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NEW ZEALAND

Japan Times
Rugby
Dec 2, 2019
Former All Blacks coach Steve Hansen becomes director of rugby for Toyota Verblitz
Toyota Verblitz announced Monday that former All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has been appointed as director of rugby ahead of the next Top League season in Japan.
ASIA PACIFIC
Nov 28, 2019
New Zealand apologizes for 1979 Antarctic plane disaster
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern apologized on Thursday for the then-government's handling of a plane crash in Antarctica 40 years ago that took the lives of 257 people in the country's worst peacetime disaster.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Nov 25, 2019
New Zealand's Global Impact Visa program offers Japan tips for luring global talent
When it comes to attracting global talent, New Zealand, perennially the world's easiest place to do business, can offer Japan some hints on how to welcome entrepreneurs.
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 11, 2019
Do more with less: New Zealand firm sees huge productivity boost with four-day workweek
A New Zealand estate planning firm that made headlines when it trialed a four-day week last year has seen a big productivity increase since it made the change permanent, with staff spending less time surfing the internet.
ASIA PACIFIC / Science & Health
Nov 6, 2019
Methane-measuring satellite mission will be based in New Zealand
A satellite mission to measure global methane emissions from oil and gas facilities will be based in New Zealand, the government said on Wednesday, in a collaboration with a U.S. environmental group.
Japan Times
Rugby
Nov 5, 2019
Beauden Barrett backs Ian Foster in New Zealand coaching search
New Zealand fullback Beauden Barrett has voiced his support for Ian Foster's bid to take over from Steve Hansen as All Blacks coach, saying he would like to see "continuity" in the role, local media have reported.
Japan Times
Rugby
Nov 2, 2019
New Zealand captain Kieran Read looks forward to starting new chapter in Top League
All Blacks captain Kieran Read closed his test career at the Rugby World Cup on Friday, but said he is looking forward to opening a new chapter of his career in Japan, after spending more than six weeks in the country.
Japan Times
Rugby
Nov 2, 2019
Steve Hansen says World Cup pain will fuel All Blacks
Outgoing New Zealand head coach Steve Hansen warned the rest of the rugby world to expect a backlash from the dethroned Rugby World Cup champions over the next four years, after leading the All Blacks to a third-place finish on Friday night.
Japan Times
Rugby
Nov 1, 2019
New Zealand hammers Wales in bronze-medal match
New Zealand claimed third place at the Rugby World Cup with a 40-17 win over Wales on Friday night.
Japan Times
Rugby
Oct 29, 2019
Big decisions ahead for New Zealand rugby, says former All Black Justin Marshall
New Zealand Rugby faces some big decisions in the wake of its World Cup semifinal defeat to England and while it has had so much success promoting from within it might be time to bring in a new voice as coach, former All Black Justin Marshall has said.
Japan Times
Rugby
Oct 28, 2019
Japanese fans find new ways to enjoy Rugby World Cup following Brave Blossoms' exit
The Brave Blossoms may have already been eliminated, but Japanese fans are still trying to take in as much of the Rugby World Cup experience as possible over the remaining days of the quadrennial tournament.
Japan Times
Rugby
Oct 27, 2019
Fans of England thrilled by 'unbelievable' win over All Blacks
Spectator Julian Cox jokingly said that he accompanied his wife, Katherine, to Japan for the Rugby World Cup because she is a goddess of victory for the national rugby squad of their native England.
Japan Times
Rugby
Oct 27, 2019
Ice-cold England channels inner peace to reach Rugby World Cup final
England captain Owen Farrell credited his team's Zen-like inner peace for carrying it into the Rugby World Cup final after ending New Zealand's eight-year reign as champion on Saturday night.
Japan Times
Rugby
Oct 26, 2019
England ends All Blacks' reign in Rugby World Cup
England ended New Zealand's reign as Rugby World Cup champion in the semifinals on Saturday, beating the All Blacks 19-7 to reach the final for the first time since 2007.
Japan Times
Rugby
Oct 25, 2019
England players united for battle with All Blacks
England fullback Elliot Daly says his team is more united than ever as it prepares to face New Zealand in Saturday's Rugby World Cup semifinal.
Japan Times
Rugby
Oct 24, 2019
Coach Steve Hansen says pressure is on his All Blacks — but on England too
New Zealand head coach Steve Hansen on Thursday brushed off attempts to add spice to his team's Rugby World Cup semifinal against England, dismissing claims of spying by England head coach Eddie Jones as "clickbait."
Japan Times
Rugby
Oct 23, 2019
England squad unfazed by All Blacks' 'invincible' reputation
England is tapping into the experience of the many members of its squad who were on the drawn British and Irish Lions tour of New Zealand in 2017 to help formulate a plan to beat the All Blacks in Saturday's World Cup semifinal.
Japan Times
Rugby
Oct 22, 2019
All Blacks coach Steve Hansen says he's confident Kieran Reed will play against England
All Blacks captain Kieran Read skipped training on Tuesday ahead of their Rugby World Cup semifinal due to a sore calf muscle, but coach Steve Hansen was "100 perent" certain he would face England in Yokohama on Saturday.
Japan Times
Rugby
Oct 22, 2019
Lawrence Dallaglio says back row battle key in England-New Zealand semifinal
For a man who made his name winning many a bruising back row battle, it's no surprise that former England captain Lawrence Dallaglio thinks that's where Saturday's Rugby World Cup semifinal match against New Zealand could be decided.
Japan Times
Rugby
Oct 19, 2019
New Zealand torches Ireland to reach Rugby World Cup semifinals
Two-time defending champion New Zealand cruised into a Rugby World Cup semifinal matchup against England after dismantling Ireland 46-14 on Saturday night.

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The Japanese government updated its English education guidelines in 2017 to emphasize communication over grammar and memorization. Public school teachers are incredibly busy, however, which means schools haven’t been able to implement changes uniformly. Private and alternative schools are attempting to remedy this.
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