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Japan lived up to its nickname Saturday as the Brave Blossoms came from behind to record their eighth straight win with a 34-25 victory over Canada in the Pacific Nations Cup.

A disastrous end to the first half at Swangard Stadium had seen Japan give away 17 points in eight minutes, but coach Eddie Jones’ halftime talk had the required effect as his side ran in three second-half tries and kept the hosts scoreless in the second 40 to record just its second win ever in Canada.

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