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3 June 2014
International Friendly: Costa Rica 1 Japan 3
Japan's search for a lead striker looks set to continue after their 3-1 victory over Costa Rica in Florida on Monday.
2 June 2014
Fitness the focus for Japan's Zaccheroni
Japan coach Alberto Zaccheroni said physical conditioning is paramount in the lead up to the upcoming FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
1 June 2014
Japan squad happy with the heat in Miami
Japan's Yuto Nagatomo and Yoichiro Kakitani believe their pre-FIFA World Cup training camp in Miami will get them ready for Brazil's conditions.
31 May 2014
Nagatomo calls for Japan unity at World Cup
Yuto Nagatomo has called for Japan to show unity as they bid to make an impression at the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
30 May 2014
International Friendly: Costa Rica v Japan
Costa Rica's friendly with Japan on Sunday takes on more importance after star striker Alvaro Saborio was ruled out of the FIFA World Cup.
27 May 2014
International Friendly: Japan 1 Cyprus 0
Japan got their FIFA World Cup preparations off to a less-than-convincing start with a narrow 1-0 win over Cyprus at the Saitama Stadium.
25 May 2014
International Friendly: Japan v Cyprus
Alberto Zaccheroni will get a clearer picture of how he will set up at the FIFA World Cup when Japan host Cyprus in a friendly on Tuesday.
23 May 2014
Kagawa not out to impress Van Gaal at World Cup
Shinji Kagawa is focused on performing for Japan at the FIFA World Cup rather than impressing new Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal.
20 May 2014
Nagatomo's only goal is to win the World Cup
Yuto Nagamoto insists his only ambition at the 2014 FIFA World Cup will be to help Japan deliver a surprise triumph.
13 May 2014
Yoshida targeting Japan's best World Cup finish
Japan defender Maya Yoshida is targeting the country's best finish at a FIFA World Cup by reaching the quarter-finals in Brazil.