SPECIAL REPORTS

Fan's guide to making the most of your Rugby World Cup Japan adventure
Fan's guide to making the most of your Rugby World Cup Japan adventure

Japan is a beautiful, modern country, but you could get ripped off by taxis, nightclubs, and internet providers if you’re not careful. From super-strong sake to talking toilets, there’s a lot to know before you go, writes Sean O’Riordan.

LIFESTYLE

Wine with Leslie Williams: Some tasty Italian selections
Wine with Leslie Williams: Some tasty Italian selections

Italy is a volatile place as you probably know, not just the passions of its people but is a place of active volcanos and frequent earthquakes. One of the most devastating earthquakes in recent years was the one that struck the Amatrice region in 2016.