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Japan booked its place at the 2015 Rugby World Cup with a 49-8 win over Hong Kong on Sunday in the final sporting event at National Stadium before it is demolished and rebuilt to stage the 2020 Olympics.

Japan claimed its eight-straight World Cup berth and seventh-straight Asian 5 Nations title with the win, which saw the Brave Blossoms establish a solid halftime lead before taking their foot off the gas early in the second period and eventually going on to run up the score.

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