JSF's criteria this season on who will represent Japan at the Four Continents Championships are as follows.
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Skaters representing Japan will be determined when the Japanese Championships conclude, from those who fulfill any of the following 3 criteria, and under over-all considerations by the federation.
1. Highest six Japanese finishers per discipline in the Grand Prix Final / Grand Prix series
2. Top six finishers per discipline in the Japanese Championships
3. Highest six Japanese per discipline in the ISU World Rankings at the time the Japanese Championship conclude.
There may be cases where the achieving of the points for ISU world standings of the skater is taken into consideration.
The skater's particiption in the Japanese Championships is mandatory to be subject of this selection.
There may be cases where a skater, who has finished within the top six at any of past World Championships, does not meet the above criteria but is taken into consideration under observation of his/her prospect at the Four Continents Campionships '11; but this, only when it is due to injury etc in the first half of this season.