Regular Sunwolves captain Shota Horie will return to the Tokyo outfit's run-on side for Saturday;s clash with the Brumbies in Canberra.
Horie will don the number two jersey once again after playing off the bench in recent matches against the Reds and Stormers.
In other changes, Yu Tamara will start at fly-half with Tusi Pisi getting some much deserved rest although he is likely to come on later in the game.
Former Cheetahs and Sharks stalwart Riaan Viljoen also takes a break and starts on the bench. Yasutaka Asahara will take his place at full-back.
Scrum-half Yuki Yatomi starts ahead of Daisuke Inoue who will make his Super Rugby debut if he comes off the bench while Atsushi Hiwasa dropsright out of the matchday 23.
Elsewhere, Akihito Yamada starts in the number 11 jersey while Mifiposeti Paea is picked on the other wing and Hitoshi Ono replaces Timothy Bond in the second row.
Sunwolves: 15 Yasutaka Asahara, 14 Mifiposeti Paea, 13 Derek Carpenter, 12 Harumichi Tatekawa, 11 Akihito Yamada, 10 Yu Tamura, 9 Yuki Yatomi, 8 Ed Quirk, 7 Andrew Durutalo, 6 Liaki Moli, 5 Fa’ Atiga Lemalu, 4 Hitoshi Ono, 3 Takuma Asahara, 2 Shota Horie (c), 1 Keita Inagaki
Replacements: 16 Takeshi Kizu, 17 Ziun Gu, 18 Shinnosuke Kakinaga, 19 Yoshiya Hosoda, 20 Taiyo Ando, 21 Daisuke Inoue, 22 Tusi Pisi, 23 Riaan Viljoen
Date: Saturday, May 28
Venue: GIO Stadium, Canberra
Kick-off: 19:45 local (09:45 GMT)
Referee: Jaco van Heerden
Assistant Referees: Jaco Peyper, Rohan Hoffmann
TMO: Ian Smith