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Postby Setanta » Wed Jan 02, 2019 3:08 pm

Serious question - as Japan has serious cultural problems regarding Tattoos; what are the implications for the RWC. The south-sea islanders have tattoos as part of their culture as do the Maoris, to which you can add certain English, Aussie and Kiwi players. There's even the odd Irish player.
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Re: Japan RWC

Postby Rooster » Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:02 am

There was talk of sleeves to cover them up
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Postby Cap'n Grumpy » Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:19 am

Rooster wrote:There was talk of sleeves to cover them up

Long sleeves to cover the legs ....
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Postby WeeWorld » Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:40 am

Setanta wrote:Serious question - as Japan has serious cultural problems regarding Tattoos


I never knew this was the case. I also find them disgusting but it doesn't put me off watching sport.
In soccer James McClean has his skinny arms covered in tattoos, looks a right show, like some kid who's scrawled biro all over himself.
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Re: Japan RWC

Postby Neill_M » Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:30 pm

In Japan, tattoos have long been associated with the notorious yakuza crime syndicates.
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Re: Japan RWC

Postby Rooster » Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:35 pm

Neill_M wrote:In Japan, tattoos have long been associated with the notorious yakuza crime syndicates.
Beware of tattooed men with missing pinky fingers in Japan
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Postby Neill_M » Thu Jan 03, 2019 1:04 pm

Rooster wrote:
Neill_M wrote:In Japan, tattoos have long been associated with the notorious yakuza crime syndicates.
Beware of tattooed men with missing pinky fingers in Japan


Could end up swimming with the fishes so to speak >EW
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Re: Japan RWC

Postby Dave » Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:24 pm

Do they just think that anyone with a tatoo is in the yakuza?

Shirley someone could explain some people have them for other reasons?
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