All of Japan's Olympic champions won't be competing in Oslo. Japan's WFS is sending an extremely young team this year. Even younger than the team they sent in 2019.
Japan has TWO teen superstars ready for the World Championships. One is 17 and junior in HS. The other is 18. They are at 53kg and 62 kg.
at 53 kg they have Akari Fujinami(17 yrs old. HS Jr-2018 Cadet WC), beat 2019 world silver Namami Irie last December and teched her this past May. Also beat Haruna Okuno(2x Senior WC, 1x Jr WC, 1x cadet WC, 2x U23 WC) last Dec by pin and by tech this past May. Sister of Yuhi Fujinami 2017 Mens Senior Bronze, Jumping from Cadet to Senior level. Extremely good and a lethal single leg. Was one of the sparring partners for 2020 Olympic Champion at 53kg, Mayu Mukaida and wasn't able to enter the Japanese Olympic trials because she was too young. She'll definitely be gunning for Mukaida's spot at 53kg for 2024 in Paris because she is that good.
at 62kg is Nonoka Ozaki(18 yrs old). 2018 and 2019 Cadet WC. 2018 Youth Olympics Champion. 3 time Klippan Lady Open Champion cadet division(2018, 2019 and 2020). Jumping from Cadet to Senior level. Extremely good.
That's a nice lineup for us at 68, 72 and 76, but Japan's WFS can possibly win the first 5-6 weights. It'll be interesting to see.