Japan will play England for the just the second time in a full test match on Nov. 17, 2018, the Japan Rugby Football Union announced Wednesday.

The game, to be played at iconic Twickenham Stadium in the suburbs of London, is the first time the two sides will have met since Rugby World Cup 1987, when England won 60-7 in Sydney.

"It is a pleasure to play against England at this important period of time just 10 months ahead of the opening of Rugby World Cup 2019," said Brave Blossoms coach Jamie Joseph, who took over from current England coach Eddie Jones.

"This will also be a good experience for the players to play in this historic venue in front of 80,000 spectators. November 2018 will be a tough month with games against top-ranked New Zealand and second-ranked England scheduled. But we would like to use this opportunity to the full."

Joseph's side will take on the All Blacks at home on Nov. 3, 2018, at a venue to be decided.

Japan's autumn test schedule for this year sees them play a World XV in Fukuoka on Oct. 28 and Australia at Yokohama's Nissan Stadium on Nov. 4.

The team then flies to Europe where it will take on Tonga on Nov. 18 on French soil and France a week later in Lille.