The Brave Blossoms head to Twickenham looking to pile further misery on Eddie Jones’ misfiring side, who suffered their first home defeat by Argentina since 2006 to open an important Autumn Nations Series campaign on a downbeat note last weekend.
Another loss here - and a sixth already in 2022 - would surely be unthinkable for England, who need vast improvements quickly with the All Blacks and Springboks the visitors to London to round off November.
But Japan will pose a threat as they again relish the chance to challenge themselves against Tier One opposition, having pushed New Zealand close in their last encounter in Tokyo last month.
England have made five changes to their starting XV for today’s contest, with David Ribbans, Sam Simmonds, Jack van Poortvliet, Guy Porter and Jonny May all starting, with Alex Coles, Billy Vunipola, Ben Youngs and Manu Tuilagi dropped to the bench and Joe Cokanasiga out entirely despite his try against the Pumas.
How to watch England vs Japan
TV channel and live stream: This afternoon’s match will be broadcast live in the UK via Amazon Prime Video, with kick-off at 3pm GMT.
The Amazon Prime Video app is available across multiple platforms including smart televisions, with a subscription to the service currently costing £8.99 per month.