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JAPAN RUGBY FOOTBALL UNION

Eddie Jones, who coached Australia at the 2023 Rugby World Cup, has been linked with a return to Japan.
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Nov 13, 2023
Eddie Jones expects to land new job by January
Jones has been heavily linked with a return to Japan.
Japan had hoped to progress to the knockout phase of the Rugby World Cup on international soil for the first time.
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Oct 10, 2023
Japanese rugby faces murky future following World Cup exit
The 2019 Rugby World Cup, and all that it promised, feels like a long time ago after the Brave Blossoms' pool-stage exit in France.
Japan Times
Rugby
May 10, 2023
Rugby unions of Japan and New Zealand sign cooperation agreement
Japan's League One has become a popular destination for elite New Zealand players and coaches in recent years.
Japan Times
Rugby
Apr 13, 2023
Japan looking to host Rugby World Cup as early as 2035
The Japan Rugby Football Union said Wednesday it is aiming to host the women's Rugby World Cup as early as 2037 as part of its mid- and long-term strategy, a plan that could see Japan host the men's World Cup in 2035.
Japan Times
Rugby
Feb 26, 2023
Five more matches announced for Japan's Rugby World Cup preparation
Among the Brave Blossoms' opponents is Samoa, who Jamie Joseph's side will face in Pool D.
Japan Times
Rugby
Mar 1, 2022
Japan's Brave Blossoms to host France in two July tests
The series for the Lipovitan D Challenge Cup will begin at Toyota Stadium in Aichi Prefecture on July 2.
Japan Times
Rugby
Feb 7, 2021
Rugby Union board member says Yoshiro Mori's comment directed at her
Yuko Inazawa, who became the first female board member of the Japan Rugby Football Union in 2013, thought the remarks widely viewed as sexist made by the Tokyo Olympic chief Yoshiro Mori were directed at her and he has a "subconscious bias" on the issue.
Japan Times
Rugby
Feb 5, 2021
Rugby union board member fires back at Tokyo Olympic chief
Mayumi Taniguchi, one of the Japan Rugby Football Union's five female board members, called Tokyo Olympic chief Yoshiro Mori's remarks about women "incomprehensible" and "off target" on Friday.
Japan Times
Rugby
Jan 23, 2021
Top League revises format, schedule for 2021 campaign
The start of the campaign is now set for Feb. 20 and will run until April 11.
Japan Times
Rugby
Jan 15, 2021
New rugby league to feature two-conference top flight with 12 teams
The Japan Rugby Football Union hopes a larger first division will result in higher-quality matches when the new league kicks off in January 2022.
Japan Times
Rugby
Jan 14, 2021
Top League delays start of season due to COVID-19 outbreak
On Tuesday, the JFRU said 24 players and staff at Canon Eagles, 13 from Toyota Verblitz, and seven from Suntory Sungoliath tested positive in preseason screening.
Japan Times
Rugby
Jan 8, 2021
Up to 17,000 may attend national university rugby final next week
The Japan Rugby Football Union plans to hold the final of the national university championship as scheduled next week in Tokyo with up to around 17,000 spectators, a source with knowledge of the matter said Thursday.
Japan Times
Rugby
Sep 26, 2020
Building up rugby team placed ahead of Japanese citizens' rights
Three naturalized Japanese citizens found themselves on the wrong side of a decision that essentially restricts their ability to work as professional rugby players in their adopted homeland.
Japan Times
Rugby
Sep 25, 2020
JRFU rules certain Japan passport holders can't be treated as locals
The decision came after three foreign-born Top League players called for the rule to be overturned.
Japan Times
Rugby
Jul 19, 2020
JRFU executive pushes for Top League sides' inclusion in new Southern Hemisphere tournament
If Japan's national rugby team is to grow stronger in the long term, the country's top clubs must compete against the best from the Southern Hemisphere, according to Japan Rugby Football Union Director Yuichiro Fujii.
Japan Times
Rugby
May 22, 2020
JRFU hopes to be key to more unified rugby world
Chairman Kensuke Iwabuchi hopes Japan can help steer rugby toward a global calendar and develop the sport in Asia.
Japan Times
Rugby
May 12, 2020
Launch of Japan's new rugby league may be delayed
The launch of a new domestic rugby competition in Japan, originally scheduled for the fall of next year, may be delayed due to the one-year postponement of the Summer Olympics, a Japan Rugby Football Union executive said Monday.
Japan Times
Rugby / ADDING THE EXTRAS
May 1, 2020
Rule change leaves trio of naturalized Top League players in limbo
The group, which includes two players who have represented Japan in sevens, is petitioning the Japan Rugby Football Union to recognize their status as local players.
Japan Times
Rugby
Apr 3, 2020
All-Japan Championship canceled for first time over coronavirus
The Japan Rugby Football Union announced Thursday the cancellation of this year's All-Japan Championship in response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Japan Times
Rugby / ADDING THE EXTRAS
Mar 28, 2020
Odd decisions, big questions amidst crises in Japanese rugby
With rugby seemingly done for the season, it is time to look back on a crazy few months that have seen Japanese rugby go from the highs of the 2019 Rugby World Cup to a state of confusion in which even a former Brave Blossoms captain is questioning what is going on.

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Traditional folk rituals like Mizudome-no-mai (dance to stop the rain) provide a sense of agency to a population that feels largely powerless in the face of the climate crisis.
As climate extremes intensify, Japan embraces ancient weather rituals