(Didn't see a thread on this) http://www.pokemon.co.jp/info/2011/03/at110314_02.html Along with the delay of the Global Link, Nintendo have announced that the Japanese TCG and VGC qualifiers for this year have been outright cancelled. It's a great shame, but it could also impact us. It's currently unknown if America and Europe will follow suit, or move on ahead without Japan involved. In 2008, Europe was left out. This year could see Japan left out (due to horrific circumstances) making the tournament a "Europe vs America" thing, but I wouldn't be surprised if the entire thing was called off for this year. The Worlds tournaments will surely be less fun without the Japanese involved, either way, let's hope we still get our tournaments.