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Japan’s ‘epoch-making’ Rugby World Cup: false dawn or breakout moment?

Andrew Sharp, Nikkei Asian Review deputy politics & economy news editor, and Eri Sugiura, Nikkei Asian Review staff writer

It is two months before the rugby season begins, but on a recent Sunday morning at a high school sports ground in central Tokyo, close to 120 children, most of them elementary school students, practised passing and tackling drills in the summer heat. Founded in 2013, the Bunkyo Rugby School is one of