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Japan downed Sweden 3-1 to advance to the semifinals of the table tennis men's team competition at the Tokyo Olympics on Tuesday.

Koki Niwa and Tomokazu Harimoto put Japan on its way by beating Kristian Karlsson and Anton Kaellberg 11-8, 13-11, 8-11, 11-9 in the opening doubles match at Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium.

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