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 Japan’s Michael Leitch and South Africa’s  Eben Etzebeth compete for the ball at a lineout during warm-up match at Kumagaya Rugby Stadium in September. Photograph: Matt Roberts/Getty Images

“For one week only, Japan is the enemy,” Rassie Erasmus tells the room while outside, the rain drums the footpaths and the leaves fall. The Springboks(...)

 People use parasols to try to escape the heat on Sunday in Ginza, Tokyo.  Photograph: Yuichi Yamazaki/Getty Images

Two weeks into Japan’s blistering heatwave, at least 80 people have died and thousands have been rushed to emergency rooms, as officials on Tuesday ur(...)

A kimono-clad woman using a sun umbrella on a street during a heatwave in Tokyo, Japan on Monday. Photograph:  Issei Kato/Reuters

The temperature rose to a record 41.1 Celsius in a city northwest of Tokyo on Monday, as a heatwave in Japan that has killed at least 23 people and se(...)