Thanks Aaron. The IJF events are proving grounds for the higher seeded players to get experience and better ranking. The lower seeds or "stars" are focused on getting their qualifying points for the Olympics and don't have to compete all the time and risk injury. They have to just get their country's #1 ranking. Good luck if your from Japan.
What the higher seeds are striving to make the Olympics who othrewise would not qualify by the point system.
"Further continental quotas (13 men and 12 women for Europe, 12 of each gender for Africa, 10 men and 11 women for Pan America, 10 of each gender for Asia, and 5 of each gender for Oceania are also available. These quotas are assigned by creating a list of all athletes for each continent across all divisions and both genders. "
I can't explain it so I copied and pasted it.