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Japan coach Eddie Jones aims to beat Scotland

Karne Hesketh crossed in the final minute to win the World Cup Pool B encounter in Brighton on Saturday.

The Brave Blossoms face Scotland on Wednesday in their second match.

"We have two objectives: reach the quarter-finals and be team of the tournament," said Jones.

"With that in mind we have made a successful start. We did not come here to be one-hit wonders."

Japan, who were given a guard of honour as they left their Brighton hotel in the wake of their win over the Springboks, have had just four days to prepare for Wednesday's match.

Japan beats South Africa in biggest-ever upset

Japan players and fans shed tears of joy at the end of a thrilling encounter that ebbed and flowed, but victory was fully deserved after a tenacious performance by the underdogs at the Brighton Community Stadium on Sunday morning.

South Africa had sounded a note of caution ahead of the game, but few, if any, would have predicted defeat at the hands of an opponent that had previously won only once in 24 World Cup outings.

Warning over Pacific bluefin tuna stocks

A four-day meeting in Sapporo, northern Japan, of countries that monitor stocks in most of the Pacific Ocean, made no progress towards helping fish populations recover from decades of overfishing, according to the Pew Charitable Trusts.

Faced with the collapse of bluefin stocks, last year members of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission decided to halve the catch of tuna under 30kg from its average level in 2002-2004, although conservation groups had called for a moratorium to give stocks time to recover.

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Tohoku exhibition captures spiritual culture

The exhibition was initiated in 2012 to mark the first anniversary of the Great East Japan earthquake and tsunami that struck Tohoku situated on the north eastern region of Japan on March 11, 2011.

The Japanese Ambassador HE Mr Yukio Numata said the collection of photographs, which dates back to 1917 presents the changing scenery of Tohoku’s people and environment.

Queen Elizabeth II leads ceremonies in Britain for WWII victory over Japan

The monarch and other members of the royal family commemorated the event at a church service at St. Martin-in-the-Fields in London, joined by veterans of the conflict and former prisoners of war.

Some in the crowd dabbed their eyes during the solemn ceremony that recalled the pain and the memory of those who had perished.

Tonga beat Japan to finish third at Pacific Nations Cup

Halani Aulika, Fetu'u Vainikolo and Sonatane Takulua all crossed over for the Tongans, with Hendrik Tui scoring Japan's only try.

Japan led 6-3 following two penalties from Ayumu Goromaru, before Aulika's 30th minute try was converted by Kurt Morath to give Tonga a 10-6 lead. However, Tui responded to put Eddie Jones's side momentarily back in front.