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Japan became the first nation to book their place at next year's World Cup finals on Tuesday thanks to Keisuke Honda's injury time penalty.
Yuto Nagatomo and Keisuke Honda have returned to the Japan squad to face Australia on June 4 after recovering from injury.
Former Japan captain Tsuneyasu Miyatomo believes his nation can win the World Cup within the next 20 years, and predicts the Samurai Blue will qualify for the quarter-finals of next year's tournament in Brazil.
Manchester United playmaker Shinji Kagawa is favourite to pick up the inaugural Asian Football Confederation (AFC) International Player of the Year award, with the Japan star named on the three-man shortlist alongside compatriot Yuto Nagatomo and Fulham goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer.
A French television host has caused anger in Japan after showing a mocked-up picture of goalkeeper Eiji Kawashima with four arms and describing it as the "Fukushima effect".
Australia remain without a win in World Cup qualifying after they slipped to a 2-1 loss against Jordan.
Shinji Kagawa has calmed fears over a reported back injury that led him to pull out of Japan's World Cup Qualifier against Iraq.