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Japan launched its final qualifying campaign for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics with a straight sets victory over Peru on Saturday.

Japan, bronze medalist in London four years ago, overcame a close first set to win 25-23, 25-10, 25-14 against world No. 21 Peru. Miyu Nagaoka led the way for manager Masayoshi Manabe’s squad with 20 points.

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