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Japan’s bid for a second straight appearance in the team table tennis men’s final at the Olympics ended Wednesday night after a 3-2 defeat to Germany in the semifinals at the Tokyo Games.

Jun Mizutani, Koki Niwa and Tomokazu Harimoto lost to Timo Boll, Patrick Franziska and Dimitrij Ovtcharov in a seesaw match, missing out on what would have been a rematch of the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic final against China on Friday.

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