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#Japan

# japan - Thursday 26 September, 2019

From The42 Jack Carty starts at 10 for Ireland as Kearney and Earls make returns Team News

Jack Carty starts at 10 for Ireland as Kearney and Earls make returns

The Connacht out-half has been handed his second Test start against Japan.

# japan - Wednesday 25 September, 2019

From The42 Ireland have 'utmost faith' in Carbery and Carty if Sexton sits out Japan game Playmakers

Ireland have 'utmost faith' in Carbery and Carty if Sexton sits out Japan game

The 34-year-old out-half sustained what Ireland called a ‘bang to the quad’ against Scotland.

# japan - Tuesday 24 September, 2019

From The42 'We're confident we can beat them' - Japan have a plan for Ireland Belief

'We're confident we can beat them' - Japan have a plan for Ireland

The Japanese squad have done their homework on Joe Schmidt’s squad.

# japan - Monday 23 September, 2019

From The42 Sensational opening weekend leaves World Cup free-wheeling towards knockout stage Peaked Early

Sensational opening weekend leaves World Cup free-wheeling towards knockout stage

There are only a handful of meaningful pool matches left, unless you believe that shocks are possible.

# japan - Friday 20 September, 2019

From The42 'I don't think anyone gives us a shot' - Japan turn attention to Schmidt's Ireland Next Job

'I don't think anyone gives us a shot' - Japan turn attention to Schmidt's Ireland

Head coach Jamie Joseph said the pressure of the opening night got to his players against Russia.

From The42 Japan warm-up for Ireland with stuttering win over Russia in World Cup opener Nervy

Japan warm-up for Ireland with stuttering win over Russia in World Cup opener

Wing Kotaro Matsushima scored a hat-trick as the hosts started with a bonus-point victory.

From The42 As it happened: Japan v Russia, Rugby World Cup Liveblog

As it happened: Japan v Russia, Rugby World Cup

We went minute-by-minute for the World Cup opener from Tokyo.

# japan - Thursday 19 September, 2019

From The42 'We're all well aware' - Conan insists Ireland camp fully understand betting rules Well Briefed

'We're all well aware' - Conan insists Ireland camp fully understand betting rules

Wales assistant head coach Rob Howley was sent home from the World Cup for alleged betting offences.

# japan - Tuesday 17 September, 2019

From The42 Ruddock family 'hugely proud' with Rhys and Ciaran both at World Cup Brothers

Ruddock family 'hugely proud' with Rhys and Ciaran both at World Cup

Rhys is among Ireland’s back row options, while his older brother Ciaran is part of the S&C team.

# japan - Monday 16 September, 2019

From The42 Letter from Japan: Baby oil and 15,000 people at a Wales training session Balls

Letter from Japan: Baby oil and 15,000 people at a Wales training session

Warren Gatland’s side have had massive local support, but Ireland are staying under the radar.

From The42 Schmidt's semi-final dream will be 'step too far' for Ireland - Ward PREDICTION

Schmidt's semi-final dream will be 'step too far' for Ireland - Ward

The former international fears the team will suffer most in the line-out.

# japan - Sunday 15 September, 2019

Explainer: A tropical subject ... Could typhoons affect the upcoming Rugby World Cup?

The disruption caused in Tokyo on Monday by a typhoon has ignited questions about contingency planning.

# japan - Friday 13 September, 2019

From The42 Big in Japan: Ireland get warm welcome as Sexton hones in on Scotland Konnichiwa

Big in Japan: Ireland get warm welcome as Sexton hones in on Scotland

Joe Schmidt’s men were officially welcomed to the Rugby World Cup today.

# japan - Monday 9 September, 2019

From The42 Eddie Jones' preparations interrupted as typhoon leaves England stranded at airport Typhoon Faxai

Eddie Jones' preparations interrupted as typhoon leaves England stranded at airport

Typhoon Faxai pummelled the Japanese capital Tokyo with record winds and torrential rain.

# japan - Sunday 8 September, 2019

From The42 Springboks prop expected to be fit for World Cup opener after injury scare RWC2019

Springboks prop expected to be fit for World Cup opener after injury scare

Trevor Nyakane was forced off against Japan on Friday.

# japan - Wednesday 28 August, 2019

Japan orders more than 1 million people to evacuate their homes after two die in heavy rain

Two men were killed in their cars during heavy flooding.

# japan - Saturday 10 August, 2019

From The42 Ireland's pool opponents and World Cup hosts Japan win Pacific Nations Cup Upping The Ante

Ireland's pool opponents and World Cup hosts Japan win Pacific Nations Cup

The side are in Rugby World Cup Pool A alongside Joe Schmidt’s side for the upcoming tournament.

# japan - Friday 9 August, 2019

From The42 Ex-Manchester United midfielder Kagawa completes move to Spanish second tier Ola

Ex-Manchester United midfielder Kagawa completes move to Spanish second tier

Real Zaragoza will hope the 30-year-old can inspire a return to La Liga after six years in the Segunda.

# japan - Wednesday 31 July, 2019

From The42 McIlroy joins Tiger at Japan's first PGA Tour event Go East

McIlroy joins Tiger at Japan's first PGA Tour event

The four-time Major-winner will be part of the field at the Zozo Championship this October.

# japan - Saturday 27 July, 2019

From The42 Pacific Nations Cup wins for Ireland's World Cup opponents Japan and Samoa Preparation

Pacific Nations Cup wins for Ireland's World Cup opponents Japan and Samoa

Both teams are in Rugby World Cup Pool A alongside Joe Schmidt’s side for the upcoming tournament in Japan.

# japan - Tuesday 23 July, 2019

South Korean fighter jets fire over 400 warning shots at Russian military aircraft

Seoul said a Russian A-50 warplane twice entered South Korean airspace, a claim Moscow has denied.

# japan - Thursday 18 July, 2019

24 people killed in suspected arson attack at Japanese animation studio

Dozens of other people have been injured in the fire at the studio in the city of Kyoto.

# japan - Monday 15 July, 2019

From The42 Tokyo ambition still alive for men's 7s but women's squad come up short One Last Chance

Tokyo ambition still alive for men's 7s but women's squad come up short

Billy Dardis and his squad will have one last shot at Olympic qualification next year.

# japan - Sunday 14 July, 2019

From The42 Ireland underage goalkeeper Bazunu included in Man City's pre-season tour squad Made The Cut

Ireland underage goalkeeper Bazunu included in Man City's pre-season tour squad

The former Shamrock Rovers netminder will join Pep’s side on their tour of Asia.

# japan - Wednesday 10 July, 2019

Johnny Kitagawa, record-breaking producer for 'most number one hits', dies aged 87

Between the years of 1974 and 2010, Kitagawa was responsible for 232 number one singles.

# japan - Monday 1 July, 2019

Japan resumes commercial whaling despite extinction fears

The move has drawn widespread criticism.

# japan - Friday 28 June, 2019

Trump jokes to Putin: 'Don't meddle in the election, please' G20

Trump jokes to Putin: 'Don't meddle in the election, please'

Trump came face to face with Putin for the first time since extensive evidence was found of Russian interference in the 2016 US election.

# japan - Thursday 27 June, 2019

From The42 'I’m excited about making history': Japanese winger Sasaki joins Cabinteely Sign Him Up This post contains videos

'I’m excited about making history': Japanese winger Sasaki joins Cabinteely

The 23-year-old moved to Ireland last year and has played club football in Germany and Paraguay before.

Osaka closes red light district and drafts in quick-flushing toilets for arrival of G20

The Japanese city prides itself as having a different outlook to much of the rest of the country.

# japan - Wednesday 26 June, 2019

Brazilian soldier travelling on military plane to G20 summit arrested with 39kg of cocaine

The soldier was arrested when the plane made a stopover in Spain.

# japan - Tuesday 25 June, 2019

From The42 Penalty drama sends European champions into World Cup quarter-finals Late Late Show This post contains videos

Penalty drama sends European champions into World Cup quarter-finals

Lieke Martens scored the crucial spot-kick to put the Netherlands into the last eight.

# japan - Sunday 23 June, 2019

A slug has been blamed for delaying thousands of train passengers in Japan

26 trains in the country were cancelled as a result of the slug on 30 May.

# japan - Friday 21 June, 2019

From The42 Luis Suarez rues mistakes as Japan secure point against Uruguay Regrets

Luis Suarez rues mistakes as Japan secure point against Uruguay

The forward reflected on his side’s entertaining draw against the Asian outfit as ‘bittersweet’ and wants to see the mistakes corrected.

# japan - Tuesday 18 June, 2019

From The42 'For six weeks I felt worse than I ever have before' - Sanchez relieved to find form for Chile Escape

'For six weeks I felt worse than I ever have before' - Sanchez relieved to find form for Chile

The Manchester United attacker bounced back to have a hand in two goals as his side strolled to victory over Japan in Sao Paulo.

# japan - Wednesday 12 June, 2019

From The42 Japan captain Leitch 'quietly confident' as he faces World Cup pool with Ireland Pool A

Japan captain Leitch 'quietly confident' as he faces World Cup pool with Ireland

‘Once we get out of (the pool) we’ve either got New Zealand or South Africa, and we’re not going to lay down for them either.’

# japan - Monday 10 June, 2019

From The42 Argentina earn first-ever World Cup point in 2019 tournament's first goalless draw Scenes This post contains videos

Argentina earn first-ever World Cup point in 2019 tournament's first goalless draw

They held 2011 winners and 2015 finalists Japan at the Parc des Princes, and recorded a huge result.

# japan - Thursday 30 May, 2019

White House wanted warship USS John McCain 'out of sight' during Trump's Japan visit

Trump denied any knowledge of a directive to cover up the ship’s name, as reported by the Wall Street Journal.

# japan - Tuesday 28 May, 2019

From The42 Osaka, Zverev survive Roland Garros horror shows to advance in Paris Hiccups

Osaka, Zverev survive Roland Garros horror shows to advance in Paris

Women’s top seed Osaka battled back from a set and a break down to reach the second round.

From The42 Uncapped Kleyn and Haley included in Ireland's World Cup training squad CONFIRMED

Uncapped Kleyn and Haley included in Ireland's World Cup training squad

Dave Kearney is among those called back into the national squad by Joe Schmidt.

Girl (12) and man (39) die following mass stabbing incident in Japan

Over a dozen people were injured, and there was no immediate motive for the attack.