International Friendly: Japan 2 Tunisia 0

Honda – who has struggled for form at club level with Milan – was integral in both goals for the hosts in Oita, creating the first for Shinji Okazaki, before finding the net himself with eight minutes to play.

Mainz striker Okazaki needed six minutes to break the deadlock after coming on midway through the second half, the 28-year-old heading home Honda's deep cross much to the relief of his new coach.

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