM 21,755 Views 37 Comments

The 2023 World Cup is looming into view as Ireland get set for an intriguing autumn series.

McClenaghan fumes over 'slippery' pommel horse after missing out on world championship final
# Gymnastics
From The42
# Gymnastics

McClenaghan fumes over 'slippery' pommel horse after missing out on world championship final

Oct 20th 2021, 3:06 PM 4,627 Views 0 Comments

The 22-year-old had to compete after an unscheduled 90-minute break, during which workers disinfected the apparatus.

Japan's Mount Aso volcano erupts for second time this century
# Volcano
# Volcano

Japan's Mount Aso volcano erupts for second time this century

Oct 20th 2021, 7:44 AM 11,652 Views 10 Comments

The volcano sits on the so-called Pacific “Ring of Fire” where many of the planet’s eruptions are recorded.

Japan's Prime Minister bows out of party leadership race in sign he will step down
# Yoshihide Suga
# Yoshihide Suga

Japan's Prime Minister bows out of party leadership race in sign he will step down

Sep 3rd 2021, 9:57 AM 4,468 Views 2 Comments

The politician’s support ratings have declined to around 26% amid criticism over the Olympics taking place during the pandemic.

Japan to expand Covid emergency areas as cases rise
# Delta
# Delta

Japan to expand Covid emergency areas as cases rise

Aug 25th 2021, 8:51 AM 8,624 Views 2 Comments

Officials deny any direct link between increased cases and the Tokyo Olympics.

First virus case reported in Paralympic Village
# Japan
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# Japan

First virus case reported in Paralympic Village

Aug 19th 2021, 8:12 AM 1,966 Views 0 Comments

The case involves a Games-related member of staff who is not resident in Japan.

Japan braces for more rain after floods and landslides
# Downpours
# Downpours

Japan braces for more rain after floods and landslides

Aug 15th 2021, 11:00 AM 12,228 Views 3 Comments

Two million people were advised to urgently seek shelter as rivers overflowed.

President Higgins sends best wishes to Ireland's Paralympics team
# Paralympics Ireland
# Paralympics Ireland

President Higgins sends best wishes to Ireland's Paralympics team

Aug 12th 2021, 7:44 PM 16,003 Views 3 Comments

The 29 athletes representing Ireland at the Paralympics in Japan will compete in nine sports.

Nagasaki marks atomic bomb anniversary with sombre ceremony
# Japan
# Japan

Nagasaki marks atomic bomb anniversary with sombre ceremony

Aug 9th 2021, 7:58 AM 18,560 Views 34 Comments

The bombing came three days after the United States made the world’s first atomic attack on Hiroshima.

Man held after 10 passengers stabbed on Tokyo train
# Japan
# Japan

Man held after 10 passengers stabbed on Tokyo train

Aug 7th 2021, 7:23 AM 21,186 Views 4 Comments

The attack is not believed to be connected to the Olympics.

Belarus athlete lands in Vienna, as husband offered humanitarian visa by Poland
# Krystsina Tsimanouskaya
# Krystsina Tsimanouskaya

Belarus athlete lands in Vienna, as husband offered humanitarian visa by Poland

Updated Aug 4th 2021, 6:35 PM 48,889 Views 30 Comments

The IOC has received a report from Belarus’s Olympic committee, which is “being evaluated.”

Japan to expand virus emergency one week into Olympics
# State Of Emergency
# State Of Emergency

Japan to expand virus emergency one week into Olympics

Jul 30th 2021, 7:33 AM 11,792 Views 5 Comments

“We need to send a strong message,” said Japan’s Health Minister Norihisa Tamura.

Tropical storm nears Japan, disrupting Tokyo Olympics
# Concern
From The42
# Concern

Tropical storm nears Japan, disrupting Tokyo Olympics

Updated Jul 27th 2021, 8:18 AM 3,342 Views 3 Comments

Irish 49er sailing duo Robert Dickson and Sean Waddilove are experiencing a delay as a result.

Tokyo will be under state of emergency for Olympics due to rising Covid infection rates
# Olympics
# Olympics

Tokyo will be under state of emergency for Olympics due to rising Covid infection rates

Updated Jul 8th 2021, 11:39 AM 21,857 Views 8 Comments

The Summer Olympics, already delayed a year by the pandemic, begin on 23 July and will finish on 8 August.

Rescuers struggle to locate dozens of residents in landslide-hit Japanese town
# Rescue Mission
# Rescue Mission

Rescuers struggle to locate dozens of residents in landslide-hit Japanese town

Jul 5th 2021, 3:55 PM 4,612 Views 1 Comment

64 people are missing after a Japanese holiday town was hit by a landslide at the weekend.

Ireland set to experiment against US after Farrell's men see off Japan
# Last Assignment
From The42
# Last Assignment

Ireland set to experiment against US after Farrell's men see off Japan

Jul 5th 2021, 6:00 AM 9,601 Views 7 Comments

Gavin Coombes made his debut last weekend and more should follow this Saturday.

'It's about belief in our game' - Japan are becoming rugby's great entertainers
# Brave Blossoms
From The42
# Brave Blossoms

'It's about belief in our game' - Japan are becoming rugby's great entertainers

Jul 4th 2021, 9:34 PM 5,478 Views 0 Comments

Jamie Joseph and Tony Brown back their team to take risks and attack with intent.

Two people dead and 20 missing after mudslide rips through Japan town
# Atami
# Atami

Two people dead and 20 missing after mudslide rips through Japan town

Jul 4th 2021, 11:33 AM 6,076 Views 0 Comments

The deluge crashed down a mountainside into rows of houses following heavy rains that began several days ago.

Van der Flier outstanding for Ireland after missing out on Lions call-up
# Impact
From The42
# Impact

Van der Flier outstanding for Ireland after missing out on Lions call-up

Jul 4th 2021, 7:30 AM 9,347 Views 10 Comments

Ireland boss Andy Farrell praised the openside’s contribution against Japan.

'It wasn't a mixed bag for me, I'm delighted with the win' - Farrell
# The Boss
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# The Boss

'It wasn't a mixed bag for me, I'm delighted with the win' - Farrell

Jul 3rd 2021, 6:17 PM 8,371 Views 10 Comments

The Ireland head coach was satisfied with his team’s 39-31 victory over Japan.

'Shizuoka was a bit of a motivation for us' - Ryan's delight at Ireland win
# Victory
From The42
# Victory

'Shizuoka was a bit of a motivation for us' - Ryan's delight at Ireland win

Jul 3rd 2021, 3:38 PM 9,805 Views 12 Comments

Josh van der Flier was named man of the match in Dublin.

Farrell's Ireland get over the line in battle against thrilling Japan
# Entertainers
From The42
# Entertainers

Farrell's Ireland get over the line in battle against thrilling Japan

Jul 3rd 2021, 2:53 PM 39,363 Views 68 Comments

The home side scored five tries against the exciting and ambitious visitors.

As it happened: Ireland v Japan, Vodafone Summer Series From The42
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As it happened: Ireland v Japan, Vodafone Summer Series

Two bodies found after mudslide sweeps away houses in central Japan
# Atami
# Atami

Two bodies found after mudslide sweeps away houses in central Japan

Jul 3rd 2021, 11:22 AM 10,753 Views 3 Comments

Heavy rain has been lashing across Japan since earlier this week.

Farrell's strong Ireland XV underlines threat posed by exciting Japan
# Test
From The42
# Test

Farrell's strong Ireland XV underlines threat posed by exciting Japan

Jul 3rd 2021, 7:00 AM 17,391 Views 8 Comments

Memories from the 2019 World Cup remain very fresh.

Ryan captains Ireland as Carbery makes long-awaited return against Japan
# Team News
From The42
# Team News

Ryan captains Ireland as Carbery makes long-awaited return against Japan

Jul 1st 2021, 4:04 PM 26,259 Views 39 Comments

Gavin Coombes is set for his debut off the bench on Saturday.

Ulster's athletic 'hybrid' Timoney earns Ireland shot with determined progress
# Speed
From The42
# Speed

Ulster's athletic 'hybrid' Timoney earns Ireland shot with determined progress

Jun 29th 2021, 6:15 AM 9,553 Views 13 Comments

The 25-year-old moved to Ulster in 2017 and hasn’t looked back since.

Ireland confirm injury for Ryan as Lowry stays with Farrell's squad
# Update
From The42
# Update

Ireland confirm injury for Ryan as Lowry stays with Farrell's squad

Jun 28th 2021, 12:16 PM 14,047 Views 40 Comments

The second row hasn’t officially been ruled out of this weekend’s clash with Japan.

Lions look past 'huge loss' of Jones as they set off for South Africa
# Awj
From The42
# Awj

Lions look past 'huge loss' of Jones as they set off for South Africa

Jun 27th 2021, 10:00 PM 8,592 Views 3 Comments

Out-half Dan Biggar enjoyed playing with the Irish centre pairing of Bundee Aki and Robbie Henshaw.

'I still don't have my head around it' - Murray honoured to be Lions captain
# Shock
From The42
# Shock

'I still don't have my head around it' - Murray honoured to be Lions captain

Updated Jun 27th 2021, 12:00 PM 29,676 Views 19 Comments

The 32-year-old said Alun Wyn Jones offered him a few words of advice last night.

Murray the biggest winner from a tumultuous day for Gatland's Lions
# Changes
From The42
# Changes

Murray the biggest winner from a tumultuous day for Gatland's Lions

Jun 27th 2021, 7:15 AM 13,002 Views 15 Comments

Alun Wyn Jones and Justin Tipuric were ruled out of the tour.