Japan's new chapter under Vahid Halilhodzic continue to show positive signs as they grabbed another victory, this time defeating Uzbekistan in Tokyo.
Playing at home, the Blue Samurai immediately took control of that tie as they went one goal up after just seven minutes through Toshihiro Aoyama.
After the break, Japan continue to push forward and eventually adding their second through Shinji Okazaki on 54 minutes.
The host added a third goal from Gaku Shibasaki's effort, but that three goals lead were reduced on 82 minutes through Islom Tuhtahujaev.
However, the Asian giant were not done yet as they added two more goals from Takashi Usami on 83 minutes, before Kengo Kawamata sealed that impressive with with a fifth in the 90th minute.