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Bradley Davies captains the side, having missed out on the RBS 6 Nations, and is joined in the pack by Ryan Bevington and Scott Andrews, who did help Wales defend their title this year.
In the back-row Andrew Coombs wears six for the first time for Wales while Lloyd Williams and Dan Biggar, who both played in all five RBS 6 Nations matches, partner each other at half-back.
Jonathan Spratt makes his first appearance for Wales since 2009 and lines up alongside debutant Williams in the centres.
Wales Under-20s wing Harry Robinson will earn his second cap and Howells, who recently won the Principality Premiership Newcomer of the Season award, starts on the other wing.
“The squad have really worked hard over the last couple of weeks and they are ready to get out and play,” said head coach for the Japan tour Robin McBryde.
“We have been impressed with training and all the boys have put their hand up to try and get into the test team.
“They are eager to get out there now, pull on the jersey and show what they can do.
“It’s a fantastic opportunity for them and they know the importance of wearing the jersey and representing our nation.”