Let the skating begin
Who knows who will be on the Olympic team three years from now! Injuries happen. Favorites falter. Who's to say the current Japanese ladies won't hit growth spurts. Marin Honda and Wakaba Higuchi are struggling right now. Will Kihira? Who knows? Will the current ladies be pushed out by 15 year olds 3 years from now? Maybe. Maybe not. The rigors of training are hard which is why many skaters don't continue to compete for two Olympic cycles. Some continue to push themselves, others don't. If you have no depth, you end up like Canada in men, ladies and pairs. If Uno or Hanyu continue with injuries, the Japanese men are in trouble. Will either be healthy in three years? Who knows?Yes but at this rate there won't be anyone left standing (or healthy) by the next Olympics and the Japanese Skaters (men and women) will simply clean up.
It's in your interest to protect your athletes rather than keep sacrificing them to Eteri's grist mill.