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Japan crushed South Korea 21-0 while North Korea failed to get its campaign off to a winning start Thursday as the women’s ice hockey tournament began two days before the official opening of the Winter Asian Games.

Captain Yuki Togawa scored four times and Hanae Kubo followed with three goals as Japan showered 103 shots on the opposing goal in an ill-tempered game that temporarily halted play at Misawa Ice Arena.

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