The Japan Times


Oct 11, 2019
Jamie Joseph demands respect as Japan prepares for Scotland showdown

Japan head coach Jamie Joseph on Friday blasted suggestions his team is running scared ahead of Sunday’s Rugby World Cup showdown against Scotland, insisting the ...

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Oct 11, 2019
Rugby World Cup fans express disappointment about called-off matches

Rugby World Cup fans on Friday expressed mixed feelings as they contemplated a weekend of canceled games due to Typhoon Hagibis, with ticket-holders praying that ...

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Oct 7, 2019
Japan coach Jamie Joseph finally earning global recognition

For Japan rugby coach Jamie Joseph, recognition and expectation arrived at about the same time and in equal measure.Joseph has an impressive rugby resume from ...

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Oct 6, 2019
All Blacks wary of potential Japan matchup in quarterfinals

After being pushed surprisingly hard by Namibia in Tokyo on Sunday, All Blacks coaches and players were bombarded with questions from local media about the ...

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Sep 30, 2019
Rugby superfan ‘Bak-san’ becomes World Cup sensation with body-painted jerseys

Step aside Beauden Barrett, Owen Farrell and Siya Kolisi — the real MVP of the 2019 Rugby World Cup so far is “Bak-san.”Japan’s scantily clad ...

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Sep 26, 2019
Kamaishi saluted by fans, players for its resilience

High school student Yukime Sasaki and two other young girls were all beaming smiles to greet hundreds of visitors who stopped by on Wednesday afternoon ...

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Sep 25, 2019
Pressure increases on Rugby World Cup referees

Japan assistant coach Tony Brown weighed in on the latest referee controversy Wednesday when he asked reporters at the Brave Blossoms hotel if they had ...

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Sep 25, 2019
RWC scores try with Japanese soccer media

Last weekend saw packed crowds take over Ajinomoto Stadium and Nissan Stadium, two of the J. League’s biggest venues, for pageantry-filled days of sport.That sport, ...

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Sep 23, 2019
World Cup lifts stadium food ban after long lines spur complaints

The 2019 Rugby World Cup organizing committee announced on Monday that it has modified its in-venue food policy amid a shortage of provisions at stadium ...

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Sep 19, 2019
Cancer survivor completes 12,000-km cycle from U.K. to Japan for Rugby World Cup

On the rain-soaked shores of Lake Kawaguchi in Yamanashi Prefecture, Patrick McIntosh, 63, looks relaxed, unperturbed by the inclement weather. In the context of his ...

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