The 32-year-old, who is expected to arrive in Melbourne next week, shapes as the new focal point in a retooled attack for the defending champions.
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Honda, 32, announced his retirement from the national team last month after playing at his third World Cup and helping Japan reach the second round.
Newcastle United have signed Japan forward Yoshinori Muto from Mainz on a four-year contract, the Premier League side announced on Thursday.
Japan forward Yoshinori Muto is set to join Newcastle United from Mainz after the clubs struck a deal and the player agreed terms and had a medical.
Wenger, who spent 18 months in Japan, had been linked with the national team role when Akira Nishino was replaced by Hajime Moriyasu.
Wenger spent time in Japan before moving to Arsenal in 1996, but the national body is looking to hire a domestic manager.
John Duerden takes a look at lessons all the AFC nations learned from the 2018 World Cup and what needs to be done in the coming weeks and months.
The JFA said they will decide on Nishino's successor by the end of the month.
Jurgen Klinsmann is top of the list to become the next coach of the Japan national team, according to reports in Tokyo.
Japan players gave a lesson in manners after Monday's heart-breaking defeat to Belgium by leaving their changing room spotless.
Belgium players will relish the dramatic late victory against Japan, but the win might have revealed how vulnerable they are to a team like Brazil.
Belgium trailed Japan 2-0 after 52 minutes, sparking an improbable comeback topped off by a 94th-minute match-winning counterattack.
Japan coach Akira Nishino said his players were lost for words after their crushing 3-2 defeat by Belgium on Monday in the World Cup.
Takashi Inui assisted on one goal and scored another himself, but despite his heroics, Japan couldn't hold on to a 2-0 lead and fell 3-2 to Belgium.
Belgium looked beaten, 2-0 down with 30 minutes left. Then a surge sparked by two unlikely heroes and a last-minute goal gave them a famous win.
Nacer Chadli scored deep into second-half stoppage time to complete Belgium's 3-2 comeback win against Japan in the World Cup.
Belgium looked to be down and out early in the second half. Japan looked to be heading to the World Cup quarterfinals. And then, everything changed.
"FIFA has adopted a new system but does the fair play rule solve all the problems? After the game, nothing happened to either Japan or Poland."
Japan coach Akira Nishino hopes his gamble of resting players in their previous game against Poland will bear fruit on Monday against Belgium when h
Roberto Martinez is far from popular since being appointed as Belgium manager but he's got the nation's 'golden generation' firing nicely in Russia.
Romelu Lukaku is fully fit after injuring an ankle in last weekend's win over Tunisia and should be available for Belgium against Japan.
The rule, in use for the first time at the World Cup, meant Japan barely attacked at the end of their 1-0 loss to Poland on Thursday.
The World Cup has been superb on the pitch but equally brilliant off it thanks to the rich, vibrant and merry travelling fans who came to party.
Japan coach Akira Nishino said he didn't intend to settle for a 1-0 defeat to Poland that saw his team nevertheless advance at the World Cup.