Kawashima's spot in the starting lineup had been in doubt after coach Akira Nishino said he would assess the goalkeeper position after the 2-2 draw.
The Japanese knew that with Senegal losing by the same margin to Colombia they would go through to the round of 16 ahead of the Africans.
Nishino told a press conference: 'It was a very tough decision but I decided I wanted to keep the status quo and make sure a change was not going to take place on our pitch.
Nice guys don't necessarily finish last at the World Cup. I'm not too happy about this but I forced my players to do what I said.
With two fewer yellow cards, Japan's tally was better than Senegal, and though Nishino acknowledged his regrets in his postmatch news conference about the manner of Japan's progression, he did not apologise for the game's lifeless conclusion. And we went through.
When Jan Bednarek scored his first global goal in the 60th minute for already eliminated Poland, the score between Colombia and Senegal stood at 0-0 meaning Japan were going out.
Both Japan and Senegal finished the group phase with four points, had the same goal difference and the same amount of goals scored.
Poland are out of the tournament after two defeats, and they will have nothing more to play for other than pride.
Poland, which had already been eliminated, got its goal from defender Jan Bednarek in the 59th minute.
The tie was, however, turned on its head in the 59th minute when poor marking from the Japanese gave Bednarek plenty of time and space inside the area, where he meet Rafal Kurzawa's unsafe freekick with a perfectly-cushioned volley into the back of the net.
In their only previous meeting with an Asian team in the World Cup, Poland lost 2-0 against South Korea in 2002.
Japan will go on to face the victor of the Belgium v England match in the Round of 16. The first decent chance of the half came from an unlikely source, as Japanese centre-back Tomoaki Makino attempted a spectacular bicycle kick which flew just wide. His cleverly directed header looked destined for the bottom corner until Kawashima made up huge amounts of ground to claw it to safety with a right hand at full stretch.
Belgium defender Toby Alderweireld echoed that sentiment. "The European Championship was also something different", he said. Lukaku also became the first player to score two or more goals in consecutive World Cup games since Diego Maradona in 1986.
Most notable of those was the sweatshirt Mitchell wore to a game with the definition of the word "rookie" on the front. In the playoffs Simmons was exposed by the Celtics for his inability to make and take mid-range and three-point shots.
Nigeria are now on a World Cup losing streak of three games, their worst run since losing four matches between 1998 and 2002. Nigeria boss Gernot Rohr: "What I like in my young team is humility, solidarity and fighting spirit".
Senegal were far from convincing against Japan and even though Mane scored the opener it had a large dose of good luck about it. Senegal allowed Poland to get a ball in the net, however, though the African side ended up with the 2-1 win.
Michael Morbius , a biochemist who injects himself with a serum derived from bats in an attempt to cure a fatal blood disease. Leto had been courted for the role for some time, but has only given his okay as of now.
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The Tottenham Hotspur striker bagged his third after a 61st-minute shot by Ruben Loftus-Cheek hit his foot and bounced in. In the second period Moussa Wague reestablished Senegal's lead but substitute Keisuke Honda pegged them back again.