The Japan national rugby union team, nicknamed the Cherry Blossoms or Brave Blossoms, represent Japan in international rugby union competitions. Jamie Joseph is the current coach and Michael Leitch is team captain. Ayumu Goromaru is top goal scorer Japan's emblem is the Sakura. Japan is the strongest rugby union power in Asia. Rugby union in Japan is administered by the Japan Rugby Football Union or JRFU. Japan compete annually in the Pacific Nations Cup and the Asian Five Nations. They have also participated in every Rugby World Cup since the tournament began in 1987. Rugby was introduced to Japan in 1899 and Japan's first international was a match against a Canadian team in 1932. In 2011, Japan won the 2011 IRB Pacific Nations Cup, played against Fiji, Samoa, and Tonga. Japan competes against the top twenty rugby teams in the world are New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, England, Wales, France, Argentina, Ireland, Tonga, Samoa, Italy, Scotland, Canada, Japan, Georgia, Fiji. Buy Japan Rugby World Cup tickets 2019 securely online for all Japan World Cup rugby games in England.