John Kirwan has made two changes from the team defeated by Fiji with Tongan-born Christian Loamanu switching from wing to full-back instead of the injured Go Aruga. Hirotoki Onozawa comes in on the wing for the game against Wales in the Millennium Stadium on Thursday.
Japan Team V Wales
Backs: Christian Loamanu, Kosuke Endo, Yuta Imamura, Shotaro Onishi, Hirotoki Onozawa, Bryce Robins, Tomoki Yoshida.
Forwards: Takuro Miuchi (C), Philip O’Reilly, Hare Makiri, Luke Thompson, Hitoshi Ono, Soma Tomokazu, Yuji Matsubara, Tatsukishi Nishiura.
Replacements: Taku Inokuchi, Ryo Yamamura, Takanori Kumagae, Yasunori Watanabe, Kim Chul-won, Koji Taira, Tatsuya Kusumi.