2017–18 Japan Figure Skating Championships
The 2017–18 Japan Figure Skating Championships
were held in Tokyo
, in December 2017. It was the 86th edition of the event. Medals were awarded in the disciplines of men's singles, ladies' singles
, pair skating
, and ice dancing
The senior competitions took place on 20–24 December 2017 at the Musashino Forest Sports Plaza
Shoma Uno won his second consecutive national title.* Hanyu withdrew to continue recovering from an ankle injury he sustained in practice at the 2017 NHK Trophy.
Miyahara won the national title for the fourth year in a row.
The junior men's singles, ladies' singles, and ice dancing competitions took place on 24–26 November 2017 in Gunma
International team selections
The Japan Skating Federation selected skaters for international competitions in the second half of the 2017–18 season based on the results of the national championships as well as international ISU-sanctioned competitions.
2018 Winter Olympics
The 2018 Winter Olympics
will be held in Pyeongchang
, South Korea
, February 9-25 2018. Yuzuru Hanyu
was chosen to compete despite missing the national championships, by virtue of his status as reigning World and Olympic champion, and his first place in the ISU World Standings at the time of the championships.
The 2018 World Figure Skating Championships
will be held in Milan
, 19-25 March, 2018. Japan's entries were announced in late December 2017.
Four Continents Championships
The 2018 Four Continents Figure Skating Championships
will be held on 22-28 January 2018, in Taipei City
, Chinese Taipei
. Japan's entries were announced in late December 2017.
World Junior Championships
Commonly referred to as "Junior Worlds", the 2018 World Junior Figure Skating Championships
will take place in Sofia
, 5-11 March 2018. Japan's entries were announced in late December 2017.