The following are the times and dates to catch the coverage from the Far East:
Sunday, June 12: First Test: Japan v Ireland, Nagai Stadium, Osaka, kick-off 6.00am Irish time (deferred coverage, 11.00am, highlights, 6.30pm, both RTI Two)
Sunday, June 19: Second Test: Japan v Ireland, Prince Chichibu Memorial Ground, Tokyo, kick-off 6.00am (deferred coverage, 12.00pm, highlights, 8.00pm, both RTI Two)
Following the Osaka Test on Sunday, the squad will depart for Tokyo by Bullet Train on Monday.
Pictured above: Trevor Hogan, Frankie Sheahan, Kevin Maggs and Tommy Bowe pose with two Geisha girls in Kyoto.