Venue : Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium Total prize-money : US$250,000 Tournament website : http://yonexopenjp.com/2014/en/ Order of Play/Result/LiveScore : https://www.tournamentsoftware.com/sport/matches.aspx?id=CC80B9BD-6286-44AA-A4C1-4DD08895509F BWF preview : http://www.bwfbadminton.org/news_item.aspx?id=84592 JPN time : http://www.worldtimezone.com/time/wtzresult.php?CiID=4364&forma=Find Time 2013 WINNERS => http://bwf.tournamentsoftware.com/s...740DB7-F83F-43B1-9D98-F00327840E4F&d=20130922 MS - Lee Chong Wei (MAS) WS - Akane Yamaguchi (JPN) MD - Mohammad Ahsan/Hendra Setiawan (INA) WD - Ma Jin/Tang Jinhua (CHN) XD - Zhang Nan/Zhao Yunlei (CHN) Well, this year edition of JPN Open SS is started 3 months earlier that usual September slot. The tournament will kick off tomorrow (10.00am, using 5 courts) with qualifying round. Defending champion Akane Yamaguchi will once again crawling from qualification as she did last year. One name that should pay attention in this round is reigning Olympic Champion Lin Dan who will take on local shuttler Kazumasa Sakai. Local heroes are more motivated after their Thomas Cup triumphant to win titles at their homesoil. Most of badminton fans will wait classic rivalry, another episode of MS dream final after Guangzhou 2013. The latest withdrawals according to ts.com update : Sony Dwi Kuncoro (INA), Brice Leverdez (FRA), Dionysius Hayom Rumbaka (INA), P.V. Sindhu (IND), Mathias Boe/Carsten Mogensen (DEN).