|Yamazaki Nabisco Cup|
|Goals scored||170 (3.09 per match)|
|Top goal scorer(s)||Yuya Osako (Kashima Antlers) 7 goals|
The 2012 J.League Cup, also known as the 2012 Yamazaki Nabisco Cup for sponsoring purposes, was the 37th edition of the most prestigious Japanese soccer league cup tournament and the 20th edition under the current J.League Cup format.
Kashima Antlers became the winners for two straight years and qualify for the 2013 Suruga Bank Championship.
Teams from the J.League Division 1 will take part in the tournament. FC Tokyo, Gamba Osaka, Kashiwa Reysol and Nagoya Grampus were given a bye to the quarter-finals due to qualification in the 2012 AFC Champions League. The remaining 14 teams started from the group stage, where they were divided into two groups of seven. The group winners and the runners-up of each group qualified for the quarter-final along with the four teams which qualified for the AFC Champions League.
|Urawa Red Diamonds||1 – 0||Vegalta Sendai|
| Nagata ||Report|
|Sagan Tosu||2 – 1||Kawasaki Frontale|
| Okada |
|Júbilo Iwata||2 – 1||Cerezo Osaka|
| Matsuura |
|Vegalta Sendai||2 – 0||Sagan Tosu|
| Matsushita |
|Júbilo Iwata||4 – 3||Urawa Red Diamonds|
| Maeda |
|Sanfrecce Hiroshima||1 – 1||Kawasaki Frontale|
| Sato ||Report|
|Kawasaki Frontale||3 – 1||Vegalta Sendai|
| Tasaka |
|Júbilo Iwata||1 – 0||Sanfrecce Hiroshima|
| Yamada ||Report|
|Urawa Red Diamonds||1 – 4||Cerezo Osaka|
| Yajima ||Report|
|Kawasaki Frontale||0 – 3||Urawa Red Diamonds|
|Cerezo Osaka||2 – 1||Sanfrecce Hiroshima|
| Branquinho |
|Sagan Tosu||3 – 2||Júbilo Iwata|
| Inuzuka |
|Cerezo Osaka||3 – 2||Kawasaki Frontale|
| Kempes |
|Summary|| Kusukami |
|Sanfrecce Hiroshima||1 – 3||Vegalta Sendai|
| Shimizu ||Summary|| Nakahara |
|Sagan Tosu||2 – 1||Urawa Red Diamonds|
| Toyoda |
|[ Report] |
| Márcio Richardes |
|Vegalta Sendai||1 – 0||Cerezo Osaka|
| Ryang Yong-Gi ||Summary|
|Kawasaki Frontale||0 – 1||Júbilo Iwata|
|Summary|| Yamazaki |
|Sanfrecce Hiroshima||5 – 1||Sagan Tosu|
| Koji Morisaki |
|[ Report] |
| Mizunuma |
|Vegalta Sendai||4 – 0||Júbilo Iwata|
| Ota |
|Urawa Red Diamonds||3 – 0||Sanfrecce Hiroshima|
| Despotović |
|Consadole Sapporo||0 – 1||Albirex Niigata|
|Kashima Antlers||2 – 0||Vissel Kobe|
| Osako |
|Omiya Ardija||1 – 1||Yokohama F. Marinos|
| Carlinhos ||Report|
|Kashima Antlers||1 – 0||Omiya Ardija|
| Koroki ||Report|
|Shimizu S-Pulse||1 – 0||Albirex Niigata|
| Kobayashi ||Report|
|Yokohama F. Marinos||1 – 2||Consadole Sapporo|
| Matsumoto ||Report|
|Consadole Sapporo||1 – 2||Kashima Antlers|
| Sakaki ||Report|
|Albirex Niigata||1 – 0||Vissel Kobe|
| Hirai ||Report|
|Shimizu S-Pulse||1 – 0||Yokohama F. Marinos|
| Brosque ||Report|
|Omiya Ardija||1 – 1||Consadole Sapporo|
| Kim ||Report|
|Vissel Kobe||1 – 2||Shimizu S-Pulse|
| Matsumura ||Report|
|Yokohama F. Marinos||3 – 2||Kashima Antlers|
| Hyodo |
|Consadole Sapporo||0 – 4||Shimizu S-Pulse|
|Summary|| Kawai |
|Omiya Ardija||1 – 0||Vissel Kobe|
| Aoki ||Summary|| Bae Chun-Suk |
|Albirex Niigata||0 – 1||Kashima Antlers|
|Summary|| Osako |
|Yokohama F. Marinos||0 – 0||Albirex Niigata|
|Shimizu S-Pulse||3 – 1||Omiya Ardija|
| Hiraoka |
|Summary|| Hasegawa |
|Vissel Kobe||2 – 2||Consadole Sapporo|
| Ōkubo ||Summary|| Sakai |
|Kashima Antlers||2 – 1||Shimizu S-Pulse|
| Osako ||Summary|| Ito |
|Albirex Niigata||4 – 3||Omiya Ardija|
| Kogure |
|Summary|| Shimizu |
All times are Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
|Kashima Antlers||2 – 1||Cerezo Osaka|
| Iwamasa |
| Kakitani |
|Vegalta Sendai||2 – 2||FC Tokyo|
| Tamura |
| Watanabe |
|Shimizu S-Pulse||0 – 1||Nagoya Grampus|
| Yoshida |
|Kashiwa Reysol||2 – 1||Gamba Osaka|
| Leandro Domingues |
| Sato |
|Cerezo Osaka||0 – 3||Kashima Antlers|
| Dutra |
|FC Tokyo||2 – 0||Vegalta Sendai|
| Ishikawa |
|FC Tokyo||2 – 1||Shimizu S-Pulse|
| Kajiyama |
|(Report)|| Tokunaga |
|Shimizu S-Pulse||3 – 0||FC Tokyo|
| Omae ||Report|
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