Santiago Garcia grabbed a late winner to help Werder Bremen edge past Hanover 96 3-2 and end a four-game winless run.
Shinji Kagawa was recalled to the Japan squad for Wednesday's home friendly against Latvia after returning to fitness.
Manchester United's Shinji Kagawa has been left out of Japan's World Cup qualifier away to Oman next week as he recovers from a knee injury.
Japan coach Alberto Zaccheroni named Manchester United's Shinji Kagawa in the squad for next month's World Cup qualifier against Iraq.
Shinji Kagawa and Keisuke Honda have been named among a full-strength Japan squad for the final round of Asian 2014 World Cup qualifiers.
Japan's U23 side wrestled back control of their own destiny in the battle to qualify for the London Olympics.
Japanese champions Kashiwa Reysol eased past New Zealand amateurs Auckland City 2-0 in Toyota in the opening match of the Club World Cup.
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