The CSKA Moscow man opened the scoring in the first half before Yasuhito Endo doubled their advantage on the half hour mark and although the Danes responded through a late Jon Dahl Tomasson strike, Shinji Okazaki wrapped up proceedings three minutes from time.
"For Japan it's a big win. I'm glad we won but I am not satisfied. The next game is more important. I want to show the Japanese people that nothing is impossible," he told the press after the game before revealing that the coaches attacking strategy was key to Japan's success."Before the game, the coach [Takeshi Okada] said we shouldn't concentrate on the defence and that we should just attack. That's what the coach told the players to boost our motivation. It was really effective and led to this wonderful result."
Japan now face Group F winners Paraguay on Tuesday 29 June for a place in the quarter-finals.
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