Eddie Jone's Brave Blossoms have qualified for the 2015 rugby World Cup by thrashing Hong Kong 49-8 in Tokyo.
Australian back row forward George Smith has signed a two-year deal with rising French second division side Lyon.
Japan coach Eddie Jones said he was "fine" on Friday and expected to make a full recovery after a stroke which left him in hospital for nearly 40 days.
Japan coach Eddie Jones has been released from hospital nearly 40 days after suffering a stroke ahead of their clash with the All Blacks.
Japan's hosting of the 2019 World Cup will re-ignite interest in the sport in the country.
On Friday night at Parc Eirias in Colwyn Bay, North Wales, Japan beat Russia 40-13 after the scores were level at 13-all at the break.
Samoa centre George Pisi has been suspended for six weeks for a tip tackle on Ireland wing Tommy Bowe.
Two players have been cited for alleged foul play, following the weekend's round of Test matches.
Scotland coach Scott Johnson was struggling to evaluate his side’s win over Japan as he looked ahead to the sterner test South Africa will pose next Sunday.
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.
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