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World Rugby boss Bernard Lapasset wants Japan to play in the Rugby Championship with the All Blacks, Wallabies, Springboks and Pumas.
Japan have qualified for the Rio Olympics after beating tournament hosts Hong Kong 24-10 in the final of the Asia Rugby Sevens Qualifier.
Japan full-back Ayumu Goromaru wants to prove himself on the world stage after he signed for the Reds in Super Rugby.
As we do at the end of a major tournament, we look at the state of affairs in each of the competing nations. Next up, Japan!
Japan’s Rugby World Cup hero Ayumu Goromaru will join the Reds in 2016 after signing with the club for the 2016 Super Rugby season.