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Monday 25 September 2023 Dublin: 15°C

# Japan

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Man held after 17 people injured in stabbing spree on Tokyo commuter train
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'
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
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
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
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
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
Officials deny any direct link between increased cases and the Tokyo Olympics.
First virus case reported in Paralympic Village
The case involves a Games-related member of staff who is not resident in Japan.
Japan braces for more rain after floods and landslides
Two million people were advised to urgently seek shelter as rivers overflowed.
President Higgins sends best wishes to Ireland's Paralympics team
The 29 athletes representing Ireland at the Paralympics in Japan will compete in nine sports.
Nagasaki marks atomic bomb anniversary with sombre ceremony
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
The attack is not believed to be connected to the Olympics.
Belarus athlete lands in Vienna, as husband offered humanitarian visa by Poland
The IOC has received a report from Belarus’s Olympic committee, which is “being evaluated.”
Japan to expand virus emergency one week into Olympics
“We need to send a strong message,” said Japan’s Health Minister Norihisa Tamura.
Tropical storm nears Japan, disrupting Tokyo Olympics
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
Josh van der Flier was named man of the match in Dublin.
Farrell's Ireland get over the line in battle against thrilling Japan
The home side scored five tries against the exciting and ambitious visitors.
Ireland v Japan, Vodafone Summer Series
Ireland defeated Japan by eight points at the Aviva Stadium this afternoon.
Two bodies found after mudslide sweeps away houses in central Japan
Heavy rain has been lashing across Japan since earlier this week.
Farrell's strong Ireland XV underlines threat posed by exciting Japan
Memories from the 2019 World Cup remain very fresh.
Ryan captains Ireland as Carbery makes long-awaited return against Japan
Gavin Coombes is set for his debut off the bench on Saturday.
Ulster's athletic 'hybrid' Timoney earns Ireland shot with determined progress
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
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
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
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
Alun Wyn Jones and Justin Tipuric were ruled out of the tour.
Irishmen to the fore as Lions win but captain Alun Wyn Jones' tour is over
Jack Conan, Tadhg Beirne, and Bundee Aki were among the standout performers.
Furlong and Henshaw are nailed on Test starters - rest of Irish have to prove themselves
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
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
The Wexford man was a Test starter last time around in 2017.
Munster star Gavin Coombes primed to take his chance with Ireland
‘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'
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
Jamie Joseph’s men haven’t played a Test since 2019.