Viet Nam's female sepak takraw squad defeated Japan 0-3 (15-6, 15-7, 15-9) in their first match at the International Sepak Takraw Federation (ISTAF) Super Series in Indonesia on Thursday.
They will next meet Indonesia, another Group B rival.
This is the second round of the tournament, which has attracted 12 male and eight female teams.
In the first round last July in Thailand, Viet Nam lost 0-3 to the hosts in the semi-finals, but then overcame Japan 3-0 to take third place.
The third round will take place in Singapore from May 3-6. The top teams of each round will compete in the finals from June 28 to July 1 in Thailand.-VNS