Team Japan
 

Japan announced its teams for 2019 Four Continents, Winter Universiade, Junior Worlds and the World Championships at the conclusion of its national championships on Monday afternoon. As expected, the top finishers at this competition earned the spots on those teams, with the exception of Yuzuru Hanyu who was named to the World team despite not being able to compete at this event. He is still recovering from an injury but expects to be ready to go for the World Championships in March. 

Daisuke Takahashi, who finished second in the men′s event, was invited to join the World team but declined the offer. ″Honestly, I am awfully lost. I want to go Saitama but I could not have prepared my mind to fight the world and should not go out without being prepared,″ the 32-year-old said. ″I feel that the need for younger athletes to gain experience is greater in order to boost skating in Japan, so I declined.″

Team Japan – Four Continents:

Men: Shoma Uno, Keiji Tanaka, Kazuki Tomono
Reserves: Sōta Yamamoto, Shun Sato
Ladies: Kaori Sakamoto, Rika Kihira, Mai Mihara
Reserves: Wakaba Higuchi, Mako Yamashita
Pairs: Miu Suzaki/Ryuichi Kihara
Ice Dance: Misato Komatsubara/Timothy Koleto

Team Japan – World Junior Championships

Men: Tatsuya Tsuboi, Koshiro Shimada 
Reserves: Yuma Kagiyama, Shun Sato
Ladies: Yuhana Yokoi, Wakai Kawabata, Yuna Shiraiwa
Reserves: Nana Araki, Wakana Naganawa, Yuna Aoki
Pairs: Riku Miura/Shoya Ichihashi
Ice Dance: Ayumi Takanami/Yosimitu Ikeda

∗ Shiraiwa does not have the required minimum scores and will be sent to a junior competition in 2019 to earn them.

Team Japan – Winter Universiade

Men: Kazuki Tomono, Shu Nakamura, Kou Sato 
Reserves: Jun Suzuki, Kazuki Kushida
Ladies: Mai Mihara, Hina Takeno 
Reserves: Rika Hongo, Miyabi Oba

Team Japan – World Championships

Men: Shoma Uno, Keiji Tanaka, Yuzuru Hanyu 
Reserves: Kazuki Tomono, Sota Yamamoto, Koshiro Shimada
Ladies: Kaori Sakamoto, Rika Kihira, Satoko Miyahara 
Reserves: Mai Mihara, Wakaba Higuchi, Mako Yamashita
Pairs: Miu Suzaki/Ryuichi Kihara
Ice Dance: Misato Komatsubara/Timothy Koleto