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Japan men’s 4×100-meter relay team advanced to the final at the Tokyo Games after placing third in its heat on Thursday.

Shuhei Tada, Ryota Yamagata, Yoshihide Kiryu and Yuki Koike posted a season-best time of 38.16 to finish behind defending champion Jamaica, which topped the heats with the fastest time of 37.82, and Britain, which clocked 38.02.

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