Japan Mint unveils coins commemorating Rugby World Cup

Rugby Mar 5, 2019

Japan Mint unveils coins commemorating Rugby World Cup

The Japan Mint unveiled a pair of commemorative coins Tuesday to mark the country's hosting of the 2019 Rugby World Cup from September. Former Japan international winger Daisuke Ohata was on hand for the launch of the gold ¥10,000 ($89) and silver ¥1,000 coins ...

Japan's Ohata to be inducted into World Rugby Hall of Fame

More Sports / Rugby Nov 14, 2016

Japan's Ohata to be inducted into World Rugby Hall of Fame

Former Japan international Daisuke Ohata will be inducted into World Rugby's Hall of Fame this week, the international governing body announced Monday. Ohata, 41, who played for Kobe Kobelco Steelers, Japan and the Japan sevens team, is the current world record holder for most test ...

Commentary Jul 28, 2009

Challenge of a straight question

by Hugh Cortazzi

LONDON — Gordon Brown, the British prime minister, recently was asked twice by the Defense Committee of the House of Commons whether the army chief of staff had requested that reinforcements of 2,000 men be sent to Afghanistan, where British forces have recently suffered ...