Japan finished with one win, one draw and two defeats
In preparation for the FIH Champions Trophy in Rosario Japan went on a China tour to to play four friendly matches against China in Changzhou. Japan were able to defeat China 1-0 in game three played on January 10th. China won match two (1-0) and match four (2-0) played on January 8th and 12th. The first encounter on January 6th finished with a 2-2 draw.