Japan fans get in the spirit Saturday near Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa ahead of the Pool A match of Japan vs. Ireland.  | DAN ORLOWITZ
Japan fans get in the spirit Saturday near Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa ahead of the Pool A match of Japan vs. Ireland. | DAN ORLOWITZ

Konnichiwa! Welcome to our live coverage of the 2019 Rugby World Cup. Today, Japan — currently at ranked at No. 9 in the world — is facing No. 2-ranked Ireland at Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa.