Scotland survived two second half scares to get their November Test campaign off to a winning start against a plucky Japanese side with a 42-17 victory.
The last time Scotland faced Japan, at McDiarmid Park in Perth back in 2004, they racked up their first ever century of points.
Scotland will use the Test against Japan at Murrayfield on Saturday to get their structures in order ahead of next weekend’s clash with the Springboks.
Japan made three changes from the side beaten 54-6 by world champions in New Zealand in Tokyo last weekend.
Kelly Brown will captain Scotland against Japan at Murrayfield on Saturday.
All Black coach Steve Hansen declared himself "reasonably happy" with a eight-try rout of Japan.
It was a rout, as was expected, with New Zealand scoring a 54-6 win over Japan in their Test in Tokyo on Saturday.
All Black captain Richie McCaw is not concerned about the number on his back, but rather the quality of the performance.
The result appear such a foregone conclusion that Saturday's Test between Japan and New Zealand is more about individuals.
New Zealand may be fielding an experimental side, but that does not mean they are planning to "go easy" on Japan in their one-off Test.
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