Japan in its second world team final in a row. The Japanese team stood victorious over North Korea by 3-1 in semifinals. North Korea took the lead as Kim Song I emerged successfully over Mima Ito by 11-4, 11-6 and 11-7. In the second match Kasumi Ishikawa overcame Ri Myong Sun by 11-6, 11-8 and 11-5, and leveled the score for Japan.
Ai Fukuhara extended the advantage after beating Ri Mi Gyong by 11-5, 11-6, 2-11 and 11-6. Mima Ito redeemed herself in the last fourth match. She defeated Ri Myong Sun by 4-11, 11-8, 18-20, 11-7 and 11-7, and sealed victory for Japan.
To reach semifinals, North Korea caused upset. The North Korean team defeated Singapore by 3-2. Feng Tianwei won her two matches but she couldn't do anything more to avoid the defeat.
Japan now has to wait for the winner between China and Chinese-Taipei.
Tie Yana vs Chen Szu Yu Video kindly shared by Official ITTF Channel
Feng Tianwei vs Kim Song I Video kindly shared by Official ITTF Channel