The Japan Rugby Football Union announced that they will be hosting France for a two-game Test series in July.
Japan have announced the appointment of John Mitchell as the new defence coach.
Japan Rugby Football Union chief executive Kensuke Iwabuchi revealed that the board is in discussion with Six Nations and Rugby Championship.
Stuart Hogg broke the record for most tries for Scotland as they went on to beat Japan 29-20 in their clash at Murrayfield Stadium on Saturday.
Two years ago, Scotland were dumped out of the World Cup by Japan, but a lot has changed for Gregor Townsend's side since then as the two teams meet at BT Murrayfield this weekend.
Johnny Sexton celebrated his 100th Test for Ireland with a 16-point contribution as his side went on to thrash Japan 60-5 in the Autumn Nations Series opener at Aviva Stadium on Saturday.
Japan flanker Ben Gunter feels the Brave Blossoms can be competitive if they are given a chance to compete in the Rugby Championship tournament following their spirited performance against Australia in Oita on Saturday.
Australia kick-started the end of the year tour with a victory as they defeated Japan 32-23 in Oita on Saturday.
Australian-born trio Jack Cornelsen, Ben Gunter and Dylan Riley are in line to make their debut for Japan as they set to take on the Wallabies in Oita on Saturday.
Australia will be locking horns with Japan next month for the first time since 2017 before they kick start their UK tour.
The Brave Blossoms will be facing Portugal for the first time in a Test match as confirmed by the Japan Rugby Football Union.
Marika Koroibete will become the latest Australian player to head to Japan after signing a contract with Saitama Wild Knights.
Former Australia international Israel Folau will make a return to rugby union after signing a contract with Japanese club NTT Communications Shining Arcs.
Ireland managed to overcome resistance from Japan as they kick-started their summer series with a 39-31 win at Aviva Stadium on Saturday.
Japan head coach Jamie Joseph has confirmed the matchday squad for the upcoming game against the British and Irish Lions.
Japan head coach Jamie Joseph has named a 36-man squad for the upcoming fixture against the British and Irish Lions to be played at Murrayfield Stadium.
The British and Irish Lions' warm-up game against Japan to be played at Murrayfield Stadium on 26th June is set to see a return of 16,500 spectators.
The Scottish Rugby Union has confirmed that Japan will be the third opponent in the autumn series fixtures of Scotland scheduled to be played in November this year.
Ireland will be locking horns with Japan and the USA during their rescheduled summer fixtures that will be played in July.
Japan head coach Jamie Joseph insisted that they will be having a warm-up game domestically before heading to Murrayfield Stadium to take on British and Irish Lions on 26th June.
Despite the Covid-19 pandemic affecting the 2021 Top Challenge League season in Japan, TRU's Elizabeth Cartwright was able to chat to Freddie Burns about settling into life with the Shokki Shuttles.
When England face Japan in the 2023 World Cup, it will be eight years since Eddie Jones guided the Brave Blossoms to the greatest shock in the tournament’s history.
Fiji and Japan will be part of the eight-team tournament in Europe along with the Six Nations sides scheduled at end of the year.
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