The game started with a minute of silence for Ingrid Visser and Lodewijk Severein. As additional tribute the players were wearing armbands.
Netherlands started with Femke Stoltenborg, Judith Pietersen, Maret Grothues, Celeste Plak, Robin de Kruijf, Quinta Steenbergen and Myrthe Schoot.
It was a great first set that the hos easily won 25:17. Japan showed its defensive qualities in the second set and managed to win 24:26. It continued in the third set when Japan had 18:20 lead, but Netherlands scored three consecutive times to make it 21:20. After that they maintained the lead to win 25:22. The hos won the fourth with the same result 25:22.
The top scorers were Quinta Steenbergen with 19 points, she was followed by Robin de Kruijf with 17 and Celeste Plak with 15.
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