Japan is looking to preserve its perfect 5-0 record against Canada when the two nations take to the court on 31 January-2 February. This is the first meeting for the two teams since 1938.
The Japanese have been given an eighth consecutive home tie in Davis Cup and they will need all the support they can get if they are to overcome 2013 semifinalists Canada.
Japan bounced back from a year in Asia/Oceania Zone Group I and earned their place in the top tier with a 3-2 victory over Colombia in Tokyo last September. The Canadians narrowly missed out on a place in the 2013 Davis Cup Final after falling to Serbia in the fifth rubber at the Belgrade Arena.
With both teams featuring some of the game's most promising players, this should be an interesting contest.