Head coach Vahid Halilhodzic has announced Japan squad of 24 players for their upcoming Kirin Challenge Cup matches against New Zealand and Haiti.
11 J.League players, including Kashiwa Reysol goalkeeper Kosuke Nakamura and Urawa Reds midfielder Wataru Endo, have been selected for the pair of international friendlies.
The Kirin Challenge Cup is the series of friendlies played throughout the year in Japan.
Japan will play New Zealand on October 6 at Toyota Stadium before welcoming Haiti to International Stadium Yokohama on October 10.
Below is the Japan squad for the October 2017 Kirin Challenge Cup:
Eiji Kawashima (FC Metz / France)
Masaaki Higashiguchi (Gamba Osaka)
Kosuke Nakamura (Kashiwa Reysol)
Hiroki Sakai (Marseille / France)
Gotoku Sakai (Hamburger SV / Germany)
Yuto Nagatomo (Inter / Italy)
Shintaro Kurumaya (Kawasaki Frontale)
Maya Yoshida (Southampton / England)
Gen Shoji (Kashima Antlers)
Tomoaki Makino (Urawa Reds)
Naomichi Ueda (Kashima Antlers)
Hotaru Yamaguchi (Cerezo Osaka)
Yosuke Ideguchi (Gamba Osaka)
Wataru Endo (Urawa Reds)
Shinji Kagawa (Borussia Dortmund / Germany)
Shu Kurata (Gamba Osaka)
Yuki Kobayashi (Heerenveen / Netherlands)
Yuya Kubo (Gent / Belgium)
Takuma Asano (Stuttgart / Germany)
Takashi Inui (Eibar / Spain)
Genki Haraguchi (Hertha Berlin / Germany)
Yuya Osako (Koln / Germany)
Kenyu Sugimoto (Cerezo Osaka)
Yoshinori Muto (Mainz / Germany)