7 matches in 9 days! That’s tough, even though 4 out of 7 are relatively “easy” for the contenders. And surprisingly Japan puts both most difficult opponents on the last two consecutive days for themselves, didn’t they always arrange the schedule that would be most favorable to themselves when they’re the host in the past?
pretty sure host (seeded #1) has to play from lowest ranked to highest ranked. (#8 -> #2)