Joining Nakamura as an absentee are Gamba Osaka midfielder Yasuhito Endo and Europe-based players Makoto Hasebe and Yoshito Okubo of VfL Wolfsburg and Venlo's Keisuke Honda.
Endo is nursing an injury to his right hamstring, the FA said, and Hasebe is unavailable as he is serving out a two-match ban after receiving a red card in Japan's 1-0 away win over Uzbekistan on Saturday.
Both players missed Wednesday's 1-1 draw with Qatar in Yokohama. The remaining players would be rested for "conditioning," the FA said.
Goalkeepers: Seigo Narazaki (Nagoya Grampus), Ryota Tsuzuki (Urawa Red Diamonds), Eiji Kawashima (Kawasaki Frontale)
Defenders: Yuji Nakazawa (Yokohama Marinos), Satoshi Yamaguchi (Gamba Osaka), Marcus Tulio Tanaka (Urawa), Yuichi Komano (Jubilo Iwata), Yasuyuki Konno (FC Tokyo), Yuto Nagatomo (FC Tokyo), Tomoaki Makino (Sanfrecce Hiroshima), Atsuto Uchida (Kashima Antlers)
Midfielders: Hideo Hashimoto (Osaka), Kengo Nakamura (Kawasaki Frontale), Daisuke Matsui (Saint-Etienne), Yuki Abe (Urawa), Naoki Yamada (Urawa)
Forwards: Keiji Tamada (Nagoya Grampus), Kisho Yano (Albirex Niigata), Shinji Okazaki (Shimizu S-Pulse), Shinzo Koroki (Kashima)