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パペットホームズ、大河ドラマなどの好きなテレビ番組やラグビーについて書いています。アフィリエイトはやっていません。/Welcome to my blog. I write about some Japanese TV programmes including NHK puppetry and Taiga Drama, Sherlock Holmes and rugby. I don't do affiliate marketing.
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Rugby in Japan 11

Japanese national squad entered camp in Hokkaido and they played a practice match against Yamaha Jubilo yesterday. And today, hundreds of fans came to see their training camp and some players visits a local primary school in the afternoon. 

On the other hand, Yūichirō Fujii who is in charge of strengthening national team says that Jamie Joseph should continue coaching Japan after the World Cup. Katsuyuki Kiyomiya, vice president of the JRFU has the same idea.

In the 6th episode of "No Side Game", Hayato Kimishima tries to ask the executives of TOKIWA MOTORS to approve the budget of 14 thousand million yen a year for the Astros though they couldn't win the championship. And Hiroshi Shimamoto, president of the company approves it putting his presidential post on the line. Then Takuma Saimon asks Keita Nanao who entered the company after returning from New Zealand and decides to play rugby he once quitted. But Kenji Wakisaka who is a former boss of Hayato asks him to return to the head office to investigate the background of the acquisition of Kazama  Corporation. It seems that there is something evil behind the scene. Hayato is worried because his son Hiroto becomes to like playing rugby.

ノーサイド・ゲーム第6回博人と佐々
Hiroto (ICHIKAWA Ukon, left) asks Hajime Sasa (HAYASHIYA Tamahei) how to pass the ball

Hitoro Motonami, one of the experienced players of the Astros announces his retirement and he says that it's regrettable that he couldn't celebrate winning the championship with his teammates. So Hayato tells Wakisaka that he wants to carry out as GM. He also plans to improve the current system of Platinum league but the officials of Japan Football Association but is rejected. One day Nobuteru Hoshino who works at a research institute of TOKIWA MOTORS tells Tetsu Kishiwada and Hayato that the bunker oil of Kazama Corporation is thought to be inferior.

ノーサイド・ゲーム第6回タンカー座礁記事
Nobuteru Hoshino (Jingi Irie, right) talks with Tetsu Kishiwada (Mitsuomi Takahashi, second from the left) and Hayato Kimishima (Yō Ōizumi) about the banker oil of Kazama Corporation

Hayato plans to hold a thanksgiving event for the Astros' fans. The chief attraction of the event is a practice match between the starting players and the reserves. Keita who plays one of the reserves kicks three drop goals and makes his side win the match. It surprises not only the fans but Saburō Tsuda, coach of the Cyclones who also checks the match also and after the event he meets a man. The man is Jō Hamahata of the Astros. 

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[ 2019/08/25 00:00 ] Rugby | TB(-) | CM(0)

Rugby in Japan 5

Super Rugby and Sanix World Rugby Youth Tournament

The SunWolves beat the Waratahs in New Castle, New South wales of Australia on the 29th of March. It's their second victory. Though the home team scored the first try, it was a close match and Semisi Masirewa scored a hat trick (three tries) for the SunWolves. Besides, Hayden Parker kicked well. Unlike some of the previous matches, they tried not to commit a foul and tackled their opponents. It was a joy and I hope they will beat the Rebels at AAMI Park in Melbourne next time.

2019スーパーラグビー3月29日結果 

And SANIX WORLD RUGBY YOUTH TOURNAMENT, a rugby tournament for high school pupils from home and abroad will be held this year also. This is sponsored by SANIX, a company of environmental hygiene and recycling. The tournament is held at GLOBAL ARENA in Fukuoka managed by the sports promoting foundation of the company. And it is held during so-called Golden Week, a holiday season from the end of April to early-May. Not only the tournament of men's rugby, that of women's is also played at the same time.

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A big ball at the entrance of GLOBAL ARENA during the tournament
 
[ 2019/04/06 00:15 ] Rugby | TB(-) | CM(0)

SunWolves vs SANZAAR

It's decided that the SunWolves will be excluded from Super Rugby after the end of the 2020 season. The reason is that the Japan Rugby Football Union (JRFU) are not one of the stakeholders of Super Rugby and it needs to pay 100,000,000 yen (about 9,000,000 US dollars) if the SunWolves hope to continue playing. But the officials especially Noriyuki Sakamoto, Managing Secretary of the union says it is impossible to collect the money at once though the Nikkei says that SANZAAR that manages Super Rugby told the union about it more than an year ago. Anyway, the union should have negotiated with SANZAAR more skillfully and have to plan and establish a new international competition to strengthen Japanese internationals after the World Cup this year.

Sunwolves Participation in Super Rugby after 2021
(From the official website of the Hito-Communications SunWolves)

However the retirement of Ichirō Suzuki who is a famous baseball player puts the news in the shade in Japan. 

[ 2019/03/22 23:00 ] Rugby | TB(-) | CM(0)

Rugby in Japan 4

On the second of March, Japan's SunWolves beat the Chiefs in their home Hamilton, Waikato. It's their first win in their away matches since 2016. It's a surprise and a joy for us.

(From the official website of Super Rugby)

スーパーラグビー201932結果 
(From the official website of HITO-com SunWolves)

The Sunwolves will meet the Blues next weekend.

However, World Rugby is said to plan a new international tournament played by the six nations of Europe and the four nations of the Southern Hemisphere. The organisation also plans to add Japan and the US to it. But Fiji, Samoa and Tonga oppose it because they cannot join the tournament and are said to boycott the World Cup that is to be held next autumn in Japan. 

On the other hand, some officials in the Japan Rugby Football Union say that Japan should withdraw from any international tournaments except the tests by national teams and Japan Rugby Top League should be improved more. But I cannot agree with it completely. The details of the new tournament has not decided as yet according to World Rugby.

[ 2019/03/06 23:00 ] Rugby | TB(-) | CM(0)

Rugby in Japan 3

Super Rugby is a competition of men's rugby union from five unions - Argentina, Australia, Japan, New Zealand and South Africa. Its origin was South Pacific Championship in the 1980's but in 1996, it started as Super 12 as a competition of professional teams. 
(In rugby union, players were permitted to receive payments and benefits by playing in 1995)

In 2006, it changed its name into Super 14 with the addition of two teams and in 2011, three teams joined and it expanded to Super Rugby. In 2016, the Jaguares (Argentina) and the SunWolves (Japan) joined and in 2018 the competition was reorganised and two South African teams withdrew from it.

https://super.rugby/superrugby/

Current franchises are as below.

New Zealand 
Blues (Auckland), Chiefs (Hamilton), Hurricanes (Wellington), Crusaders (Christchurch), Highlanders (Dunedin)

Australia 
Reds (Brisbane), Waratahs (Sydney), Brumbies (ACT), Rebels (Meibourne)

South Africa
Bulls (Pretoria), Lions (Johannesburg), Sharks (Durban), Stormers (Cape Town)

Argentina
Jaguares (Buenos Aires)

Japan 
SunWolves (Tokyo)

The results of the SunWolves was not so good until now. Regrettably, they lost the match by a narrow margin (1 point) by the Waratahs at their home Prince Chichibu Stadium. A big shirt was shown at the stadium before the kickoff.
(From the official website of HITO-com SunWolves)

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[ 2019/02/27 22:45 ] Rugby | TB(-) | CM(0)

Rugby in Japan 2

Japanese national team played against New Zealand (All Blacks) at Ajinomoto Stadium in Tokyo on the 3rd of November. Then they flew to Britain and played against England. Though the team were beaten, Japanese internationals said that it was an honour to have a match (test*) against England at Twickenham. Japanese international Akihito Yamada says in his tweet, "the play was priceless".

イングランド戦
The match of England (dark blue) and Japan (red and white) at Twickenham

シリウス
A ball called "Sirius" used in the match

And then they played a match with Russia. Though Japan were confused with the kicks of Russian players in the first half, they gained tries and at last they won a come-from-behind victory. In the World cup held in Japan next year, Japan will meet Russia in the opening match.

(*) Like cricket, international match is called test in rugby. It equivalents A match in soccer.

The images are from the official website of Japan Rugby Football Union.

[ 2018/11/29 00:00 ] Rugby | TB(-) | CM(0)

Rugby in Japan 1

As the World Cup of rugby will be held in Japan next year, I will occasionally post the entries on Japanese rugby. There are three major fixtures.

Top League
National league matches played from August (late summer) to January (mid-winter). 16 teams join the league and the tailender is demoted to the Local league. Instead, the top team of the local league who won the playoff is promoted to the Top league.

Super Rugby
Internaional league matches (New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, Argentina and Japan) from February to July inserted "window month". 15 teams join the league and play total matches home and away.

Window month(s)
This is a Japanese-English that means a month for international matches. Until 2018, the matches were played in June and November. But from 2019, they are to be played in July and November.

For your reference, I put a link of website of the JRFU below.
(English version)

[ 2018/10/14 23:30 ] Rugby | TB(-) | CM(0)

Farewell, Jonah Lomu.

Former All Black Jonah Lomu passed away at the age of 40.
May his soul rest in peace.
[ 2015/11/18 21:01 ] Rugby | TB(-) | CM(0)
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実は『いだてん~東京オリムピック噺~』を観なくなったので、再び『西郷どん』復習の投稿をアップしています。関連文献もまた読もうかと考えていますし、BSで再放送中の『葵 徳川三代』の再放送も観ています。そしてパペットホームズの続編ですが、これは是非とも三谷氏にお願いしたいところです。

他にも国内外の文化や歴史、『相棒』をはじめとする刑事ドラマについても、時々思い出したように書いています。ラグビー関連も週1またはそれ以上でアップしています。2019年、いよいよ日本でのワールドカップの年です。今季は代表下部チームとの兼ね合いもあり、スーパーラグビーでは今一つでしたが、ワールドカップでのベスト8成るでしょうか。

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