Indonesia and Japan moved a step closer to retaining their respective men's and women's titles after claiming comfortable 3-0 wins in the quarter-finals of the Badminton Asia Team Championships in Manila.
In the men's event, Indonesia beat hosts the Philippines at Rizal Memorial Coliseum.
Jonatan Christie's 21-11, 21-14 victory over Lanz Ralf Zafra proved decisive.
It came after Anthony Sinisuka Ginting had defeated Ros Leonard Pedrosa 21-10, 21-16 and the doubles pairing of Mohammad Ahsan and Hendra Setiawan had overcome Peter Gabriel Magnaye and Alvin Morada 21-16, 21-12.
Awaiting the defending champions in the semi-finals are India, who beat Thailand 3-2.
The other last-four encounter in the men's event pits Malaysia against Japan.
Malaysia defeated South Korea 3-0, while Japan overcame Chinese Taipei 3-1.
In the women's event, Japan eased to success against Indonesia.
Akane Yamaguchi set them on their way to victory by beating Gregoria Mariska Tunjung 21-9, 21-15.
Yuki Fukushima and Sayaka Hirota then defeated Greysia Polii and Apriyani Rahayu 21-19, 21-15 and the win was sealed when Sayaka Takahashi overcame Ruselli Hartawan 21-13, 21-14.
Standing between Japan and a place in the final are Malaysia, 3-1 winners over Chinese Taipei.
Today's two other quarter-finals saw Thailand and South Korea advance with 3-0 victories.
Thailand beat Kazakhstan, while South Korea defeated Singapore.
All four semi-finals are due to take place tomorrow and will be followed by the finals on Sunday (February 16).