'daidogei' World Cup Opens In Shizuoka

'Daidogei' World Cup opens in Shizuoka

An international street performance contest is underway in the central Japanese city of Shizuoka, where the whole town has become a stage for artists.

The annual Daidogei World Cup opened on Friday, with 39 stages scattered across the city. "Daidogei" means street performance in Japanese.

Rugby World Cup: Japan Advances To Knockout Stage

Rugby World Cup: Japan advances to knockout stage

In the Rugby World Cup, Japan has beaten Scotland 28-21, advancing to the knockout stage for the first time.

The final match of the preliminary round took place at International Stadium Yokohama on Sunday.

Final 8 Teams Selected In Rugby World Cup

Final 8 teams selected in Rugby World Cup

In Rugby World Cup action, the final eight teams advancing to the knockout stage have been decided.

The last match of the preliminary round took place on Sunday.

Japan Reaches Knockout Stage Of Rugby World Cup

Japan reaches knockout stage of Rugby World Cup

In the Rugby World Cup, Japan beat Scotland 28 to 21 on Sunday, advancing to the knockout stage for the first time.

Japan finished at the top of Pool A, and will face South Africa in the quarterfinal to be held at Tokyo Stadium on October 20.

Two Rugby World Cup Games Canceled Due To Typhoon

Two Rugby World Cup games canceled due to typhoon

Organizers of the Rugby World Cup in Japan have announced that two pool-stage matches on Saturday will be canceled because of potential impact of a violent typhoon approaching Japan.

The event's organizing committee and the sport's governing body World Rugby announced the decision on Thursday.

Japan Ready For Samoa Challenge In Rugby World Cup

Japan ready for Samoa challenge in Rugby World Cup

In the Rugby World Cup, Saturday could be a day of reckoning for host nation Japan. It faces Samoa, with a win increasing the possibility of making the knock-out stages for the first time ever.

Center Ryoto Nakamura was pivotal in last week's shock victory over Ireland. He says the players are ready for Saturday.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.