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Changes needed if Japan is to make real progress
Rich Freeman / Daily Yomiuri Sportswriter
NAPIER, New Zealand
NAPIER, New Zealand--The history books will record that Japan will return home from Rugby World Cup 2011 without a win to its name--the fifth straight time the Brave Blossoms have come home empty-handed.
One would like to think that the Japan Rugby Football Union will finally realize that the structure of the sport in Japan is simply not working.
Japan's losses to France and Tonga and the 23-23 draw with Canada on Tuesday were games that were there for the taking.
But inexperience and naivety meant …