• Kyodo


Host Japan’s women defeated Taiwan 3-0 to pick up their fourth consecutive victory at the World Team Table Tennis Championships on Wednesday.

With the win, Japan improved to 4-0 in Group B to all but book its spot in the quarterfinals in first place. Japan’s men, who have won three consecutive bronze medals at this tournament, won their second straight with a 3-0 drubbing of France to improve to 2-1.

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