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Wednesday 4 October 2023 Dublin: 13°C

# Japan

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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.
Tadhg Furlong promoted to Lions starting XV after injury to Fagerson
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'
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
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
Warren Gatland insists he has no preconceived ideas about his Test team.
'Robbie has developed into an absolute world-class midfielder' - Gatland
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
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
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
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
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
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
‘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
Ireland will take on Japan and the US in Dublin in July.
All Blacks star Beauden Barrett ends Japan stint empty-handed
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
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
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
The move is fiercely opposed by local fishermen and residents.
Covid-19 patient in Japan receives world’s first lung transplant from living donors
The recipient is recovering after the nearly 11-hour operation.
Olympic torch relay banned from public roads across Japan's Osaka region
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
There was some one-sided victories in tonight’s qualifiers.
Magnitude 7.2 earthquake felt in Japanese capital
A tsunami advisory has been issued for Japan’s north-east coast.
Japan’s ban on same-sex marriage ruled unconstitutional by court
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
More than 18,000 people died and nearly half a million were displaced.
Japan falls silent to mark decade since tsunami disaster
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’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
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
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
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
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
Organisers have said they are “fully focused on hosting the Games this summer”.
Support for holding Olympics hits new low in Japan
Tokyo 2020 organisers are insisting the Games will go ahead this year.
England players could miss out on Lions selection if not released for Japan warm-up Test - Gatland
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
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
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
The news comes as the EU is threatening legal action over the UK reneging on its commitments made in the Brexit withdrawal agreement.
Typhoon lashes South Korea after battering southern Japan
Typhoon Haishen hit the southeastern coast of South Korea with sustained winds of up to 78 mph.
Ship with 42 crew and carrying nearly 6,000 cattle sank off Japan, survivor says
A survivor from the ship told the Japanese coastguard the Gulf Livestock 1 fell victim to rough weather during Typhoon Maysak.
More a motorcycle with propellers, Japanese company unveils its 'flying car'
The machine so far can fly for just five to 10 minutes.
Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announces he will resign over health problems
It had been heavily speculated Abe would step down after recent unannounced hospital visits.
Wallabies captain Hooper to move to Japanese Top League next year
The 28-year-old should still be available to feature for the national team in 2021.