The Brave Blossoms secured their place in the World Cup quarter finals in style, delivering a high-intensity performance and scoring four tries against Scotland.
It was the second Tier 1 scalp Japan have taken in the tournament, following their second round defeat of Ireland.
The result saw Japan top Pool A and sets them up for a quarter-final meeting with South-Africa, who they famously beat at the 2015 World Cup, in Tokyo next Sunday.
Here’s how Twitter reacted to one of the most entertaining games of the tournament so far.
??????? !!! ?????? This is so so huge for the country & a life changing moment for the players .. What an amazing night for rugby in general!!??
— Matt Giteau ?? (@giteau_rugby) October 13, 2019
— Daniel Leo (@danleo82) October 13, 2019
WHAT A F$%÷N GAME!!!!!.. talk about a heart rate spike!!! #JPNvSCO ??
— nemzy (@nemani_nadolo) October 13, 2019
That was some game of rugby. Japan quite brilliant ! Not sure there has been one that has made such an impact on a country since 1995 Final….#RWC2019JAPAN
— Will Carling (@willcarling) October 13, 2019
Japan are sensational. #JPNvSCO
— Jim Hamilton (@jimhamilton4) October 13, 2019
— Jacques Burger (@Nabasboer) October 13, 2019
Gutted for our Celtic brothers Scotland but incredible performance by Japan. England still the only host nation not to get out of their group at their home World Cup.
Incredible scenes, da Iawn Japan ?? pic.twitter.com/hEDCl6W6zR
— Ian Gough (@VanGough4) October 13, 2019
Cracking game. Incredible scenes in Yokohama and history made by Japan!!! pic.twitter.com/416UNtggBm
— Matt Dawson (@matt9dawson) October 13, 2019
Japan play some rugby ???
Love watching them ?
That’s how it’s done
Watch: RugbyPass meets the fans ahead of Japan v Scotland
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