Anthony Boric and Ben May are the latest New Zealanders to turn their back on Super Rugby to move to Japan.
Blues lock Boric has agreed a two-year deal to move Mitsubishi Dynaboars, while experienced Hurricanes prop May will join Sanix at the end of the current campaign.
Boric, who has been capped 24 times, will team up with fellow World Cup winner Stephen Donald at Dynaboars, with the fly-half having confirmed his decision to move to Japan from Bath on Monday.
"Japan is a country I have always enjoyed visiting so to be settling there for a time will be a great experience for me. I am excited at the prospect of joining the Mitsubishi Dynaboars and look forward to playing my part in helping the team achieve its goal of reaching the top league as soon as possible and staying there ," said Boric.
"I am also extremely grateful to the people who have helped me achieve what I have in my rugby career so far."
May, who has also had stints at the Crusaders and the Chiefs added: "I'm really looking forward to this next step in my career.
"When I signed on to the 'Canes I knew it would be my last stint in New Zealand. Coming to Wellington was a fresh challenge and I have enjoyed every minute, but it's not over yet. My focus is completely with the Hurricanes and making sure this season we go a step better than last year."