His place in the Japanese squad for the tournament, which will take place from 9-31 January 2015, will instead be taken by Naomichi Ueda of Kashima Antlers.
'Focus on regaining energy'
The Japanese Football Association announced the decision on Sunday. Uchida has been beset by a long-standing knee injury this year and has not had the time to recover fully, having represented his country at the FIFA World Cup in the summer and started pre-season training with Schalke immediately afterwards.
The 26-year-old can now take that time and "prepare for the second half of the season and focus on regaining energy after what was, for him, a very strenuous 2014," read a statement on the Gelsenkirchen club's website. Uchida has started 13 of the Royal Blues' 17 Bundesliga games so far this season.