World Championships bronze medallist and 2016 World Junior Championships winner China's Chen Yufei has booked her place in the semi-final defeating Japan's Aya Ohari 21-13, 10-21, 21-19 in a gruelling 65-minute encounter.
Yufei will square off against compatriot and fifth seeded He Bingjao for a place in the final.
In the other women's semi-final, the World Champion Nozomi Okuhara will face Olympic gold medallist Carolina Marin.
In the men's singles, No 1 seed Son Wan Ho will face Axelsen while the 3-time Japan Open Champion Lee Chong Wei will face Shi Yuqi for a place in the final.
Though Kidambi Srikanth lost to World Champion Viktor Axelsen, there was one reason for Indians to rejoice.
The mixed doubles pair of Sikki Reddy and Pranaav Jerry Chopra have made it to their first Superseries semi-final tomorrow and join Firstpost for all the live updates, scores and results of the penultimate day of the Japan Open Superseries.
That's it for today and join Firstpost tomorrow for the semi-final action of the Japan Open Superseries tournament.