Er, there is a general sentiment, that the russian girls all have cheated jumps, meanwhile the poor japanese ladies don't get rewarded for their better technique. Obviously not everyone will agree with this, but it's still a commonly found opinion and it strikes me as quite the double standard.I don’t think there were uncalled urs. I suggest you check the protocols. Higuchi’s beautiful 3A was called as was her flip edge.
In regard to Japanese technical issues, I don’t think anyone is suggesting they don’t have technical problems. Who has ever said this? (Rika Kihira really doesn’t have technical flaws but she is a unique skater in any country and wasn’t here- most skaters in the world either flutz, lip or have flat edges on both jumps.. I think people were just upset because Russia complained about their skaters getting deserved calls —that’s not cool) People think that Japanese skaters don’t get the same breaks international that other skaters do and their own federation doesn’t give them any breaks either. The technical calling here was harsh, if you want to see the carrots and edge calls just check the protocols. Everyone but Kaori has hammered.
In regard to step sequences, yes it is true that sometimes international panels are harsh but domestic panels aren’t except for Japan.
Stylistically you can like whoever you like but your taste shouldn’t determine PCS scoring..I don’t enjoy Dani G’s programs for instance but that doesn’t mean Daria and Kamila don’t deserve high PCS/GOE . They absolutely do, and so do the Japanese girls with good posture, SS, and transitions whether you like their style or not. Plus, there is no Japanese “style”. Wakaba Higuchi, Kaori Sakamato, and Rino all have incredibly different styles. If you think they are all the same, you really aren’t paying attention and are allowing prejudice to determine your view.
And again, neither You's nor Wakaba's 3A got the call and BV reduction, that they deserved. Which, given that the 3A is such a big point getter, gives them quite an unfair advantage over the other skaters.
(hypothetically, since 'they messed it up' with other mistakes)
Also ??? at your comment re stylistic preferences and its relation to PCS.
Where did I even mention PCS in that paragraph?? And saying, that I don't enjoy many programs stylistically, what does that have to do with PCS and how I think it should be scored? I'm thoroughly confused by your interpretation of my words.
I merely stated that I like their skating, but that doesn't mean that I don't notice mistakes on jumps or step sequences.
Also, funny you should mention Kaori, Wakaba and Rino as proof of stylistic differences, when Kaori and Wakaba happen to be the ones standing out so much, precisely because they're quite different from the rest (and btw, are amongst the ones I enjoy watching the most, for this exact reason).
Rino's FS otoh is what I perceive as a classic japanese ladies' program (i.e. commonly found amongst japanese ladies, but, disclaimer, since people are so incredibly sensitive whenever anyone dares make a generalisation: obviously that doesn't mean every single skater from Japan skates programs in that style)