Fukuoka

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High-performance analyst Vinny Hammond and Ireland fly-half Johnny Sexton at the Ireland Rugby press conference in Fukuoka, Japan. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Back in 2002, when they were the 16-year-old half-backs with a touring team from St Mary’s College, Johnny Sexton and Vinny Hammond, one of the Irish (...)

 Bundee Aki tackles Ulupano Seuteni of Samoa leading to his red card. Photograph: EPA

Bundee Aki will miss the rest of the World Cup after receiving a three-week ban for his red card against Samoa. The Ireland centre was sent off in t(...)

South African referee Jaco Peyer gives a yellow card to Samoa’s flanker TJ Ioane  during the Pool A match between Japan and Samoa at the City of Toyota Stadium last Saturday. Photograph: Adrian Dennis/AFP via Getty Images

The World Cup has become extremely serious everywhere else. Not down Fukuoka way. Tuipola Evan Charlton stood before a room of largely Irish journalis(...)

Ireland Rugby Squad Training at Shirouzuoike Park in Fukuoka on Thursday. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Rugby World Cup Pool A: Ireland v Samoa Kick-off: 11.45am (Irish time), Saturday. Venue: Fukuoka Stadium. How to follow: The Irish Times liveblog wil(...)

Ireland tighthead Tadhg Furlong talks to the media ahead of the Samoa game in  Fukuoka. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

As a starting test Lion widely regarded as world-class, plenty is expected of Tadhg Furlong. He hit the ground running in the opening game against Sco(...)

Jordi Murphy gets crushed in a scrum in the  Rugby World Cup Pool A  game between Ireland and Russia in Kobe Misaki Stadium on Thursday. Photoraph: Jayne Russell

As it transpired, Ireland were probably grateful to be sheltered from the rain in the Kobe Stadium on Thursday, and the exuberant Irish supporters ass(...)

Irish fans   at the game between Ireland and Russia at Kobe Misaki stadium in  Hyogo, Japan. Photograph:   Kaz Photography/Getty Images

Ireland’s rugby tour in Japan has so far been more about mystery than magic, and on a steamy night in Kobe, Joe Schmidt’s team continued to leave ever(...)

Johnny Sexton kicks at goal during Wednesday’s Captain’s Run at the  Kobe Misaki Stadium in Japan. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ireland v Russia Venue: Kobe Stadium. Kick-off: 7.15pm local time/11.15am Irish time. On TV: Live on Eir and RTÉ (ROI) and ITV (NI) and live radio (...)

Pokemon are go

Japan is never boring and always bemusing. If you are planning a visit to Japan, or are there already for the Rugby World Cup, here are my top tips on(...)

US federal reserve chairman Jerome Powell (left) talks with US treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin during the G20 meeting in Fukuoka, Japan on Saturday. Photograph: Kim Kyung-Hoon/EPA

Digital companies such as Facebook and Google will soon have to pay taxes regardless of their physical presence or measured profits in a country after(...)

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