Japan Upsets Ireland In Rugby World Cup Play

Japan upsets Ireland in Rugby World Cup play

In the Rugby World Cup, host nation Japan has defeated world-ranked No.2 Ireland in front of an ecstatic home crowd. Ireland is seen as one of the favorites to win the cup.

The excitement started building a few hours before the game, as people gathered at the stadium in Shizuoka prefecture.

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Japan's Rugby Squad Rises To World No.8

Japan's rugby squad rises to world No.8

Japan's national rugby team has moved up one position to reach eighth in the world, after defeating Ireland on Saturday 19-12 in the Rugby World Cup. It is its highest ever ranking.

World-ranked Number 2 Ireland is seen as one of the favorites to win the cup.

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Japan Defeat Ireland In Rugby World Cup

Japan defeat Ireland in Rugby World Cup

In the Rugby World Cup in Japan, the Japanese team beat Ireland 19 to 12 on Saturday in Pool A play. Ireland is a favorite to win the Cup.

Japan beat its toughest opponent in the preliminary matches.

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420,000 People Attend Rugby World Cup So Far

420,000 people attend Rugby World Cup so far

The Rugby World Cup organizing committee says more than 426,000 people have attended the 12 matches played in the first week of the competition, which began in Japan on September 20.

The average number of spectators per game is about 35,000.

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Illicit Access Made To Olympic Ticket Lottery

Illicit access made to Olympic ticket lottery

The organizing committee of next year's Tokyo Olympics says nearly 7,000 tickets may have been sold to applicants who used fake personal data to take part in the lottery.

The committee said on Friday that about 30,000 of the registered IDs for ticket purchases were obtained using false personal information.

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7,000 Olympic Tickets Bought With Illicit Ids

7,000 Olympic tickets bought with illicit IDs

The organizing committee of next year's Tokyo Olympics says some of the ticket applications were submitted using false personal information.

The committee said on Friday that about 30,000 lottery entries were made through IDs registered with false data, and about 6,900 tickets were purchased.

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Over 500,000 Applications For Olympic Torch Relay

Over 500,000 applications for Olympic torch relay

Local governments across Japan and corporate sponsors have received over 530,000 applications from people hoping to run in the Tokyo Olympic torch relay next year.

The torch relay will start in Fukushima Prefecture on March 26 and continue into July 24, at the opening ceremony. About 10,000 runners are expected to take part in the nation-wide relay.

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Rugby World Cup: Samoa Beats Russia

Rugby World Cup: Samoa beats Russia

Samoa has come from behind to defeat Russia 34-9 in a Pool A match in the Rugby World Cup in Japan.

In the game in Kumagaya, Saitama Prefecture on Tuesday night, the Samoans scored five tries in the second half.

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Rugby World Cup: Fiji To Play Uruguay In Kamaishi

Rugby World Cup: Fiji to play Uruguay in Kamaishi

Fiji's national rugby team says it is an honor to play in Kamaishi City, northern Japan, which was hit by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami disaster.

The Kamaishi Unosumai Memorial Stadium in Iwate Prefecture will host two matches in the preliminary round of the Rugby World Cup in Japan. The stadium was built at the site of an elementary school destroyed by the tsunami.

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Japan Beats Russia In Rugby World Cup Opener

Japan beats Russia in Rugby World Cup opener

The Rugby World Cup has kicked off in Japan. It's the first time an Asian country has hosted the tournament.

The opening ceremony was rich in color, combining the modern and the traditional, including a performance by Kabuki dancers.

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Rugby World Cup Kicks Off In Japan

Rugby World Cup kicks off in Japan

The 2019 Rugby World Cup has started in Japan. Twenty teams will compete for the title. In the tournament's opener on Friday, Japan faces Russia.

The teams are split into four pools, with the top two in each advancing to the knockout stages.

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Rugby World Cup Fan Zones Open

Rugby World Cup fan zones open

The Rugby World Cup has kicked off in Japan. The matches will be broadcast live at 16 public viewing sites, or fan zones, in 12 cities across the country.

The two fan zones in Tokyo are in Chofu City and Chiyoda Ward.

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Rugby World Cup: Japan Set For Opening Kick - Off

Rugby World Cup: Japan set for opening kick-off

The Rugby World Cup is set to kick off in Japan on Friday night. Over the next six weeks, 20 squads will compete for a shot at the title.

Forty-eight games will be held at 12 venues across the country. Among them is Kamaishi in northeastern Japan, a city devastated by the tsunami of 2011. The final will take place in Yokohama.

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Rugby World Cup To Open In Japan

Rugby World Cup to open in Japan

The Rugby World Cup opens in Japan on Friday. It's the first time the tournament will be held in Asia.

The competition will continue through November 2, with a total of 48 matches scheduled at 12 venues.

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