The 2019 Rugby World Cup kicks off in Japan this Friday and to celebrate, the RTÉ Player asked rugby fans and well-known faces to try all things Japanese. 

This is the first time the tournament will be held in Asia, and rugby fans across Ireland are preparing themselves for a bit of a culture shock. 

Whether you're heading over yourself or just trying to get in the mood, now is the perfect time to immerse yourself in a little Japanese culture. Thankfully, a group of familiar faces have signed up do it for you!

First, we saw our panel of guinea pigs test their tolerance for wasabi. Next, they brushed up on some top Japanese TV shows before taste-testing some unique treats and serenading each other with some karaoke

So, what's on today's agenda?

Well, if you need some ideas on how to keep entertained during half time, our panel of rugby fans and celebs are checking out some fun Japanese games that are sure to keep you busy.

Watch brand new Trying Japanese on the RTÉ Player or RTÉ.ie every day this week.