The Iranian side thrashed the Japanese in three consecutive sets, winning 25-17, 26-14, 25-20.
Iran has been scheduled to array against Finland Friday and play Ukraine Saturday.
In other Thursday's matches, Turkey beat the Aussies 3-1, Ukraine overcame the Finnish team 3-1, and Russia routed Fiji 3-0. Also, Italy was announced the winner as Ghana did not field its volleyballers.
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