Eun-Jung Kim, part of the South Korean women's team that won two matches on day three of the Pacific-Asia Curling Championships in Almaty ©WCF/Alina Pavlyuchik

Japan’s men stayed unbeaten at the Pacific Asia Curling Championships, while the country’s women’s team suffered their first defeat on the third day of the event in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

In the men’s event, Japan won a fourth successive match as they ran out convincing 12-0 winners over hosts Kazakhstan.

Japan top the men’s standings with a record of four wins and no losses, with Kazakhstan sitting on two wins and one loss, alongside South Korea, who overcame Qatar 14-1.

In the other men’s match of the day Chinese Taipei overcame Saudi Arabia 13-5, to move into solo fourth in the standings with two wins and two defeats.

In the women’s event, Japan lost their first match in the evening session at the Almaty Arena, as they were edged out 8-6 by South Korea.

Earlier in the day in the women’s competition, South Korea were easy 10-2 victors against Hong Kong, and following those two wins South Korea and Japan both sit on a record of three wins and one defeat.

South Korea and Japan won silver and bronze medals respectively in the women’s curling competition at Pyeongchang 2018, and would expect to be the teams to beat in this event.

Round-robin action is scheduled to continue until Thursday (November 11), with medal matches set to conclude the tournament on Saturday (November 13).