hi people, i wondered, if somebody knows the exact qualification rules of the japanese figure skating federation for the world championships and the four continents? last year, if i remember correctly, the lady at the grand prix final who ist best placed and on the podium gets a bye to the olympics. in that case this was miki ando, so her 4th place finish at nationals doesn´t hurt her. so now, murakamis the best with a medal. that would be interresting, if the federation now hast to chose between ando, asada and suzuki? if so, i bet, suzuki will stay at home. but does anybody know something?