Former Japan international goalkeeper Seigo Narazaki stopped three shots to help Nagoya Grampus to a 3-1 penalty shoot-out victory over Kashima Antlers in the Super Cup.
It was Nagoya's second victory in the Super Cup and first in 15 years.
After drawing in regular time 1-1, both teams started badly in the shoot-out, with Australian international Joshua Kennedy and Kashima skipper Daiki Iwamasa missing their first shots.
Earlier, defender Takahiro Masukawa opened the scoring for Nagoya with a header off Fujimoto's free kick in the 54 minutes, but midfielder Takuya Nozawa made it even with a direct free kick in the 66th minute.
"It's very satisfactory during the 90 minutes. It was a very interesting, very open game. Both teams had good chances, so a draw is a good result for both teams," said Nagoya's Serbian coach Dragan Stojkovic.
"It was very important to avoid injuries. The game was played with fair play by both teams, so is a very good warming up for the J-League.
Both Nagoya and Kashima will take part in the AFC Champions League, which kicks off next Tuesday prior to the J-League.
"Both competitions -- the J-League and the Asia -- are very important for us. It's really a kind of challenge, so I think we will be ready for both to play at a high level," added Stojkovic.
Source: AFP Global Edition