Highlanders coach Jamie Joseph has been confirmed to take over the Japan job after making what he describes as the hardest call of his coaching career.
World Rugby chairman Bernard Lapasset has voiced his backing for Japan's inclusion in the Southern Hemisphere Rugby Championship competition alongside New Zealand, Australia, South Africa and Argentina.
After their 15-man team impressed at the Rugby World Cup, Japan's sevens players will hope to do the same at the Rio Olympics.
Former Wallabies mentor and now Japan coach Eddie Jones says he would listen to England officials if they sack Lancaster and express interest in his services.
Eddie Jones says a Japanese-born player will be picked ina future Wallabies squad.
Former ACT Brumbies coach Andy Friend is lapping up World Cup fever in Japan after their upset win over South Africa, describing it as the "self injection" the game needed.
The Rugby World Cup's official merchandise store on London's Oxford Street was forced to pull down its shutters early on Sunday, after it was besieged by Japanese fans.
The day after Japan upset the World Cup apple cart with their stunning victory over South Africa, winning coach Eddie Jones was still in disbelief.
Japan, and to a lesser extent Georgia, have buried the idea that the World Cup is that in name only.
After saying sorry to the nation's distraught rugby fans, South Africa coach Heyneke Meyer vowed to turn his team's fortunes around.
This, my friends, was how rugby should be played.
As the Springboks prepared to leave South Africa for the Rugby World Cup earlier this month, the nation's sports minister bid them farewell with a somewhat ominous message.
Japan coach Eddie Jones checked the scoreboard to be sure his eyes were not playing tricks after his team pulled off the greatest shock in Rugby World Cup history.
Craig Wing was talking about the courage of Jarryd Hayne when it dawned on him that before his own code switch his world was confined to "Maroubra, Randwick, Bondi and rugby league".
Coach Eddie Jones on Monday named former Australian rugby league star utility back Craig Wing among a 31-strong Japan World Cup squad packed with imported talent for the tournament beginning next month.
The Waratahs have announced the signing of Japanese centre Kotaro Matsushima for the new Super Rugby Season.
Japan fullback Ayumu Goromaru scored six penalties to give his team a far from convincing 18-13 victory over Romania in the first test of their European tour on Friday.
Australia's hopes of having Nick Cummins available for next year's World Cup appear slim, with the 27-year-old's Japanese club continuing to play hard ball over a possible loan deal.
Former Wallabies winger Nick Cummins hopes his eye-catching performance for the Barbarians helps revive his World Cup hopes.
Tokyo: Japan's forward line put in a dynamic performance as rugby's Asian champions extended their record winning streak to 10 games with a nailbiting 26-23 victory over Italy on Saturday.