Ogasawara named among Japan reserves
Coach Takeshi Okada had left the J-League player of the year out of his final 23-man squad earlier this week amid reports of a bust-up between the pair.
Ogasawara, who took part at the 2002 and 2006 World Cup tournaments, is unlikely to see Okada's offer as an olive branch after a typically blunt response to his initial omission.
"No, I was taking a nap," he said when asked if he had watched Monday's squad announcement on television.
German-bound midfielder Shinji Kagawa was also named among Japan's seven reserves for the tournament in South Africa, which kicks off on June 11.
Europe-based trio Keisuke Honda, Makoto Hasebe and Daisuke Matsui formed the basis of Okada's squad along with experienced campaigners Shunsuke Nakamura and Junichi Inamoto.
Japan, who have never won a World Cup game on foreign soil, face Cameroon, the Netherlands and Denmark in Group E.
Japan reserve list
Defenders - Yuhei Tokunaga (FC Tokyo), Tomoaki Makino (Sanfrecce Hiroshima)
Midfielders - Mitsuo Ogasawara (Kashima Antlers), Shinji Kagawa (Cerezo Osaka), Naohiro Ishikawa (FC Tokyo)
Forwards - Tatsuya Tanaka (Urawa Reds), Ryoichi Maeda (Jubilo Iwata)