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Japan coach Jamie Joseph named a 35-man squad Monday for the Brave Blossoms’ autumn games that was more notable for who was not in the list than who was.

Veterans Shota Horie and Harumichi Tatekawa, as well as up-and-coming star Takuya Yamasawa all failed to make the cut for the games that see Japan play a World XV on Oct. 26 and New Zealand on Nov. 3 in Osaka and Tokyo, respectively, before they fly to England to take on Eddie Jones’ side at Twickenham on Nov. 17 and Russia in Gloucester on Nov. 24.

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