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#Japan

# japan - Last year 2021

Furlong and Henshaw are nailed on Test starters - rest of Irish have to prove themselves
# Audition Time
From The42
# Audition Time

Furlong and Henshaw are nailed on Test starters - rest of Irish have to prove themselves

Jun 26th 2021, 6:30 AM 4,752 Views 8 Comments

Today’s game provides an opportunity for outsiders like Bundee Aki and Jack Conan to sneak into the Test reckoning.

Lions wing Van Der Merwe blocks out social media messages questioning his place
# Trolls
From The42
# Trolls

Lions wing Van Der Merwe blocks out social media messages questioning his place

Jun 25th 2021, 4:25 PM 8,554 Views 13 Comments

The South Africa-born Scotland wing says the messages also motivate him.

Two-time tourist Furlong set for big Lions impact as Aki makes presence felt
# Experience
From The42
# Experience

Two-time tourist Furlong set for big Lions impact as Aki makes presence felt

Jun 25th 2021, 3:31 PM 9,100 Views 1 Comment

The Wexford man was a Test starter last time around in 2017.

Munster star Gavin Coombes primed to take his chance with Ireland
# On Fire
From The42
# On Fire

Munster star Gavin Coombes primed to take his chance with Ireland

Jun 25th 2021, 6:00 AM 9,354 Views 8 Comments

‘I would have always backed myself, I knew what I could do.’

'I don’t think it came naturally to me... that’s why I’ve had to work so hard'
# Blade
From The42
# Blade

'I don’t think it came naturally to me... that’s why I’ve had to work so hard'

Jun 24th 2021, 4:15 PM 8,322 Views 9 Comments

Connacht scrum-half Caolin Blade has earned his Ireland call-up with some superb form.

Japan name one debutant among team of World Cup stars to face the Lions
# Brave Blossoms
From The42
# Brave Blossoms

Japan name one debutant among team of World Cup stars to face the Lions

Jun 24th 2021, 2:08 PM 2,655 Views 0 Comments

Jamie Joseph’s men haven’t played a Test since 2019.

Tadhg Furlong promoted to Lions starting XV after injury to Fagerson
# Tighthead
From The42
# Tighthead

Tadhg Furlong promoted to Lions starting XV after injury to Fagerson

Jun 24th 2021, 1:00 PM 14,923 Views 13 Comments

The Scotland prop has been ruled out of Saturday’s game due to a back spasm.

'I was more nervous about the haka than the game... It was a huge honour'
# Highlander
From The42
# Highlander

'I was more nervous about the haka than the game... It was a huge honour'

Jun 24th 2021, 6:00 AM 7,742 Views 2 Comments

Japan star Kazuki Himeno is back on international duty after a season in New Zealand.

World Cup star Matsushima set for 'once-in-a-lifetime experience' against Lions
# Brave Blossoms
From The42
# Brave Blossoms

World Cup star Matsushima set for 'once-in-a-lifetime experience' against Lions

Jun 23rd 2021, 7:00 AM 5,163 Views 0 Comments

The Clermont flyer is hoping Japan can pick up where they left off in 2019.

Irish influence will be strong as Lions get their 2021 campaign underway
# First Step
From The42
# First Step

Irish influence will be strong as Lions get their 2021 campaign underway

Jun 23rd 2021, 6:00 AM 5,462 Views 2 Comments

Warren Gatland insists he has no preconceived ideas about his Test team.

'Robbie has developed into an absolute world-class midfielder' - Gatland
# Key Man
From The42
# Key Man

'Robbie has developed into an absolute world-class midfielder' - Gatland

Jun 22nd 2021, 2:17 PM 8,583 Views 6 Comments

The Lions boss also said he views Tadhg Beirne as a back row for the tour of South Africa.

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 36,423 Views 24 Comments

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

'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 10,564 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 17,064 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 12,501 Views 2 Comments

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

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 19,103 Views 16 Comments

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

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 1,276 Views 1 Comment

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

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 9,064 Views 34 Comments

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

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 8,716 Views 2 Comments

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

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 8,160 Views 5 Comments

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

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 7,593 Views 19 Comments

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

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 26,791 Views 43 Comments

The move is fiercely opposed by local fishermen and residents.

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 16,042 Views 7 Comments

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

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 9,572 Views 5 Comments

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

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 9,556 Views 6 Comments

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

Magnitude 7.2 earthquake felt in Japanese capital
# Tokyo
# Tokyo

Magnitude 7.2 earthquake felt in Japanese capital

Mar 20th 2021, 10:14 AM 23,252 Views 25 Comments

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

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 13,363 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 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 7,575 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 8,673 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 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 7,282 Views 3 Comments

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

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 17,634 Views 0 Comments

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

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 21,776 Views 9 Comments

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

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 2,955 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.

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 3,443 Views 7 Comments

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

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 9,229 Views 10 Comments

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

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 24,995 Views 15 Comments

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

# japan - All time

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 7,014 Views 2 Comments

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

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 5,932 Views 7 Comments

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

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 14,930 Views 10 Comments

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

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 35,148 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.