Hina Hayata helped Japan's women to victory ©Getty Images

Japan won the women's team event at the Asian Table Tennis Championships in Qatari capital Doha, beating South Korea in the final and not dropping a match in either the gold-medal showdown or their semi-final.

The Japanese beat Hong Kong in the semi-finals, with the sailing plain after Minami Ando overcame Zhu Chengzhu 11-6, 9-11, 11-4, 14-16, 11-8 in a topsy-turvy affair.

Hina Hayata and Hitomi Sato enjoyed straight-games wins to send Japan to the final.

Ando beat Shin Yu-bin in four games in the final, Hayata likewise beat Jeon Ji-hee in four, and Miyu Nagasaki-s straight-games triumph over Lee Zion sealed the gold medal.

In the men's team competition, the top four seeds will contest tomorrow's semi-finals and final as Japan and Chinese Taipei both eased through their quarter-final ties.

Second seeds Japan secured a clean sweep against Kazakhstan, who had to win three group matches and then two knockout ties just to reach the main draw.

Yuto Kizukuri overcame Alan Kurmangaliyev with three a trio of 11-6 wins, before Shunsuke Togami and Hiroto Shinozuka got past Kirill Gerassimenko and Aidos Kenzhigulov in straight games.

Japan will take on third seeds Chinese Taipei for a place in the final, after they beat Singapore 3-0.

Chinese Taipei's opponents had to come through two group matches and a clash against Saudi Arabia to set up this fixture.

It was Chinese Taipei who dominated from the start, with Chuang Chih-Yuan beating Pang Yew En Koen in straight games.

Chuang Chih-Yuan helped Chinese Taipei reach the men's team semi-final by beating Pang Yew En Koen in straight games ©Getty Images
Chuang Chih-Yuan helped Chinese Taipei reach the men's team semi-final by beating Pang Yew En Koen in straight games ©Getty Images

Chen Chien-An was taken the distance by Chew Zhe Yu Clarence but a 13-11 tiebreak win in the fifth game saw him triumph 3-2, before Feng Yi-Hsin's 3-1 victory against Beh Kun Ting saw his team safely through.

Tomorrow's other men's semi-final is between top seeds South Korea and fourth seeds India.

Today also saw Saudi Arabia beat Thailand 3-1 to finish ninth, while hosts Qatar had to settle for 14th place after losing 3-1 to Jordan.

The mixed doubles also got underway today, with top seeds Wong Chun Ting and Doo Hoi Kem of Hong Kong clinching their first match 11-7, 11-8, 5-11, 11-7 against India's Harmeet Desai and Sreeja Akula.

In the other half of the draw, the second seeds Jang Woo-jin and Jeon Ji-hee of South Korea eased through with an 11-3, 11-5, 11-8 triumph over Thailand's Puripong Saelee and Phantita Pinyopisan.

It was a comfortable day for the other six seeded pairs, who all eased through.

Third seeds Ho Kwan Kit and Lee Ho Ching of Hong Kong saw off Indonesia's Rafanael Nikola Niman and Novida Widarahman, and Japan's Shunsuke Togami and Hayata, seeded fourth, also beat Sri Lankans Chameera Ginige and Ishara Madurangi in straight games.