|Photo courtesy of Kyoto Shimbun|
Three multi-layered gold flecked glass beads from Imperial Rome were found in a mound tomb 古墳 near one of Japan's ancient capitals, Nagaoka-Kyo 長岡京, near Kyoto. The name of the mound tomb is Utusukushi Tomb No. 1. 宇津久志１号墳, which you can see being excavated in this photo below.
|Image courtesy of syoki-kaimei.blog|
I am adding links to two articles in English, one in Italian, and two in Japanese for those of you who are interested.