JSF held a board meeting on 23th and agreed to introduce a new annual Pro-Am figure skating competition, the Medal Winners Open. Men's and Ladies' medalists of past major international comps will be invited regardless of their eligibility. 6 competitors for each. There will be no Dance or Pairs event.
This is an ISU sanctioned event, and will be held on Oct. 5th in Saitama, Japan. The competition will have emphasis on the artistic side of the skating.
I think this will replace Japan Open.
I'm interested to see what the last sentence implies. Will they modify CoP, or use 6.0