The JFA has announced that Akira Nishino has been appointed as Japan's new manager ahead of the World Cup.
However, the nation's governing body has revealed the appointment of Nishino, who is being promoted from his role as technical director of the JFA.
President Kozo Tashima told reporters: "For the new coach, we had no choice but to promote from within the association as the World Cup is only two months away.
"We thought the coach should be someone who has watched this team the most from within the association."
Japan face games with Colombia, Poland and Senegal at the World Cup.