Fukuroi

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Japanese rugby fans  at the Ecopa Stadium in Fukuroi on Saturday. Photograph: William West/AFP/Getty Images

When he grows up, Donal Grace will probably not remember the time he attended a famous Japanese rugby victory in Fukuroi. He won’t recall his two wee(...)

 Japan’s supporters cheer during the Rugby World Cup victory over Ireland at Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa in Fukuroi, Japan. Photograph: Jiji Press/EPA

When he grows up, Donal Grace will probably not remember the time he attended a famous Japanese rugby victory in Fukuroi. He won’t recall his two week(...)

Spectators at Ireland’s opening match fixture against Scotland in Yokohama. Photograph: INPHO/Dan Sheridan

Father Donal Doyle may or may not be the oldest Irish fan in Fukuroi this weekend – he turns 88 in two weeks – but he must surely be the most conflict(...)

Iain Henderson and CJ Stander arrive at Haneda Airport in Tokyo, Japan, ahead of the Rugby World Cup. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The first and until now only time I visited Japan was in somewhat extravagant circumstances. It was 1988 and the trip was the prize in an essay compet(...)