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Beer fear: Japan urged to stock up for Rugby World Cup

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Also to note: Japan needs to stock up on real beer, not that pale yellow junk being passed off as beer by Asahi and others.

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I remember when the soccer World Cup came to Japan 18 years ago. The buzz word of the time was, hooligans. I dare say the rugby fans will give this word a rebirth into the Japanese vocabulary.

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LOL.

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Japan needs to stock up on real beer, not that pale yellow junk being passed off as beer by Asahi and others.

Amen!

I remember when the soccer World Cup came to Japan 18 years ago. The buzz word of the time was, hooligans. I dare say the rugby fans will give this word a rebirth into the Japanese vocabulary.

Yeah. I remember that time as well. It was awful. Fingers crossed we don't get another helping of that fear mongering.

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Locals riding the trains won't be amused by the rowdy, drunken, fools. "Do the hustle" is so right. I'll bypass Tokyo until things quite down.

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And if stocking up, make sure it's kegs of import as there still isn't enough craft beer brewed in Japan.

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After the ten day Golden Week break, yesterday my favorite beer was missing from the shelves.

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Have been served overpriced mid strength beer in plastic cups for the last 20 years so am pretty easy to please ;)

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Drunken rugby fans with 24 hour access to alcohol, and the love of violence. I have a ticket and will definitely take my peeper spray.

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At the Soccer World Cup, IIRC the most arrests made were for people trying to sell tickets illegally. The high-pressure water hoses, LED sign trucks, and riot police with extra training for the hyped-up hooligans were never used. And in general, rugby fans are much more well-behaved than soccer fans.

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LOL

Ditto. haha

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I wonder if they still have that van with the "Calm down" sign on it they were planning to use for the football world cup?

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Fingers crossed we don't get another helping of that fear mongering.

It didn't take long did it:

Locals riding the trains won't be amused by the rowdy, drunken, fools. "Do the hustle" is so right. I'll bypass Tokyo until things quite down.

Drunken rugby fans with 24 hour access to alcohol, and the love of violence. I have a ticket and will definitely take my peeper spray.

How many people were arrested during the 2002 WC in Japan? One British guy for ticket touting, iirc. Some people really do love to monger that fear, don't they.

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They must be drinking “Bishop’s Tipple”.

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This will be a massively corporate event with Heineken as the official beer sponsor.

This means there is a real risk of running out of beer, because Heineken is all that they will sell at the stadiums. It doesn't matter how much other beer is available at wholesalers nearby. Once they run out of Heineken, there will be no more beer at the grounds.

If there are other beer sellers nearby, it is not such a big issue. Some Japanese stadia though are in the middle of nowhere.

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Kohakuebisu: Since Heineken is produced by Kirin, they might just switch to something else like Ichiban or so, without telling anyone ;-) doubt many will realize it...

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Soccer World Cup 2002. I went to several games. ABSOLUTELY no trouble, there were no Hooligans and it was superbly organised. Yes - for Japan in games int the RWC you might want to avoid Roppongi and Shibuya if you live in Tokyo. Where on earth has anybody got the idea that travelling Rugby Fans have EVER been known as 'Hooligans'? I understood the fear mongering prior to the Soccer World Cup, But Rugby? I'd like to state the obvious, but won't as will get moderated. Clearly @goodlucktoyou...again???? Are you capable of making a sensible non pessimistic comment.

It will be a lot of fun with zero trouble.

We will not run out of beer..to stay on topic.

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Drunken rugby fans with 24 hour access to alcohol, and the love of violence. I have a ticket and will definitely take my peeper spray.

Shows that you know nothing about the sport let alone thinking rugby fans are violent because the sport is aggressive. Rugby fans can teach football fans a lesson on how to conduct themselves at times.

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@David Varnes

Also to note: Japan needs to stock up on real beer, not that pale yellow junk being passed off as beer by Asahi and others.

“Heineken? That’s ****! Pabst Blue Ribbon!”

Dennis Hopper was right about Heineken. Weak and watery.

I find the big beers in Japan no worse than anything anywhere else, and often better.

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We won't ever see the RWC again in Japan or Asia. Too much explaining of rugby culture needed for the general population. Love the real rugby fans in Japan though. Lots of passion for the game and good fun spectators at games.

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We rugby fans are great, but we do love our beer!

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