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Japan marks shining moment at Rugby World Cup in wake of Typhoon Hagibis

• Newspaper special editions rushed out in Tokyo after victory
• Celebratory mood dampened by Typhoon Hagibis death toll

Japan awoke on Monday morning, appropriately the Sports Day national holiday that commemorates the hosting of the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, to revel in the historic 28-21 victory of its rugby team against Scotland.

However, the celebratory mood accompanying Japan’s first qualification for the World Cup quarter-finals was dampened by news of the growing death toll from Typhoon Hagibis, which had come close to causing the match to be cancelled.

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