27 Nov Rugby World Cup: Things we love about the tournament in Japan
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In the event you have not discovered, the Rugby World Cup is in Asia for the first time.
Taking place the championship feels different to the predecessors and both foreign and Japanese fans have been revelling in it.
There are several things to love out east, some of which were expected and a few that have come as a surprise.
But after a bit of debate, the BBC Sport team in Japan have depended on which they love.
BBC rugby union correspondent Chris Jones
You know what youre going to become in Japan. Its never boring; and enjoyable.
By way of instance, the weather looks impossible to forecast – any day might be a combo of torrential storms or perfect sun – although at breakfast one needs to be prepared to eat anything out of beef that is rare to fish stew to donuts and cakes.
And because of such considerate and allowed people, the Japanese also love letting their hair down by becoming stuck to decent drink and good food – often in a karaoke booth.
BBC chief sports writer Tom Fordyce
Every World Cup wants a result in the group stages that shakes up the established orderthat messes and keeps you in viewing other matches that you may suppose to be dead certs.
In 2007, youd Fiji beating Wales. In 2011, you had Tonga bothering France, and in 2015 you had Japans famous victory over South Africa.
What this World Cup is delivering is not only an isolated one off but – perhaps – a narrative that could kick on . If hosts Japan make it through to the knock-out stages for the very first time in their history, it could be notable for the broader championship although devastating for Scotland.
Other countries have struggled, which needs to be a concern for World Rugby. To possess the host nation in the eight would cover a variety of those issues up.
BBC Radio 5 Live union producer Louise Gwilliam
The enthusiasts with this World Cups enthusiasm has been like no other tournament Ive ever been to.
Not only do they purchase the shirt of each team they go and watch (imagine countless Japanese fans in complete Namibia kit, backpack and ) they have also learnt the words to each national anthem and sing them together with as much pride as ardent Argentines, crying Frenchmen and women and multi-lingual South Africans.
Former England fly-half and BBC Radio 5 Live pundit Paul Grayson
Never have a lot of words at a language that was native elicited such a reaction that was warm.
I understand to say about six items in Japanese covering a massive variety of topics from hi to respectful and the way to excuse me.
The answer to such attempts is absolute pleasure from the receiver and they point at stuff and speak to you in Japanese and you grin and laugh.
You feel overseas all at the exact identical moment and welcomed. Loud English makes you and thats completely as it should be.
BBC Sport journalist Becky Grey
Society has a lot to teach us regarding respect. Trains are plastered with signs reminding travelers not to use their phones on-board and on match days you will find statements in English telling fans not tocause any distress because of their fellow passengers.
The pitch has been translated onto by the high value placed on respecting other people also. Teams have remained out to the area to go around and bow when thanking someone, as is the habit.
And theres been plenty of respect between groups behind the scenes. Canada was encouraged by reigning champions New Zealand to get a few beers that were post-match after thrashing them 63-0.
BBC Radio 5 Live union manufacturer Louise Gwilliam
It makes life in Japan simple and really pleasant, although the Japanese love a rule, and theres absolutely no deviating from them.
Everyone waits in the crossings to the guy that is green, even around. You will find signs painted on the floor of the place to queue on train platforms and drives in.
Trains are on time, and when over a minute late you receive a public apology. Finally, shoes must be removed indoors, no outside shoes are permitted in fitness centers and caps must be worn by everyone in the pools.
BBC Radio 5 Live commentator Gareth Lewis
My personal moment so far was presented at a small bar-cum-restaurant in Tokyo with a jar of marmite. We had surfaced there to watch the England v USA match and had intentionally chosen a place.
After everyone had had a go at their English, the pub owner was so eager to own British guests that he made a jar of marmite from behind the counter and left us pose for photos with it.
And as for the rugby… Im not counting my chickens or making any predictions, yet to see Wales beat Australia in a World Cup for the first time in 32 years at last – was pretty special.
Im not silent when I watch games at home on the TV and tend to live every pass, kick and second of excruciating tension. To allow out that out by commentating on the game itself has been an adventure that is unforgettable. I have just about left a second level for up to if Wales proceed and do something.
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