Dhaka, Bangladesh (Web Desk): Pakistan will face Japan in the second match of the 10th Hockey Asia Cup at Dhaka's Maulana Bhashani Stadium on Friday.

Earlier, Japan were beaten 1-5 by India in their first match.

Japan are yet to reach the podium at the Asia Cup , though they have finished fourth no less than four times.

This will be the fifth meeting between the two countries in Asia Cup . Pakistan have won three and lost one.

Japan 's lone victory came at the 2007 Asia Cup in Chennai, India where they defeated the Green Shirts 3-1.

That defeat meant Pakistan failed to reach the semifinals of a continental event (Asia Cup/Asian Games) for the first time. They eventually ended at the 6th spot.