Watch video highlights of the match as Akira Nishino suffered defeat in his first game as Japan manager after losing 2-0 to Ghana on Wednesday.
Nishino played a new formation with five at the back, while Borussia Dortmund's Shinji Kagawa started on the bench in Yokohama.
Ghana – who failed to qualify for the 2018 finals – took the lead in the ninth minute through a free-kick from Atletico Madrid's Thomas Partey.
Emmanuel Boateng sealed the victory from the penalty spot on 51 minutes.
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