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David McElhinney

David is a Northern Irish freelance travel and culture writer who’s spent the last three years battering the keyboard in Tokyo. He likes to travel, eat good food, drink good drink, play rugby, and butcher the Japanese language. www.davidmcelhinney.com

Articles by David

The 2019 Rugby World Cup is coming to Japan this fall and the competition is shaping up to be an absolute classic. It’s already made history as the most sought-after host country…

This autumn 48 Rugby World Cup games will be played on Japanese shores. That’s a lot of rugby, so I’m going to make the relatively safe assumption that you’ve not got tickets…

As of this year I am now in my 20th year of life as a recreational rugby player. Slowly over the course of those 20 years rugby has developed from a relatively…

With the 2019 Rugby World Cup inching closer and tickets flying off the shelves in record times, the anticipation is starting to build throughout Japan. Twelve stadiums from 12 prefectures spread across…

The door to 2019 has been flung open and several new eras for Japan have been ushered in along with it — another year of the zodiac boar, the year that Sony…