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Led by veteran Jun Mizutani, Japan got off to a winning start in the table tennis men's team competition on Monday, easing to a 3-0 win over Australia at the Tokyo Games.

Mizutani and Koki Niwa defeated Hu Heming and Yan Xin 11-7, 11-3, 11-8 in the opening doubles at Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium. Tomokazu Harimoto and Mizutani then won their respective singles matches to send Japan into the quarterfinals.

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