Host Japan showed great determination and spirit to fight back from one set down and claim a 3-1 victory over Asian rival China in front of a boisterous home crowd at Yoyogi National Stadium in Tokyo on Monday.

Takahiro Yamamoto on the spike and Nobuhiro Ito impressive on the block combined to help Japan rebound after losing the first set and Yoichi Kato also produced a solid performance as Japan prevailed 23-25, 25-21, 25-18, 25-20 for its second straight win of the tournament.

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