It is being reported that ISU president Ottavio Cinquanta has said he would support a bid from Japan to host the 2015 world championships. Japan was set to host this year's world championships but the earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear disasters have made that impossible and the meet has been relocated to Moscow.
France was reported as offering next year's world championships to Japan, but I suppose nothing came of that because it appears that they will still be in Nice as planned. It appears France expected that they would then get the 2013 worlds instead, which would bump the championships after that, etc....which is rather ridiculous. I thought it was nice that the French federation had "offered" worlds to Japan but it kind of gets canceled out when they are like..but we'll steal 2013 from Canada. heh. Everyone hold onto your world championships!