The Japan Times



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 ...

2019 Rugby World Cup, Brave Blossoms, Jamie Joseph, John Kirwan, JT Feature

Nov 27, 2018
Jamie Joseph sees signs of improvement for national team

With the Rugby World Cup set for next year, head coach Jamie Joseph believes there is still a lot of room for the Japan national ...

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Nov 21, 2018
Comedy duo Sandwich Man deliver laughter to promote Rugby World Cup

Beyond making their audience laugh with punchlines, comedy duo Sandwich Man have two other missions.One is supporting the Tohoku area’s recovery from the 2011 Great ...

2019 Rugby World Cup, JT Feature, Mikio Date, Sandwich Man, Takeshi Tomizawa, Tohoku

Nov 3, 2018
All Blacks whip Brave Blossoms

Japan scored five tries against the world champion All Blacks but still suffered a 69-31 defeat on Saturday.Japan went into the match at Tokyo’s Ajinomoto ...

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Nov 1, 2018
Young players make new friends at YCAC rugby clinic

While the All Blacks and Wallabies were doing their bit to woo Japanese rugby fans at last weekend’s Bledisloe Cup match at Nissan Stadium, another ...

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Nov 1, 2018
Steve Hansen names second-string squad to face Brave Blossoms

New Zealand head coach Steve Hansen on Thursday told his new-look All Blacks to “trust your instincts” after naming his team for Saturday’s test against ...

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Oct 28, 2018
Japanese rugby history embedded in Hanazono

Harumi Okuno pours another batch of octopus-filled batter into the round hollows of the hot griddle and looks out of the serving hatch toward the ...

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Oct 27, 2018
Supporters of All Blacks, Wallabies enjoy taste of Rugby World Cup atmosphere in Yokohama

Australia and New Zealand fans are already looking forward to next year’s Rugby World Cup after getting a taste of the atmosphere in Saturday’s Bledisloe ...

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Oct 27, 2018
All Blacks get best of Wallabies

New Zealand completed a Bledisloe Cup clean sweep of Australia on Saturday with a 37-20 win at the venue where the 2019 Rugby World Cup ...

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