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‘Brave’ new world as Japanese rugby blossoms

Most Japanese had little time for rugby a few weeks ago, but Japan’s rugby team is aiming to make history at the Rugby World Cup on Sunday.

Japan‘s rugby team is aiming to make more history at the Rugby World Cup on Sunday.

The hosts have already beaten all challengers in reaching their first-ever quarter-final and now face a knockout against two-time champions, South Africa.

Most Japanese had little time for rugby a few weeks ago, but now it is the number one sport.

Al Jazeera’s Paul Rhys reports from Tokyo.