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Tuesday 26 September 2023 Dublin: 15°C

# Japan

Last year
Japan introduces up to one-year jail time for cyberbullying
Hana Kimura’s death in 2020 prompted calls for stronger regulation of online abuse.
Heatwave follows flooding in China as changing weather patterns wreak havoc
Troubling weather patterns worldwide have ‘all the hallmarks of climate change’, say scientists.
Pandemic leaves Japan 'clearly behind' for Rugby World Cup, says coach Jamie Joseph
Japan played no games in 2020 because of coronavirus restrictions.
Biden says US would intervene militarily if China invaded Taiwan
A Chinese official referred to the Taiwan issue as a “purely internal affair for China”, in reaction to Biden’s remark.
'I would love to leave Munster with hopefully two trophies' - De Allende
The in-form Springbok centre is leaving at the end of the season.
Japan sightseeing boat accident death toll rises to 11
The Kazu I sent a distress signal on Saturday afternoon in the waters off Japan’s northern Hokkaido island.
10 dead, 16 missing after sightseeing boat sinks off Japanese coast
The Kazu I sent a distress signal on Saturday afternoon after it began taking on water off the remote northeastern tip of Japan’s Hokkaido region.
Ireland Women set for their first-ever summer tour in Japan
Head coach Greg McWilliams feels the tour will be crucial in developing Ireland’s players.
Tokyo residents warned of potential blackouts as a result of earthquake
Homeowners and businesses have been asked to conserve power after coal-fired power stations stopped working because of the quake.
Tsunami alert lifted after powerful 7.3-magnitude earthquake in Japan
The quake was centred off the coast of the Fukushima region at a depth of 60 kilometres.
Japan-US marine combat drills held amid fears over Chinese and Russian activity
Training was held near Mount Fuji as the allies strengthen military cooperation.
Arrested rugby star Ferguson details Japan prison nightmare
The player was arrested over an alleged assault and possession of illegal drugs in Tokyo last month.
Toyota suspends production at domestic plants after reported cyber attack
A spokeswoman for Toyota said that the stoppage, which for now will last a day, would affect production of 13,000 vehicles.
Japan agrees US military curbs to tackle 'sharp rise' in Covid cases
The spike has been blamed on the US military because the case increases are most pronounced in areas near the bases.
Rare snow in Tokyo forces over one hundred domestic flight cancellations
The Japan Meteorological Agency issued a heavy snow alert for the city for the first time since 2018.
North Korea fires suspected ballistic missile into sea
The launch followed a speech by Kim Jong Un last week in which he said North Korea would continue to build up its military capabilities.
All time
Japan executes three prisoners for first time since 2019
Japan and the US are the only members of the G7 group of developed countries that still use the death penalty.
Japan shuts borders as world races to stem new Covid variant
The Philippines also said it would temporarily suspend plans to allow fully vaccinated tourists.
No joy for O’Brien in Japan Cup as Contrail ends on a high
Triple Crown winner now heads to stud.
UN experts arrive in Japan to review plans for release of Fukushima water
The team will meet with Japanese officials and visit the Fukushima Daiichi plant.
Golovkin returning to the ring for middleweight unification bout with Japanese star Murata
The fight, scheduled for 29 December, will be the 39-year-old’s first in over a year.
20-metre passes and 50:22 kicks - Keenan is a key influence for Ireland
The Leinster fullback is one of the first names on Andy Farrell’s team sheet.
'We'd love to do it all the time' - Sexton on Ireland's exciting attack against Japan
The Ireland captain says that the All Blacks won’t present similar opportunities.
Ireland's offloads, Furlong the playmaker, and 1-3-2-2 attack shape
Andy Farrell’s side scored nine tries as they dismantled Japan in Dublin.
Paul McGrath, a samurai sword, and standing ovations - Sexton's special day
The 36-year-old Ireland captain enjoyed a perfect day.
Clean bill of health for Ireland as Farrell weighs up All Blacks selection
Ireland will bring some momentum into next weekend’s clash in Dublin.
Ireland obliterate Japan with slick performance as Sexton marks 100th in style
Ireland’s attack was superb as forwards and backs linked for some stunning scores.
Ireland's 'new breed' set for entertaining contest with inventive Japan
Paul O’Connell is excited about the skill levels of Ireland’s players.
'I was certainly quite a rare item in Japan at 6ft 5ins with red hair'
Irishman Mark Egan had great success as a rugby player in Japan and now works for the JRFU.
Ireland's XV includes 12 players who came through the Leinster academy
The three other starters are natives of New Zealand.
Dynamic, quick, skillful - Ireland's forward pack looks finely balanced
Andy Farrell is excited about what his ‘brilliant pack’ can do against Japan.
Japan learning to live with great expectations and the pressure of being marked men
The Brave Blossoms take on Ireland at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday.
Uncapped hooker Sheehan 'hits the ground running' to earn shot against Japan
The Leinster hooker is set for his Ireland debut off the bench on Saturday.
Japan recall Kotaro Matsushima for Saturday's Test at the Aviva
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
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?
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
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
Johnny Sexton could win his 100th Ireland cap this weekend in Dublin.
Connacht's Mack Hansen called into Ireland squad ahead of Japan clash
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
Officers said the man stabbed one person and details of how the other 16 were injured are being investigated.