Japan supporters at a public viewing site in Tokyo celebrate after Kenki Fukuoka scored a try. Photo: Kyodo
Tim Noonan
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Rugby World Cup 2019: ‘everyone is Japanese right now’ after huge win over Ireland

  • Revellers pour out into the early evening throughout Japan to celebrate another historic victory by the country’s rugby team

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Japan supporters at a public viewing site in Tokyo celebrate after Kenki Fukuoka scored a try. Photo: Kyodo
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Tim Noonan

Tim Noonan

Tim Noonan has been crafting uniquely provocative columns for the SCMP and SMP for more than a decade. A native of Canada, he has over 20 years’ experience in Asia and has been a regular contributor to a number of prominent publications, including Time magazine, Forbes, The New York Times, The International Herald Tribune and The Independent.