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# japan - Friday 20 September, 2019

'I don't think anyone gives us a shot' - Japan turn attention to Schmidt's Ireland
# Next Job
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# Next Job

'I don't think anyone gives us a shot' - Japan turn attention to Schmidt's Ireland

Sep 20th 2019, 6:30 PM 10,155 Views 19 Comments

Head coach Jamie Joseph said the pressure of the opening night got to his players against Russia.

Japan warm-up for Ireland with stuttering win over Russia in World Cup opener
# Nervy
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# Nervy

Japan warm-up for Ireland with stuttering win over Russia in World Cup opener

Sep 20th 2019, 1:50 PM 35,555 Views 25 Comments

Wing Kotaro Matsushima scored a hat-trick as the hosts started with a bonus-point victory.

As it happened: Japan v Russia, Rugby World Cup
# Liveblog
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# 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 - Thursday 19 September, 2019

'We're all well aware' - Conan insists Ireland camp fully understand betting rules
# Well Briefed
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# Well Briefed

'We're all well aware' - Conan insists Ireland camp fully understand betting rules

Sep 19th 2019, 12:48 PM 9,431 Views 10 Comments

Wales assistant head coach Rob Howley was sent home from the World Cup for alleged betting offences.

# japan - Tuesday 17 September, 2019

Ruddock family 'hugely proud' with Rhys and Ciaran both at World Cup
# Brothers
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# Brothers

Ruddock family 'hugely proud' with Rhys and Ciaran both at World Cup

Sep 17th 2019, 6:45 AM 17,387 Views 4 Comments

Rhys is among Ireland’s back row options, while his older brother Ciaran is part of the S&C team.

# japan - Monday 16 September, 2019

Letter from Japan: Baby oil and 15,000 people at a Wales training session
# Balls
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# Balls

Letter from Japan: Baby oil and 15,000 people at a Wales training session

Sep 16th 2019, 4:00 PM 9,457 Views 2 Comments

Warren Gatland’s side have had massive local support, but Ireland are staying under the radar.

Schmidt's semi-final dream will be 'step too far' for Ireland - Ward
# PREDICTION
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# PREDICTION

Schmidt's semi-final dream will be 'step too far' for Ireland - Ward

Sep 16th 2019, 3:59 PM 16,336 Views 26 Comments

The former international fears the team will suffer most in the line-out.

# japan - Sunday 15 September, 2019

Explainer: A tropical subject ... Could typhoons affect the upcoming Rugby World Cup?
# Explainer
# Explainer

Explainer: A tropical subject ... Could typhoons affect the upcoming Rugby World Cup?

Sep 15th 2019, 7:30 AM 33,787 Views 13 Comments

The disruption caused in Tokyo on Monday by a typhoon has ignited questions about contingency planning.

# japan - Friday 13 September, 2019

Big in Japan: Ireland get warm welcome as Sexton hones in on Scotland
# Konnichiwa
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# Konnichiwa

Big in Japan: Ireland get warm welcome as Sexton hones in on Scotland

Sep 13th 2019, 10:03 AM 36,088 Views 33 Comments

Joe Schmidt’s men were officially welcomed to the Rugby World Cup today.

# japan - Monday 9 September, 2019

Eddie Jones' preparations interrupted as typhoon leaves England stranded at airport
# Typhoon Faxai
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# Typhoon Faxai

Eddie Jones' preparations interrupted as typhoon leaves England stranded at airport

Sep 9th 2019, 12:43 PM 10,317 Views 7 Comments

Typhoon Faxai pummelled the Japanese capital Tokyo with record winds and torrential rain.

# japan - Sunday 8 September, 2019

Springboks prop expected to be fit for World Cup opener after injury scare
# RWC2019
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# RWC2019

Springboks prop expected to be fit for World Cup opener after injury scare

Sep 8th 2019, 11:16 AM 7,441 Views 0 Comments

Trevor Nyakane was forced off against Japan on Friday.

# japan - Wednesday 28 August, 2019

Japan orders more than 1 million people to evacuate their homes after two die in heavy rain
# Flooding
# Flooding

Japan orders more than 1 million people to evacuate their homes after two die in heavy rain

Aug 28th 2019, 8:18 AM 18,309 Views 13 Comments

Two men were killed in their cars during heavy flooding.

# japan - Saturday 10 August, 2019

Ireland's pool opponents and World Cup hosts Japan win Pacific Nations Cup
# Upping The Ante
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# Upping The Ante

Ireland's pool opponents and World Cup hosts Japan win Pacific Nations Cup

Aug 10th 2019, 12:23 PM 5,886 Views 5 Comments

The side are in Rugby World Cup Pool A alongside Joe Schmidt’s side for the upcoming tournament.

# japan - Friday 9 August, 2019

Ex-Manchester United midfielder Kagawa completes move to Spanish second tier
# Ola
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# Ola

Ex-Manchester United midfielder Kagawa completes move to Spanish second tier

Aug 9th 2019, 3:26 PM 7,403 Views 2 Comments

Real Zaragoza will hope the 30-year-old can inspire a return to La Liga after six years in the Segunda.

# japan - Wednesday 31 July, 2019

McIlroy joins Tiger at Japan's first PGA Tour event
# Go East
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# Go East

McIlroy joins Tiger at Japan's first PGA Tour event

Jul 31st 2019, 2:32 PM 6,033 Views 3 Comments

The four-time Major-winner will be part of the field at the Zozo Championship this October.

# japan - Saturday 27 July, 2019

Pacific Nations Cup wins for Ireland's World Cup opponents Japan and Samoa
# Preparation
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# Preparation

Pacific Nations Cup wins for Ireland's World Cup opponents Japan and Samoa

Jul 27th 2019, 12:51 PM 5,488 Views 2 Comments

Both teams are in Rugby World Cup Pool A alongside Joe Schmidt’s side for the upcoming tournament in Japan.

# japan - Tuesday 23 July, 2019

South Korean fighter jets fire over 400 warning shots at Russian military aircraft
# Dokdo Islets
# Dokdo Islets

South Korean fighter jets fire over 400 warning shots at Russian military aircraft

Jul 23rd 2019, 12:32 PM 29,262 Views 33 Comments

Seoul said a Russian A-50 warplane twice entered South Korean airspace, a claim Moscow has denied.

# japan - Thursday 18 July, 2019

24 people killed in suspected arson attack at Japanese animation studio
# Kyoto
# Kyoto

24 people killed in suspected arson attack at Japanese animation studio

Updated Jul 18th 2019, 10:17 AM 15,288 Views 20 Comments

Dozens of other people have been injured in the fire at the studio in the city of Kyoto.

# japan - Monday 15 July, 2019

Tokyo ambition still alive for men's 7s but women's squad come up short
# One Last Chance
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# One Last Chance

Tokyo ambition still alive for men's 7s but women's squad come up short

Jul 15th 2019, 1:10 PM 5,274 Views 6 Comments

Billy Dardis and his squad will have one last shot at Olympic qualification next year.

# japan - Sunday 14 July, 2019

Ireland underage goalkeeper Bazunu included in Man City's pre-season tour squad
# Made The Cut
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# Made The Cut

Ireland underage goalkeeper Bazunu included in Man City's pre-season tour squad

Jul 14th 2019, 10:38 AM 8,890 Views 4 Comments

The former Shamrock Rovers netminder will join Pep’s side on their tour of Asia.

# japan - Wednesday 10 July, 2019

Johnny Kitagawa, record-breaking producer for 'most number one hits', dies aged 87
# J Pop
# J Pop

Johnny Kitagawa, record-breaking producer for 'most number one hits', dies aged 87

Jul 10th 2019, 8:56 AM 15,732 Views 11 Comments

Between the years of 1974 and 2010, Kitagawa was responsible for 232 number one singles.

# japan - Monday 1 July, 2019

Japan resumes commercial whaling despite extinction fears
# 30-year Ban
# 30-year Ban

Japan resumes commercial whaling despite extinction fears

Jul 1st 2019, 10:51 PM 16,993 Views 42 Comments

The move has drawn widespread criticism.

# japan - Friday 28 June, 2019

Trump jokes to Putin: 'Don't meddle in the election, please'
# G20
# G20

Trump jokes to Putin: 'Don't meddle in the election, please'

Jun 28th 2019, 7:36 AM 16,283 Views 37 Comments

Trump came face to face with Putin for the first time since extensive evidence was found of Russian interference in the 2016 US election.

# japan - Thursday 27 June, 2019

'I’m excited about making history': Japanese winger Sasaki joins Cabinteely
# Sign Him Up
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# Sign Him Up

'I’m excited about making history': Japanese winger Sasaki joins Cabinteely

Jun 27th 2019, 5:24 PM 8,261 Views 8 Comments

The 23-year-old moved to Ireland last year and has played club football in Germany and Paraguay before.

Osaka closes red light district and drafts in quick-flushing toilets for arrival of G20
# Playing Host
# Playing Host

Osaka closes red light district and drafts in quick-flushing toilets for arrival of G20

Jun 27th 2019, 2:00 PM 14,785 Views 21 Comments

The Japanese city prides itself as having a different outlook to much of the rest of the country.

# japan - Wednesday 26 June, 2019

Brazilian soldier travelling on military plane to G20 summit arrested with 39kg of cocaine
# Osaka
# Osaka

Brazilian soldier travelling on military plane to G20 summit arrested with 39kg of cocaine

Jun 26th 2019, 3:37 PM 33,015 Views 23 Comments

The soldier was arrested when the plane made a stopover in Spain.

# japan - Tuesday 25 June, 2019

Penalty drama sends European champions into World Cup quarter-finals
# Late Late Show
From The42
# Late Late Show

Penalty drama sends European champions into World Cup quarter-finals

Jun 25th 2019, 10:06 PM 35,460 Views 40 Comments

Lieke Martens scored the crucial spot-kick to put the Netherlands into the last eight.

# japan - Sunday 23 June, 2019

A slug has been blamed for delaying thousands of train passengers in Japan
# Snail's Pace
# Snail's Pace

A slug has been blamed for delaying thousands of train passengers in Japan

Jun 23rd 2019, 8:08 AM 23,030 Views 9 Comments

26 trains in the country were cancelled as a result of the slug on 30 May.

# japan - Friday 21 June, 2019

Luis Suarez rues mistakes as Japan secure point against Uruguay
# Regrets
From The42
# Regrets

Luis Suarez rues mistakes as Japan secure point against Uruguay

Jun 21st 2019, 10:02 AM 5,318 Views 1 Comment

The forward reflected on his side’s entertaining draw against the Asian outfit as ‘bittersweet’ and wants to see the mistakes corrected.

# japan - Tuesday 18 June, 2019

'For six weeks I felt worse than I ever have before' - Sanchez relieved to find form for Chile
# Escape
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# Escape

'For six weeks I felt worse than I ever have before' - Sanchez relieved to find form for Chile

Jun 18th 2019, 2:41 PM 7,512 Views 8 Comments

The Manchester United attacker bounced back to have a hand in two goals as his side strolled to victory over Japan in Sao Paulo.

# japan - Wednesday 12 June, 2019

Japan captain Leitch 'quietly confident' as he faces World Cup pool with Ireland
# Pool A
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# Pool A

Japan captain Leitch 'quietly confident' as he faces World Cup pool with Ireland

Jun 12th 2019, 9:05 AM 5,797 Views 8 Comments

‘Once we get out of (the pool) we’ve either got New Zealand or South Africa, and we’re not going to lay down for them either.’

# japan - Monday 10 June, 2019

Argentina earn first-ever World Cup point in 2019 tournament's first goalless draw
# Scenes
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# Scenes

Argentina earn first-ever World Cup point in 2019 tournament's first goalless draw

Jun 10th 2019, 7:15 PM 5,503 Views 0 Comments

They held 2011 winners and 2015 finalists Japan at the Parc des Princes, and recorded a huge result.

# japan - Thursday 30 May, 2019

White House wanted warship USS John McCain 'out of sight' during Trump's Japan visit
# Old Rival
# Old Rival

White House wanted warship USS John McCain 'out of sight' during Trump's Japan visit

May 30th 2019, 9:14 AM 23,376 Views 53 Comments

Trump denied any knowledge of a directive to cover up the ship’s name, as reported by the Wall Street Journal.

# japan - Tuesday 28 May, 2019

Osaka, Zverev survive Roland Garros horror shows to advance in Paris
# Hiccups
From The42
# Hiccups

Osaka, Zverev survive Roland Garros horror shows to advance in Paris

May 28th 2019, 7:13 PM 1,892 Views 0 Comments

Women’s top seed Osaka battled back from a set and a break down to reach the second round.

Uncapped Kleyn and Haley included in Ireland's World Cup training squad
# CONFIRMED
From The42
# CONFIRMED

Uncapped Kleyn and Haley included in Ireland's World Cup training squad

May 28th 2019, 1:35 PM 40,262 Views 167 Comments

Dave Kearney is among those called back into the national squad by Joe Schmidt.

Girl (12) and man (39) die following mass stabbing incident in Japan
# Kawasaki
# Kawasaki

Girl (12) and man (39) die following mass stabbing incident in Japan

May 28th 2019, 7:27 AM 21,241 Views 2 Comments

Over a dozen people were injured, and there was no immediate motive for the attack.

# japan - Monday 27 May, 2019

Japan on Sexton's mind with Schmidt set to name wider World Cup squad
# World Cup
From The42
# World Cup

Japan on Sexton's mind with Schmidt set to name wider World Cup squad

May 27th 2019, 1:00 AM 10,992 Views 22 Comments

The Leinster out-half will move back into Ireland mode after leaving Leinster in a happy place.

# japan - Sunday 26 May, 2019

'Some small weapons': Trump plays down North Korean missile tests
# Donald Trump
# Donald Trump

'Some small weapons': Trump plays down North Korean missile tests

May 26th 2019, 7:45 AM 13,447 Views 28 Comments

The US President is in Japan ahead of a state visit.

# japan - Tuesday 7 May, 2019

Scotland, Ireland's first World Cup opponents, name 42-man training squad
# Options
From The42
# Options

Scotland, Ireland's first World Cup opponents, name 42-man training squad

May 7th 2019, 11:24 AM 4,702 Views 7 Comments

Gregor Townsend has omitted Richie Gray but he could still come into the mix.

# japan - Tuesday 30 April, 2019

Japan's emperor formally steps down in country's first abdication for 200 years
# Historic
# Historic

Japan's emperor formally steps down in country's first abdication for 200 years

Apr 30th 2019, 10:30 AM 23,646 Views 22 Comments

His son Naruhito is now preparing to take the Chrysanthemum Throne.