Penalty Japan five metres out, right in front.
Burrowing near the line as the hooter goes...
ABs' defence holding firm...
Referee playing advantage, too.
And the penalty is awarded. This is it. Last play.
They tap and get oh so close to the line.
ANOTHER penalty. This match might not end.
Cane has been sin-binned as Japan tap and go again.
Dive for the corner and...we're going upstairs!
Looked like the wing was bundled into the corner flag and he tried to dot down, but we will see.
Yep, his arm touched the post moments before he grounded. So close!
54-6 to the All Blacks as Japan go agonisingly close to crossing at the death.
Wow, that was a dramatic ending to a rather sedate game.
Eight tries to the All Blacks, seven of which were converted, while Japan had two penalties to show for their efforts.
It was far from flawless from the All Blacks but they'll be relatively happy with the first step on their end-of-season tour.
He was. Good call, Jared.
The next step for the All Blacks is a fate with France in Paris. That will be next Sunday morning NZT.
Thanks for joining me this evening for this comprehensive victory. Check back with nzherald.co.nz to read Gregor Paul's match report from Tokyo.