The Japanese national team has won the Asian Cup four times, more than any other team in the region, but their last title was in 2011.
Japan is one of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) most known teams, especially for their World Cup participation and for having to host it in 2002.
And they are also the biggest winner of the AFC Asian Cup, having lifted the trophy in four occasions: 1992, 2000, 2004 and 2011.
Their reign was interrupted by Australia in the last edition in 2015. The team has played in nine of the 16 tournaments.
And now they are ready to get their crown back, as they are part of Group F in the 2019 edition.
They will play against Uzbekistan, Oman, and Turkmenistan.
Uzbekistan is playing for the seventh time in the competition, with their best run in 2011 where they reached the Semifinals and ended up in fourth place.
Oman is playing for the fourth time and has yet to qualify out of the Group Stage.
Meanwhile, this is Turkmenistan second time in the Asian Cup, and they also have not gotten out of the Group Stage yet.
Which teams will qualify for the next round out of this group?