Japan came from two goals down to draw 2-2 with the Netherlands in Belgium.
Keisuke Honda's appearance as a second-half substitute paid dividends as Japan eased past Guatemala 3-0 in a friendly in Osaka.
Diego Forlan's first-half brace powered Uruguay to a 4-2 victory over hosts Japan in an international friendly.
Mexico finished their Confederations Cup campaign with an entertaining 2-1 win over Japan thanks to a brace from Javier Hernandez.
Italy booked their semi-final place as they snatched a barely-deserved victory from a pulsating game in Recife to dump Japan out of the Confederations Cup.
Italy secured a place in the semi-finals of the Confederations Cup following a thrilling 4-3 win over Japan in Recife.
Round-up: South Korea are on the brink of making another World Cup finals appearance after beating Uzbekistan 1-0.
Japan became the first side to qualify for the World Cup finals after claiming a 1-1 draw with Australia.
Shinji Kagawa was recalled to the Japan squad for Wednesday's home friendly against Latvia after returning to fitness.
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