National team manager Akira Nishino named his 23-man squad for next month's World Cup in Russia on Thursday and targeted at least a draw from each of Japan's first-round games against Colombia, Senegal and Poland.

"My biggest goal is for us to play in a way that befits the Japan national team," said Nishino, whose first game in charge after replacing fired predecessor Vahid Halilhodzic in April ended in a 2-0 defeat to Ghana in Yokohama on Wednesday night.

"If you want to put a figure on it, I want to pick up points in each game and make it past the first round. If we can do that, I think we can show to some extent what Japanese football is all about."