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2018 Japan Open Badminton

11 Sep 2018 - 15 Sep 2018

The Japan Open is an annual badminton tournament that is one of the five Super 750 tournaments of the BWF World tour. The other four Super 750 tournaments are held in China, Denmark, France and Malaysia. The Japan Open is hosted by the Japan Badminton Association (NBA).


The first edition of the tournament was held in 1977. However, the tournament only became annual after 1982. In the initial years of the tournament, it was held in various cities of Japan like Kobe, Yokohama, Gunma, and Osaka but from 1989 the tournament is being held in Tokyo.


The tournament is sponsored by the Japanese automobile company Daihatsu and sports equipment manufacturer Yonex.


The 2018 edition of the tournament begins on 11th September and lasts for five days till 15th September. With the 2020 Olympic Games being held in Tokyo, more spotlight will be given on the tournament and players will be eyeing for a qualification spot.


2018 Japan Open Badminton Venue


The 2018 Japan Open will be held in the Musashino Forest Sports Plaza Main Arena in Chofu City, Tokyo. It has a capacity of over 10,000 and is the first venue to be completed for the 2020 Summer Olympics.


Prize Money


The total prize money for the tournament is $700,000. The amount is further distributed among the different categories based on the stipulations of the BWF regulations.


Defending Champions


The men’s singles title is held by the current world number one Viktor Axelsen of Denmark, while the women’s singles title is defended by Spain’s Carolina Marin.


The men’s doubles title is held by the Indonesian duo of Marcus Fernaldi Gideon and Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo. On the other hand, the women’s doubles title is held by Misaki Matsutomo and Ayaka Takahashi of Japan.


The mixed doubles title is going to be defended by Chinese shuttlers Wang Yilu and Huang Dongping.


Japan Open 2018: Indian campaign ends with Kidambi Srikanth’s defeat in quarter-finals
Japan Open 2018: Indian campaign ends with Kidambi Srikanth’s defeat in quarter-finals
Japan Open Super Series 2018: K. Srikanth loses In The Quarter Finals 
Japan Open Super Series 2018: K. Srikanth loses In The Quarter Finals 
Japan Open 2018: Kidambi Srikanth the last Indian standing as PV Sindhu, HS Prannoy crash out
Japan Open 2018: Kidambi Srikanth the last Indian standing as PV Sindhu, HS Prannoy crash out
Japan Open Super Series: Kidambi Srikanth moves into quarters while PV Sindhu, HS Prannoy crash out 
Japan Open Super Series: Kidambi Srikanth moves into quarters while PV Sindhu, HS Prannoy crash out 
Japan Open 2018: PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth and HS Prannoy enter Round 2; Sameer Verma exits
Japan Open 2018: PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth and HS Prannoy enter Round 2; Sameer Verma exits
“The win over Langridge and Ellis at the World Championships turned around things for us,” says doubles shuttler Chirag Shetty
“The win over Langridge and Ellis at the World Championships turned around things for us,” says doubles shuttler Chirag Shetty
Japan Open Super Series: PV Sindhu, HS Prannoy, Kidambi Srikanth progress into second round 
Japan Open Super Series: PV Sindhu, HS Prannoy, Kidambi Srikanth progress into second round 
Japan Open 2018: Will there be a PV Sindhu vs Saina Nehwal Quarterfinal?
Japan Open 2018: Will there be a PV Sindhu vs Saina Nehwal Quarterfinal?
India set to have five men’s singles shuttlers in top 20 for the first time ever
India set to have five men’s singles shuttlers in top 20 for the first time ever
Viktor Axelsen set to become the new World No. 1 following Japan Open win
Viktor Axelsen set to become the new World No. 1 following Japan Open win
Sikki Reddy and Pranaav Jerry Chopra achieve unique record with Japan Open semi-final finish
Sikki Reddy and Pranaav Jerry Chopra achieve unique record with Japan Open semi-final finish
P.V. Sindhu feels badminton has become the No. 2 sport in India, after cricket
P.V. Sindhu feels badminton has become the No. 2 sport in India, after cricket
Japan Open 2017: Disappointing defeats for Srikanth and Prannoy, Chopra-Reddy keep Indian hopes alive
Japan Open 2017: Disappointing defeats for Srikanth and Prannoy, Chopra-Reddy keep Indian hopes alive
Japan Open 2017: Srikanth Kidambi and HS Prannoy reach quarter-finals as Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu exit
Japan Open 2017: Srikanth Kidambi and HS Prannoy reach quarter-finals as Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu exit
BWF Rankings: PV Sindhu climbs back to career-best spot, male shuttlers see slight fall
BWF Rankings: PV Sindhu climbs back to career-best spot, male shuttlers see slight fall
Japan Open 2017: Brace yourselves for Sindhu versus Okuhara 3.0
Japan Open 2017: Brace yourselves for Sindhu versus Okuhara 3.0
Japan Open 2017: PV Sindhu to play Nozomi Okuhara, Saina Nehwal faces Carolina Marin challenge
Japan Open 2017: PV Sindhu to play Nozomi Okuhara, Saina Nehwal faces Carolina Marin challenge
Japan Open 2017: Massive effort by Satwiksairaj Rankireddy, winning start for mixed doubles pair
Japan Open 2017: Massive effort by Satwiksairaj Rankireddy, winning start for mixed doubles pair
Japan Open 2017: Early test for PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal as Srikanth Kidambi returns
Japan Open 2017: Early test for PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal as Srikanth Kidambi returns
PV Sindhu pulls out of Japan Open and Korea Open super series
PV Sindhu pulls out of Japan Open and Korea Open super series
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