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#Japan

# japan - Monday 26 June, 2017

From The42 Three magic Keith Earls assists and all the highlights from Ireland's summer tour to the US and Japan Full Flight This post contains videos

Three magic Keith Earls assists and all the highlights from Ireland's summer tour to the US and Japan

Not content with sealing a record for himself, the Limerick man assisted five tries for five different scorers.

# japan - Saturday 24 June, 2017

From The42 The big winners from Ireland's high-scoring summer tour Top Men

The big winners from Ireland's high-scoring summer tour

Ireland had some freedom to play in the US and Japan, but these men made the most of the chances.

From The42 50-cap Toner a tower of strength and more talking points as Ireland win battle with Blossoms Reaction

50-cap Toner a tower of strength and more talking points as Ireland win battle with Blossoms

It was far from the free-running rugby of the opening two Tests, but Ireland’s willingness to work was exemplified by their totemic lock.

From The42 Three out of three! Ireland put Japan to the sword and end summer tour on a high Winning
From The42 As it happened: Japan v Ireland, summer tour Liveblog

As it happened: Japan v Ireland, summer tour

We’ve got an early minute-by-minute in store for you as Ireland wrap up their season in Tokyo’s Ajinomoto Stadium.

# japan - Friday 23 June, 2017

From The42 Overshadowed by Lions, but Ireland a joy to watch at tail end of historic season Big In Japan

Overshadowed by Lions, but Ireland a joy to watch at tail end of historic season

The finale of a lengthy international campaign is your early-morning appetiser.

# japan - Thursday 22 June, 2017

From The42 Joe Schmidt makes six changes to Irish side to face Japan Eastern Promise

Joe Schmidt makes six changes to Irish side to face Japan

Hooker James Tracy will start in an Irish team for the first time.

# japan - Wednesday 21 June, 2017

From The42 'Even when I was fifth choice I was doing my own routine, training as best I could' -- Tracy primed for Ireland start Jt Hooker

'Even when I was fifth choice I was doing my own routine, training as best I could' -- Tracy primed for Ireland start

The Kildare man has been patient for province and country, but promises to grab any Test start opportunity with two hands.

# japan - Tuesday 20 June, 2017

All the little affirmations paying off as Andrew Conway revels chance to wear Ireland jersey

The Munster wing says he was not consistent enough to earn international recognition before this year.

# japan - Monday 19 June, 2017

US Navy identifies sailors killed in crash with cargo ship

Their bodies were found yesterday.

# japan - Saturday 17 June, 2017

Japanese monk gives 'funerals' for old dolls' souls

It’s a common belief in Japan that all things have a soul – including unwanted dolls.

Seven US sailors missing after destroyer rammed by cargo ship

The circumstances that led to the collision are currently unknown.

From The42 Conan's Barbarian rugby, new kids impress and more talking points from Ireland's big win Reaction

Conan's Barbarian rugby, new kids impress and more talking points from Ireland's big win

Ireland’s Rugby World Cup pool looks even more manageable after this morning’s seven-try rout.

From The42 Keith Earls on fire again as Ireland run 7 past Japan Record Pace

Keith Earls on fire again as Ireland run 7 past Japan

Joe Schmidt’s side hit the 50-point mark for the second week running thanks to big displays from Earls and Jack Conan.

From The42 As it happened: Japan v Ireland, summer tour Brave Blossoms

As it happened: Japan v Ireland, summer tour

We’re getting in a pre-breakfast helping of international rugby. There’s plenty for everyone.

# japan - Thursday 15 June, 2017

From The42 Solidity all important as Ireland tackle Sunwolves-laded Japan after heavy travel week Familiar Feel

Solidity all important as Ireland tackle Sunwolves-laded Japan after heavy travel week

Experimentation has taken a back seat this week after five new caps were unleashed against the US.

From The42 Schmidt makes six changes to Ireland side ahead of Japan Test Team News

Schmidt makes six changes to Ireland side ahead of Japan Test

Off the back of a comprehensive win over the US Eagles, Ireland face stiffer competition in Shizuoka on Saturday.

From The42 JVDF ready to do without scrum cap again as Ireland board bullet train Hot And Heavy

JVDF ready to do without scrum cap again as Ireland board bullet train

The flanker reckons it’s around 15 years since he played without headgear, but the heat in New Jersey and Japan has forced a change.

# japan - Wednesday 14 June, 2017

From The42 'Great day for the family,' but whirlwind tour leaves little time for Scannell brothers to celebrate Brothers Grin

'Great day for the family,' but whirlwind tour leaves little time for Scannell brothers to celebrate

Staving off jet-lag is the first job for Joe Schmidt’s squad after arriving in Japan yesterday.

From The42 Ringrose will continue to hone kicking skills, but it may be a while before you see him with the tee again Repertoire

Ringrose will continue to hone kicking skills, but it may be a while before you see him with the tee again

The centre landed a beauty from the sideline in New Jersey, but it won’t necessarily become a regular occurence.

# japan - Tuesday 13 June, 2017

From The42 Blow for Ireland as Carbery will miss rest of summer tour Sayonara

Blow for Ireland as Carbery will miss rest of summer tour

The out-half will be sidelined for four weeks with an ankle injury.

# japan - Tuesday 6 June, 2017

From The42 Four years on from passenger's role in North America, Marmion intent on putting his stamp on tour State Of Mind

Four years on from passenger's role in North America, Marmion intent on putting his stamp on tour

The Connacht scrum-half jokes that meeting JJ Watt was one the highlights of the last tour to the US as he was left out of both matchday squads.

# japan - Friday 2 June, 2017

Surge in number of Japanese men taking out 'groper insurance'

The increase was triggered by a spate of incidents where men suspected of molesting female commuters fled the scene.

# japan - Thursday 1 June, 2017

From The42 Geordan Murphy would have liked to get Ireland's coaching call too Career Path

Geordan Murphy would have liked to get Ireland's coaching call too

Three backs-focused coaches are helping Ireland’s summer tour preparations, but Murphy feels caught between two stools as an Irishman in the English system.

# japan - Wednesday 31 May, 2017

From The42 Tommy O'Donnell ruled out injured as Ruddock appointed Ireland captain for summer tour Tod

Tommy O'Donnell ruled out injured as Ruddock appointed Ireland captain for summer tour

Ulster’s Sean Reidy will replace the Munster man once the squad get to Japan for the second and third matches of their tour.

# japan - Tuesday 16 May, 2017

From The42 Joe Schmidt includes eight uncapped players in squad for Ireland's summer tour New Faces

Joe Schmidt includes eight uncapped players in squad for Ireland's summer tour

One more name will be added after this weekend’s provincial games.

# japan - Saturday 13 May, 2017

The world's first ninja research academy is aiming to bring back its ancient secret ways

Ninja has been enjoying a resurgence in japan ahead of the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

# japan - Wednesday 10 May, 2017

From The42 Schmidt's Ireland get negotiable RWC19 pool but demanding quarter-final awaits Analysis

Schmidt's Ireland get negotiable RWC19 pool but demanding quarter-final awaits

New Zealand or South Africa are the likely opponents if Ireland get through their pool.

# japan - Saturday 6 May, 2017

This luxury Japanese train could rival a five-star hotel Shiki-Shima This post contains images

This luxury Japanese train could rival a five-star hotel

A trip on the Shiki-Shima will set you back over €7,000.

# japan - Wednesday 26 April, 2017

Japan is in the midst of a major crisp shortage and prices have skyrocketed online Crisp Crisis This post contains videos

Japan is in the midst of a major crisp shortage and prices have skyrocketed online

Violent typhoons wiped out potato crops.

# japan - Saturday 22 April, 2017

Supercarrier the USS Carl Vinson will arrive in the Sea of Japan 'within days'

There had been confusion about the movements of the US Navy carrier.

# japan - Tuesday 18 April, 2017

North Korea threatens weekly missile tests as Trump says they 'gotta behave'

North Korea could react to a potential US strike by targeting South Korea or Japan.

# japan - Friday 14 April, 2017

Japan court upholds death sentence for 'black widow' who killed three boyfriends

Kanae Kijima killed the three men through carbon monoxide poisoning, by burning charcoal briquettes after giving them sleeping tablets.

# japan - Monday 27 March, 2017

Seven students and teacher killed in Japanese avalanche

A group of 52 students and 11 teachers were on a three-day outing when disaster struck.

# japan - Sunday 26 March, 2017

Elderly Japanese people to be given cheaper funerals if they give up driving

Nearly 5 million people aged 75 or older hold a licence in Japan.

# japan - Wednesday 22 March, 2017

From The42 Exciting Ireland U19 squad named for Donnybrook clash with Japan Talent

Exciting Ireland U19 squad named for Donnybrook clash with Japan

Head coach Kieran Campbell has included some highly-promising players.

North Korea's latest missile test 'explodes' upon launch

North Korea is under several sets of United Nations sanctions over its atomic and ballistic missile programmes.

# japan - Sunday 19 March, 2017

Pictures: The people who chose to revisit the ghost world they fled in the wake of Japan's 2011 nuclear disaster

Over 100,000 people were forced to evacuate their homes in the Fukushima Daiichi area in the wake of the March 2011 disaster at the Fukushima nuclear plant.

# japan - Monday 27 February, 2017

52 seconds of passion: Two giant pandas mated for the first time in four years today

It is hoped that a new baby panda would attract tourists to the Tokyo zoo.

# japan - Friday 24 February, 2017

Japanese people are getting a half day today so they can go drinking and shopping

Every year, Japan’s notoriously long working hours are blamed for hundreds of deaths due to strokes, heart attacks and suicides.

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