2022 All Japan

UPDATE: The Japan Skating Federation has named its teams for the 2023 ISU Championships. Full list is HERE.

The 2022 All Japan Championships will take place in Kadoma City, Osaka, Dec. 21-25. A total of 30 men, 29 women, two pairs and six ice dance teams are set to compete

The men′s competition will be a battle no one will want to miss, with the newly crowned Grand Prix Final champion Shoma Uno leading the charge and at least six others all chasing a top-three finish. After missing the first half of the season Yuma Kagiyama will be aiming for the podium in order to earn a place on the Four Continents and World Championships teams. Kagiyama drew 30th and will be the last man to skate the short program. 

The women′s field is down to 29. In an Oct. 5 press release from the Japan Skating Federation, Wakaba Higuchi announced she was withdrawing from all competitions this season due to a nagging injury. Mai Mihara is on fire this season, and has to be considered the favourite following her two Grand Prix wins and her resounding victory at the Final in Italy. Kaori Sakamoto drew 23rd to skate in the short program and Mihara, 27.
 

This would have been the first nationals for the pairs team of Riku Miura and Ryuichi Kihara since 2019. The duo was forced to skip the Championships in 2021 due to COVID-19 quarantine restrictions in Japan. However, Mother Nature once again crashed their plans when a major snowstorm caused flights out of Vancouver to be cancelled.
 
The duo posted a message on social media from the airport on Tuesday that it had been ″50 hours since we left Toronto…″. Though they were eventually able to catch a flight to Japan, Kihara′s luggage was left behind in Canada and they had to withdraw.
 
That leaves Haruna Murakami and Sumitada Moriguchi, who finished fourth at the Junior Grand Prix Final, as the only team competing in the pairs discipline.
 
Last year there were only two ice dance teams competing — this year there are six. All eyes will be on the dynamic duo of Kana Muramoto and Daisuke Takahashi who will be looking to capture their first national crown.
 
Aside from the seeded skaters and those given an exemption, entries in the four disciplines were determined by the results of the regional/sectional competitions and the national junior championships.
 
The top eight finishers at the Junior Championships in singles and one pairs team have been invited to the Championships:
 
Men: Nozomu Yoshioka, Takeru Amine Kataise, Haruya Sasaki, Shunsuke Nakamura, Rio Nakata, Karu Kakiuchi, Tsudoi Suto,
Seigo Tauchi
Women: Mao Shimada, Mone Chiba, Ami Nakai, Ikura Kushida, Ayumi Shibayama, Yurina Okuno, Yo Takagi, Haruna Murakami
Pairs: Haruna Murakami/Sumitada Moriguchi
 
The opening ceremony and the draw take place at 6:30 p.m. (local time) on Dec. 21.
 
The ″All Japan Medalists on Ice″ show (“Carnival on Ice”) will take place on Dec. 26.
 

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Shoma Uno
Kosho Oshima
Haru Kakiuchi
Yuma Kagiyama
Takeru Amine Kataise
Yuto Kishina
Kazuki Kushida
Shun Kobayashi
Haruya Sasaki
Shun Sato
Koshiro Shimada
Takumi Sugiyama
Tsudoi Suto
Mitsuki Sumoto
Seigo Tauchi
Tatsuya Tsuboi
Kazuki Tomono
Rio Nakata
Shunsuke Nakamura
Shingo Nishiyama
Kazuki Hasegawa
Shogo Hikosaka
Lucas Tsuyoshi Honda
Kao Miura
Haruki Mishima
Sena Miyake
Sumitada Moriguchi
Taichiro Yamakuma
Sota Yamamoto
Nozomu Yoshioka

Yuna Aoki
Maria Egawa
Miyabi Oba
Yurina Okuno
Mana Kawabe
Rika Kihira
Ikura Kushida
Chikako Saigusa
Kaori Sakamoto
Ibuki Sato
Ayumi Shibayama
Mao Shimada
Rion Sumiyoshi
Yo Takagi
Niina Takeno
Hina Takeno
Mone Chiba
Ami Nakai
Marin Honda
Rino Matsuike
Akari Matsubara
Mai Mihara
Saki Miyake
Haruna Murakami
Mako Yamashita
Yuhana Yokoi
Shiika Yoshioka
Hana Yoshida
Rinka Watanabe

Riku Miura /
Ryuichi Kihara

Haruna Murakami /
Sumitada Moriguchi

Saiko Kikuchi /
Yoshimitsu Ikeda

Akari Kinoshita /
Takahiko Tamura

Misato Komatsubara /
Takeru Komatsubara

Nicole Takahashi /
Shiloh Judd

Kana Muramoto /
Daisuke Takahashi

Haruno Yajima /
Tsutomu Matsui

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