Although Japan conceded their first goal of the tournament to Guro Reiten's header, an own goal from Norway's Ingrid Engen as well as second-half strikes from Risa Shimizu and Miyazawa got them across the line.
The Football Ferns had failed to win a game at their five previous World Cup appearances.
City players have now won the award for four seasons running.
The win was a first for the Scots over their Iberian opponents since 1984 and ensured they top Group A on six points from two games, while second-placed Spain have three.
The striker picked up a groin injury in Manchester City's FA Cup quarterfinal win over Burnley.
One hopes that the success Haaland has achieved spurs a wave of enthusiasm for football in Norway and the nation is able to develop a successful side capable of mounting a serious campaign in the FIFA World Cup during the next few years.
Pinarayi Vijayan was on a tour of Europe recently as part of a state delegation.
During an interaction with students in Norway, it was pointed out to him that most students in Kerala were not aware of the research scholarships funded by the state and Centre.
Casper Ruud combined with Viktor Durasovic to win the doubles match wrap up the tie.
The veteran doubles ace has opted out of the away tie due to a knee injury.