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Asian Rugby Championship13/05/2017Hong Kong - Japan0-16
Asian Rugby Championship06/05/2017Japan - Hong Kong29-17
Asian Rugby Championship29/04/2017Japan - South Korea80-10
Asian Rugby Championship22/04/2017South Korea - Japan29-47
Test Matches26/11/2016Fiji - Japan38-25
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Test Matches10/06/2017Japan - Romania
Test Matches17/06/2017Japan - Ireland
Test Matches24/06/2017Japan - Ireland
Test Matches04/11/2017Japan - Australia
Test Matches25/11/2017France - Japan
Honours list
CompetitionTitlesRunners up
Pacific Nations Cup 20
Asian Rugby Championship 90
Asian Games 02
Emperors Cup 01
Asian Championship 155
Asian Series 31
Pacific Rim 10
Super Powers Cup 10
Team History
Season: 
2019Competition not yet finished in World Cup
2017Competition not yet finished in Asian Rugby Championship
2016Winner in Asian Rugby Championship
2015Third in Poule B in World Cup (qualified for World Cup 2019) and Defeated in 3rd place final in Pacific Nations Cup and Winner in Asian Rugby Championship
2014Winner in Pacific Nations Cup and Winner in Asian 5 Nations (qualified for World Cup 2015)
2013Fourth in Pacific Nations Cup and Winner in Asian 5 Nations
2012Fourth in Pacific Nations Cup and Winner in Asian 5 Nations
2011Fifth in Poule A in World Cup and Winner in Pacific Nations Cup and Winner in Asian 5 Nations
2010Third in Pacific Nations Cup and Winner in Asian 5 Nations (qualified for World Cup 2011)
2009Fourth in Pacific Nations Cup and Winner in Asian 5 Nations
2008Fifth in Pacific Nations Cup and Winner in Asian 5 Nations
2007Fourth in Poule B in World Cup and Sixth in Pacific Nations Cup and Winner in Asian Series - Division 1
2006Fifth in Pacific Nations Cup and Winner in Asian Championship (qualified for World Cup 2007) and Winner in Asian Series - Division 1
2005Finalist in Emperors Cup and Winner in Asian Series - Division 1
2004Winner in Super Powers Cup and Winner in Asian Championship
2003/04Second in Asian Series
2003Fifth in Poule B in World Cup and Winner in Round 3 in Rugby World Cup - Asian qualifiers (qualified for World Cup 2003) and Third in Super Powers Cup
2002Second in Asian Games and Second in Asian Championship
2001Winner in 3rd place final in Pacific Rim
2000Sixth in Pacific Rim and Winner in Asian Championship
1999Fourth in Poule D in World Cup and Winner in Pacific Rim
1998Third in Pacific Rim and Finalist in Asian Games and Winner in Asian Championship (qualified for World Cup 1999)
1997Fourth in Pacific Rim
1996Fourth in Pacific Rim and Winner in Asian Championship
1995Fourth in Poule C in World Cup
1994Winner in Asian Championship (qualified for World Cup 1995)
1992Winner in Asian Championship
1991Third in Poule B in World Cup and Second in Rugby World Cup - Asia/Oceania qualifiers (qualified for World Cup 1991)
1990Finalist in Asian Championship
1988Finalist in Asian Championship
1987Fourth in Poule A in World Cup
1986Finalist in Asian Championship
1984Winner in Asian Championship
1982Finalist in Asian Championship
1980Winner in Asian Championship
1978Winner in Asian Championship
1976Winner in Asian Championship
1974Winner in Asian Championship
1972Winner in Asian Championship
1970Winner in Asian Championship
1969Winner in Asian Championship