Next tie 18-20 September 2015
Japan face the World Group play-offs after suffering defeat to Canada in the first round. They will find out who they face when the draw is made on 21 July.
Last tie 6-8 March 2015
Kei Nishikori returned for Japan in their World Group first round clash away in Canada but could not do enough to help his nation through to the quarterfinals. Nishikori won both of his singles rubbers, including a 5-set win over Milos Raonic, but Japan could not claim a third point and will have to contest the play-offs in September.
Japan finished runner-up in 1921, which was its best Davis Cup performance to date. Japan was an inaugural member of the World Group in 1981. In 2011 they returned to the top tier of the competition after 26 years in the Asia/Oceania Group I before scoring their first victory at the highest level in 2014.