Ten years on, rugby lifts spirits in tsunami-struck Kamaishi

Rugby Mar 10, 2021

Ten years on, rugby lifts spirits in tsunami-struck Kamaishi

Passion for rugby is offering a beacon of hope in the northeastern city of Kamaishi, Iwate Prefecture, after it was ravaged by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami. "We were able to aim for the same goal, the World Cup," said Yoshihiko Sakuraba, general manager ...

Japan praised for hosting successful Rugby World Cup

Rugby Jun 25, 2020

Japan praised for hosting successful Rugby World Cup

by Kaz Nagatsuka

An economic impact report on the 2019 Rugby World Cup confirms the 44-day event was the success organizers were hoping it would become when Japan was named host. The report, which was done by Ernst and Young and released Wednesday by the tournament organizing committee, ...

Rugby Jan 10, 2020

Brave Blossoms to host Wales in June test

The Brave Blossoms, who reached the quarterfinals of last year's Rugby World Cup in Japan, will play host to Wales on June 27, both nation's rugby unions announced Friday. Wales is eager to continue its engagement with Japan after reaching the semifinals last year and ...