A large portion of the Japanese rugby team has won themselves a 3-year visa extension offer, instead of the usual 1 year, the next time they visit the Tokyo Immigration Bureau.
Foreign-players interviewed after the match against Scotland expressed relief at only having to make a trip to the Immigration Bureau once in the next three years.
“It’s an incredible victory – a massive weight off the shoulders,” said flanker Pieter Labuschagne.
“I’m looking forward to not having to pretend to be not trying to get inside the building before everyone else getting off the bus.”
Government officials have signaled foreign-born players will be offered 5-year visa extensions if they defeat South Africa in the quarter final, and citizenship if they are crowned 2019 Rugby World Cup champions.