As the title says, how do these top Japanese ladies match up? Specifically, what do you think their strengths and weaknesses are?
Briefly, in my view:
Suguri ~ more artistic and expressive, programs are better choreographed, jumps haven't been as consistent as they were in the past
Onda ~ power-jumping all the way, great height on jumps, but artistry and posture still needs more work and refinement
Arakawa ~ light, ethereal quality about her skating (esp. her jumps, like what Susie Wynne talked about at NHK), but can be a bit inconsistent