The Japan Times



Feb 19, 2019
Sunwolves boss Yuji Watase hopes team will survive

The Sunwolves’ big loss to the Sharks on the opening weekend of this year’s Super Rugby competition has seen the honing of already sharp knives, ...

JT Feature, Sunwolves, Super Rugby, Yuji Watase

Feb 1, 2019
Takuro Miuchi, Frederic Michalak offer tentative support for League of Nations

Former Japan captain Takuro Miuchi and ex-France flyhalf Frederic Michalak welcomed World Rugby’s proposed “League of Nations” but cautioned Thursday issues such as player burnout ...

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Jan 31, 2019
World Cup ticket woes frustrate rugby fans

“There are three sides to every story, baby. There’s yours, and mine and the cold, hard truth.”While Eagles great Don Henley was singing about the ...

2019 Rugby World Cup, JT Feature, ticket sales

Jan 26, 2019
After a challenging upbringing, Toyota prop forward Yusuke Yamada seeks to inspire youth

Yusuke Yamada, a 20-year-old prop forward for the Toyota Industries Shuttles, is one of the many rugby players excited about Toyota hosting 2019 Rugby World ...

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Dec 26, 2018
Cloud of uncertainty hovers over Top League

The New Year is traditionally a time for looking back on the past and looking ahead.And while the future may appear bright with the Rugby ...

Japan Rugby Football Union, JT Feature, Sunwolves, Top League, World Rugby

Dec 19, 2018
Springbok captain Siya Kolisi committed to giving back to children in South Africa

When Japan takes on South Africa next September at Kumagaya Rugby Ground the Brave Blossoms will come up against a player in Siya Kolisi whose ...

JT Feature, Panasonic, Siya Kolisi, South Africa, Springboks

Dec 18, 2018
Volunteers audition for Rugby World Cup roles

Tokyo resident Masaru Seto knows why he wants to become a volunteer at the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan.“I’ve been a rugby fan for ...

2019 Rugby World Cup, Deborah Jones, JT Feature, Masaru Seto, volunteers, Yumiko Omura

Dec 17, 2018
Kolisi looking forward to facing Japan again

Despite unhappy memories of their previous meeting, South Africa captain Siya Kolisi welcomed the announcement Monday that the Springboks will play Japan on Sept. 6 ...

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Dec 14, 2018
Brave Blossoms must beat higher-ranked nations to gain respect

Playing against my England team at Twickenham last month was incredible for Japan.The Brave Blossoms also played New Zealand at home last month and Australia ...

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Nov 29, 2018
Japan making the top eight at 2019 Rugby World Cup will be no easy task

Japan coach Jamie Joseph said earlier this week that his team’s “Rugby World Cup final would be making the top eight.”But for a side hoping ...

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