Next tie 2017
Japan will play in Asia/Oceania Zone Group I for the second consecutive year after narrowly missing out on promotion in 2016.
Last tie 3-6 February 2016
Japan missed out on promotion to the World Group II play-offs after falling 2-1 to Chinese Taipei in Hua Hin, Thailand.
Japan are former Fed Cup semifinalists, having reached the last four in 1996. A year later, Japan’s World Group first round tie against France entered the record books on three counts - most number of games in a tie (162) and joint most number of games in a rubber (54) and set (32), when Nathalie Tauziat defeated Naoko Sawamatsu 75 46 1715.