The Grand Slam winners showed they mean business with a dominant performance in Aichi.
Italy boosted their case for continued inclusion in the Six Nations on Saturday with a 28-17 win over Georgia, the team often cited as having better credentials.
Italy's match against Georgia may not be the most high-profile of the November internationals but in terms of both nations' rugby futures it is probably the most significant.
Can Warren Gatland's Wales finally beat Australia? And is Italy-Georgia the match of the weekend? ESPN assesses the biggest talking points and players to watch.
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- GEORG8thTries Scored 1st Italy : 7 Tries ScoredITALY1st27
- GEORG19thPoints Difference 1st England : 32 Points DifferenceENG1st-2932