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Japan excels as World Cup host; must ride the rugby wave

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By STEVE DOUGLAS

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This is a one time event. The Rugby fad will be over soon.

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One fears that the lack of grass pitches to practice on and Japan's demographics will hinder future development of the sport here.

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Japan's interest and performance in rugby has improved exponentially from even 8 years ago, when at the World Cup in New Zealand Japan dangled at at bottom ranking.

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However Japanese are prone to sports that are ritualistic , like baseball. It grabs their mental ethos.

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Maybe now rugby will capture this younger generation that is not as tied to the same traditions.

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