JSF has announced Criteria for sending Japanese skaters to international competitions, both Junior and Senior, for the new season today. Sorry that I do not have time to do FULL translattions, but some excerpts for you!
<Winter Olympic Games>
Singles: max. 3 for both Ladies and Mens
1. Champion at 2013 Nationals (in Tokyo, December 2013)
2. JSF will choose one from those: either a) 2nd place at Nats, b) 3rd place at Nats, or c) the highest podium finisher (among Japanese skaters) at GPF
3. JSF will choose one from: either a) those who are not selected in 2. <<<sorry, deedee's wrong translation!!! ->do not meet the above requirements>>>, b) 3 highest ranked skaters on 'ISU World Rankings' at the time of J-Nats (end December), or c) 3 highest ranked skaters on 'ISU Best Season Score' list
-Short Program: the skater who is to hold the highest ISU Best Season Score of Short Program at the time of J-Nats
-Free Skate: the skater who is to hold the highest ISU Best Season Score of Free Skate at the time of J-Nats
-Remarks: When the same skater is to hold the above Best Scores for BOTH of Short and Free, then Free will go to the skater who holds 2nd highest Best Season Score of Free.