It wasn't too powerful a scrum from the All Blacks, but it twisted slightly and McCaw took it off and back to charge across the line.
Carter with another conversion, right on the left touchline.
It looked pretty close but the TMO saw nothing wrong. McCaw makes sure it doesn't matter too much.
And Carter nails the kick from the sideline. 28-6.
Japan haven't seen much of the ball lately, but they can enjoy some possession now after gathering Kerr-Barlow's box kick.
Japan just break into the All Blacks' half.
And they win another penalty.
Interesting to see their strategy here. Continue to go up in threes or have a crack at the line?
They opt for the latter. Good to see.
Getting there. Another try or two before halftime wouldn't go amiss.
Japan collect the lineout throw. They're about 15m from the All Blacks' line.
The referee's arm is up for advantage but Japan are inching closer.
They're about five metres out now..
But the All Blacks turn it over.
Nice work from Luatua in the breakdown and Carter clears up near halfway.
Japan get more ball from Kerr-Barlow's clearance but it goes to ground and the All Blacks have a scrum.
Two minutes until halftime.
They have a chance to make him happier with another try before the break. Good chance for a set move, with the backline spread across to the right.
The scrum's about 35m and Kerr-Barlow feeds.
Set piece it is, and Halai went close to scoring on debut before being bundled into touch.
That was nicely dealt with by Japan, but they now have a poor clearing kick and the All Blacks have another shot.
The hooter goes as the All Blacks knock it on.
And that'll be halftime, a pretty patchy half from the visitors but they did grab four tries.
Yes, the Kiwis have currently got the edge, scoring eight converted tries in their 48-0 win over France.
Can the All Blacks better that? Stay tuned.
And we're about to get underway in the second half.
Japan kicks off and the ball is deep in All Blacks territory.
Barrett clears and now Japan have their first spell of possession in the second half.
All Blacks win and penalty and it's taken quickly, but the ball is spilled and Japan get the scrum just inside their own half.
Free kick to the All Blacks after Tanaka took too long to put in the ball.
McCaw opts for the scrum.
That scrum collapses and we're waiting for the reset.
Bold call. Do people agree with Jared?