BBC Sport - Fifa World Cup 2014: Japan team profile
World Cup team profile: Japan
- From the section 2014 Fifa World Cup
A profile of the Japan team ahead of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
Japan were the first team to qualify for the tournament, doing so in June 2013. Keisuke Honda is Japan's key figure with Shinji Kagawa and Shinji Okazaki the team's other stars.
Japan are drawn in Group C with Colombia, Greece and Ivory Coast.