** This NEW SHUTTLENWS REPORT is presented by badminton world champions YANG YANG (1987 and 1989) and ZHAO JIAN HUA (1991) and by YANG YANG BADMINTON PRODUCTS **

January 13, 1998 (NEW SHUTTLENWS) - Fung Permadi of Taiwan, badminton's World Grand Prix Finals men's singles champion in 1996 and one of the lower seeds in this year's Japan Open badminton championships, was forced to an early exit today at Yoyogi Stadium in Tokyo during the opening round of the tournament. Permadi was upset by Roslin Hashim of Malaysia 5-15 and 11-15.

Permadi, a former Indonesian national team player who has made Taiwan his home, had the advantage early in the first game 4-1 but was then outplayed and outscored by the younger Hashim. In the second set, Permadi raced off to a commanding 11-4 lead but faded and was then held scoreless as Hashim came on strong to win the game and the match.

Another of the lower seeds, Jeroen van Dijk of the Netherlands, was severely tested by Japan's Hidetaka Yamada but survived a grueling one-hour match to win at 15-8, 12-15 and 15-6.

1993 world champion Joko Suprianto of Indonesia, unseeded at this Open tournament, also made it through to the next round, beating Shuichi Nakao of Japan 17-14 and 15-11.

Top men's singles seeds Peter Gade of Denmark and Dong Jiong of China as well as the top women's singles seeds Ye Zhaoying of China and Mia Audina of Indonesia had opening round byes.

Results of today's singles matches:

Men's Singles 1st Round -
Wong Ewee Mun (Malaysia) beat Kusamao Suzuki (Japan) 15-5, 15-5
Chen Gang (China ) beat Akihiro Kishida (Japan) 15-2, 15-12
Rikard Magnusson (Sweden) beat Yosuke Nakanishi (Japan) 15-7, 15-9
Pulella Gopichand (India) beat Fumihiko Machida (Japan) 5-15, 15-6, 15-11
Ong Ewe Hock (Malaysia ) beat Takaaki Taniuchi (Japan) 15-2, 15-7
Naoshige Kataoka (Japan) beat Feng Horng-yun (Taiwan) 13-15, 15-6, 15-9
Keita Masuda (Japan) beat Kim Hyung-Joon (Korea) 15-7, 15-9
Roslin Hashim (Malaysia) beat Fung Permadi (Taiwan ) 15-5, 15-11
Joko Suprianto (Indonesia) beat Shuichi Nakao (Japan) 17-14, 15-11
Ryo Nihei (Japan) beat Liu Kwok-wa (Hong Kong) 15-6, 9-15, 15-10
Jeroen van Dijk (Netherlands ) beat Hidetaka Yamada (Japan) 15-8, 12-15, 15-6
Ji Xinpeng (China) beat Wong Jason (Malaysia) 15-8, 15-4
Ismail Saman (Malaysia) beat Shuichi Sakamoto (Japan) 15-5, 15-10
Luo Yigang (China ) beat Shinji Ota (Japan) 15-4, 15-12
Huang Yeu-der (Taiwan) beat Kimihiko Kobuki (Japan) 15-12, 15-9
Hideki Yamada (Japan) beat Yau Kwun-yuen (Hong Kong) 15-4, 15-11
Yong Hock Kin (Malaysia ) beat Chang Jeng-shyuang (Taiwan) 15-5, 15-2
Chen Wei (China) beat Kazuhiro Shimogami (Japan) 15-6, 15-2
Tadashi Otsuka (Japan) Wong Choong Hann (Malaysia) 15-6, 15-5
Indra Wijaya (Indonesia ) beat Hideyuki Munesue (Japan) 15-7, 15-5
Liu En-horng (Taiwan) Keishi Kawaguchi (Japan) 15-5, 15-1
Tam Kai-chuen (Hong Kong) beat Hiroaki Kuruma (Japan) 15-8, 10-15, 15-1
Budi Santoso (Indonesia ) beat Yim Bang-Eun (Korea) 15-10, 15-5
Rashid Sidek (Malaysia) beat Takahiro Suka (Japan) 15-7, 15-3

Women's Singles 1st Round -
Judith Meulendijks (Netherlands) beat Shizuka Yamamoto (Japan) 11-5, 12-9
Miho Tanaka (Japan) beat Gong Ruina (China) 11-7, 11-9
Pernille Harder (Denmark) beat Chen Wanju (Taiwan) 9-11, 11-7, 11-5
Huang Chia-chi (Taiwan) beat Kim Kyung-Ran (Korea) 11-6, 11-6
Cindana (Indonesia) beat Yasuko Mizui (Japan) 4-11, 11-3, 11-3
Hiroko Nagamine (Japan) beat Kelly Morgan (Wales) walkover
Kyoko Komuro (Japan) beat Zarinah Abdullah (Singapore) 11-6, 5-11, 11-5
Brenda Beenhakker (Netherlands) beat Keiko Takeno (Japan) 8-11, 11-3, 11-7
Ng Ching (Hong Kong) beat Rie Ichihashi (Japan) 11-5, 11-5
Lee Kyung-Won (Korea) beat Chan Ya-lin (Taiwan) 4-11, 11-7, 11-4
Kanako Yonekura (Japan) beat Mette Sorensen (Denmark) 11-12, 11-7, 11-3
Julia Mann (England) beat Satomi Igawa (Japan) 11-5, 11-3
Han Jingna (China) beat Chikako Nakayama (Japan) 11-3, 12-11
Lidya Djaelawijaya (Indonesia) beat Jeng Shwu-zen (Taiwan) 7-11, 11-3, 11-6