COACH Robin McBryde lamented the wastefulness of his Wales side after they suffered a humbling defeat to Japan in Tokyo.

The tourists went down 23-8 victory at Prince Chichibu Memorial Stadium, providing the Brave Blossoms with the biggest win of their history.

It was their first victory against a nation ranked in the top ten of the IRB world rankings and is a win that eclipses their celebrated 1989 success against a Scotland XV.

Wales got out of jail in the first Test in Osaka but this time there was to be no denying Japan. Ins-pired by sensational scrum half Fumiaki Tanaka, they defended brilliantly, were sharp in attack and smart tactically.

Wales, however, could have headed home with a 2-0 series win had they not made a number of errors in their hosts’ 22, particularly in the first half.

McBryde said: “We turned the ball over nine times in the opposition 22 and the majority of our opportunities came pretty early on in the game.

“If you don’t take those opportunities, then you pay the ultimate price, as has happened.

“I felt we played better than last week. We created quite a bit more. It’s just unfortunate that, because of those inaccuracies, Japan stayed in the game and as it wore on they got stronger and stronger.

“Obviously the heat added to the difficulties but I’m not going to look for excuses or take anything away from Japan.

“They proved they are more than a match for a lot of teams.

“They would have been disappointed by the loss last week, so we know they were going to come out firing.

“It’s just disappointing from our point of view that that game was there for the taking in the first half and we just weren’t accurate enough.’’

Wales were without 15 players on tour with the British Lions and took their tally to nine new caps during the tour after Josh Navidi, who suffered a broken nose, started and Scott Baldwin stepped off the bench.

“They’ve been thrown together at the end of a tough season, different backgrounds the majority of them,” McBryde added.

“I’m not going to hang my head in shame because it’s important that we learn from this and move on.

“You don’t know how far to push yourself until you push yourself that little bit too far, maybe that was the case .”

The result was also and a major scalp for Japan coach Eddie Jones as he builds towards the 2015 World Cup and hosting the tournament in 2019.

The former Australia boss said: “I’m very proud of the team. We have created history by becoming the first Japan team to beat a top ten team in the world.

“We understand Wales are without their best players but we played a very good game of Test match rugby and this is another step forward for us.

"It was all about the players’ attitude to keep fighting, to keep getting back on their feet and making tackles and line-breaks. It’s a great result for us.”