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KAZUKI HIMENO

Brave Blossoms captain Kazuki Himeno trains away from his teammates ahead of the team's Rugby World Cup opener against Chile in Toulouse, France, on Saturday.
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Sep 10, 2023
Leg injury puts Kazuki Himeno in doubt for World Cup opener
Amanaki Saumaki is considered ready to fill in for Japan's captain against Rugby World Cup debutant Chile in Toulouse.
Japan's Michael Leitch attempts to break free during a match against Italy in Treviso, Italy, on Aug. 26.
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Sep 4, 2023
Japan's veterans prepare to scale Everest again at Rugby World Cup
The Brave Blossoms will start their World Cup campaign against Chile in Toulouse, France, on Sept. 10.
Japan Times
Rugby
Jul 16, 2023
Late surge not enough as Japan again falls to All Blacks XV
Japan turned to experience by starting the likes of Shota Horie and Keita Inagaki in the teams' second friendly, but trailed from the ninth minute.
Japan Times
Rugby
Jun 11, 2023
Japan Stalwart Kazuki Himeno keen to eclipse 2019 World Cup success
The 28-year-old is confident a better physicality and his success in playing openside flanker in New Zealand will elevate his performances in France.
Japan Times
Rugby
Oct 11, 2021
Michael Leitch among headliners for Brave Blossoms' autumn tour
Toshiba Brave Lupus Tokyo flanker Michael Leitch and Toyota Verblitz No. 8 Kazuki Himeno are among the 37 players named to the Japan squad for the upcoming autumn test series, the Japan Rugby Football Union said Monday.
Japan Times
Rugby
Jun 27, 2021
Brave Blossoms cherish historic Lions test despite defeat
Jamie Joseph's Brave Blossoms were able to take away a number of positives from the Edinburgh encounter ahead of their upcoming test against Ireland.
Japan Times
Rugby
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
Rugby
Dec 25, 2019
Top League hoping to ride Rugby World Cup wave in 2020
After the enormously successful Rugby World Cup, Japan's domestic Top League will try to take full advantage in the uptick of interest in the sport during its upcoming season, which kicks off across the country Jan. 12.
Japan Times
Rugby
Oct 6, 2019
Kazuki Himeno turning into hero for Japan
Kazuki Himeno may be playing in his first Rugby World Cup, but the young star has become a dominant force in Japan's campaign to reach the knockout stage for the first time.
Japan Times
Rugby
Oct 6, 2019
Japan coach Jamie Joseph looking forward to 'real ripper' against Scotland
Japan head coach Jamie Joseph is looking forward to "a real ripper" of a game when his team plays Scotland in its final Rugby World Cup pool match next Sunday.
Japan Times
Rugby
Oct 5, 2019
Unbeaten Brave Blossoms battle past Samoa, moving closer to first trip to RWC quarterfinals
Japan made it three wins out of three at the Rugby World Cup and moved within touching distance of the quarterfinals with a 38-19 victory over Samoa — including a bonus point — on Saturday night.
Japan Times
Rugby
Sep 25, 2019
Japan exploring all options ahead of match against Ireland
Japan coach Jamie Joseph has spent the week trying to work out how to get four into three in the back row as he finalizes his lineup for Saturday's Rugby World Cup clash with Ireland, and it seems Michael Leitch could be the one to lose out.
Japan Times
Rugby
Feb 28, 2019
Kazuki Himeno looks to follow example set by Japan captain Michael Leitch
With the 2019 Rugby World Cup set to kick off in less than seven months, members of the Japan squad went through their paces Thursday at the national team camp in the western Tokyo city of Machida.
Japan Times
Rugby
Jul 17, 2018
Sunwolves optimistic despite tough season
The Sunwolves entered their third season in Super Rugby with a lofty goal of finishing in the top five in the standings.
Japan Times
Rugby
Jul 11, 2018
Tony Brown shakes up lineup before Sunwolves' season finale
Sunwolves stand-in head coach Tony Brown made five changes and two positional switches Wednesday as his side gets set for its final Super Rugby game of the 2018 season when it takes take on the Reds on Friday at Brisbane’s Suncorp Stadium.
Japan Times
Rugby
Jul 5, 2018
Sunwolves' stand-in coach Tony Brown calls on some marquee players for Waratahs clash
Sunwolves stand-in head coach Tony Brown recalled some big guns Thursday for the Super Rugby clash with the Waratahs at Sydney's Allianz Stadium on Saturday.
Japan Times
Rugby
Jun 23, 2018
Brave Blossoms rout Georgia
Japan stunned Georgia with a mature performance based on physicality in difficult conditions Saturday as it ran out a 28-0 winner at Toyota Stadium.
Japan Times
Rugby
May 17, 2018
Sunwolves seeking to build off momentum of season's first win
Sunwolves head coach Jamie Joseph named his side Thursday for the first-ever Super Rugby game played in Hong Kong.
Japan Times
Rugby
Feb 26, 2018
Sunwolves trio take lessons from defeat
The Sunwolves may have come up short in their 2018 season opener, but the contest provided valuable experience for the younger players making their Super Rugby debuts.
Japan Times
Rugby
Nov 17, 2017
Tighthead prop Koo Ji-won set to earn first cap for Japan against Tonga
Japan heads into Saturday's game with Tonga at Stade Ernest Wallon with a side that shows five changes and two positional switches from the team that started the 63-30 defeat to the Wallabies on Nov. 4.

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