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Jamie Joseph has led Japan's national rugby team since 2015.
Aug 10, 2023
Brave Blossoms coach Jamie Joseph to return to Highlanders
Joseph said the four-year deal with the Highlanders was a great opportunity to "give back" to the club and the region.
Japan Times
Jun 8, 2023
Ibu Yamazaki's Radford eager to expand horizons in Japan
The NCAA Division I school will be one of eight participants in August's World University Basketball Series at Yoyogi National Second Gymnasium.
Japan Times
May 5, 2021
Kazuki Himeno named Super Rugby Aotearoa's Rookie of the Year
The Brave Blossoms standout won the award despite missing the first three rounds of the tournament, beating out teammate Connor Garden-Bachop.
Japan Times
Apr 26, 2019
Highlanders pulverize Sunwolves in Super Rugby beatdown
The Sunwolves surrendered eight tries in a humiliating 52-0 Super Rugby defeat on Friday night to the New Zealand-based Highlanders.
Japan Times
Apr 25, 2019
Sunwolves hope home crowd can give them a big boost against Highlanders
The Sunwolves are hoping another full house at Prince Chichibu Memorial Rugby Ground can spur them on to play for the full 80 minutes and beat the Highlanders on Friday night, in a game that is set to feature a number of matchups between old mates.
Japan Times
Apr 22, 2017
Sunwolves no match for Highlanders
The Sunwolves showed their depth of resilience and fight, but ultimately came up short yet again as the Highlanders handed them their seventh loss of the Super Rugby season in Invercargill on Saturday.
Apr 20, 2017
Tiatia makes changes to Sunwolves lineup
Sunwolves coach Filo Tiatia rung the changes in naming his team Thursday to take on the Highlanders in Invercargill, New Zealand, this weekend.
Japan Times
Sep 5, 2016
Joseph digs in for long haul after taking Japan reins
New Japan national rugby team head coach Jamie Joseph has warned fans to expect pain before pleasure as he builds toward the 2019 World Cup on home soil.
Jun 27, 2016
Sunwolves confirm Hammett's impending departure
Eighteen days after Mark Hammett was named assistant coach of the Highlanders from 2017, the Sunwolves finally confirmed they would be losing their head coach.
Jun 9, 2016
Sunwolves losing coach Hammett to Highlanders
There was mixed news for Japanese rugby from Dunedin, New Zealand, on Thursday as the Highlanders confirmed their coaching staff for the 2017 Super Rugby season.
Mar 15, 2016
Ex-Fijian rugby center Rabeni dies
Former Fijian center Seru Rabeni, renowned for his bruising tackles and powerful running, has died at the age of 37, local media reported on Tuesday.
Mar 1, 2016
Highlanders' Tanaka injures calf
Highlanders scrumhalf Fumiaki Tanaka has injured his calf and will need about four weeks to recover, the reigning Super Rugby champions said Tuesday.
Japan Times
Jan 21, 2016
Japan names Joseph as next Brave Blossoms head coach
Jamie Joseph said Thursday his main motivation for leaving Super Rugby champions the Highlanders to become head coach of the Brave Blossoms was the chance to lead Japan when it hosts the 2019 World Cup.
Jan 20, 2016
Highlanders expected to announce Joseph's move to Japan
The long and winding road to name a successor to Eddie Jones as head coach of the Brave Blossoms looks like it is finally coming to an end.
Jul 4, 2015
Tanaka in place to break new ground in Super Rugby
A day ahead of the Super Rugby Final against the Hurricanes, Japan and Highlanders scrumhalf Fumiaki Tanaka worked out on his own on Friday.
Oct 8, 2014
Tanaka to return to Highlanders for 2015 Super Rugby season
Japan international Fumiaki Tanaka, will be returning to play for the Highlanders for the 2015 season, the club said on its official website on Wednesday.


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