1022 GMT February 16, 2020
Saori Ariyoshi put Japan ahead early on in Vancouver, slicing home after Yuki Ogimi’s header came off the crossbar, BBC wrote.
A left-footed curling effort from Mizuho Sakaguchi doubled its lead.
The Netherlands gave the defending champion a late scare when Kirsten van de Ven headed home in injury time, but Japan held on to book a meeting with Australia in the last eight.
Its quarterfinal will take place on Saturday, 27 June.
The result means the Netherlands missed a chance to qualify for next summer’s Rio Olympics as one of Europe’s top three teams, but itcould still earn a place via a European play-off.