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MINAM
12-12-2011, 11:54 PM
Someone may have posted this already, but Asada will be competing at Japan Nationals, as scheduled. (That's what TBS reported)

MR-FAN
12-13-2011, 12:29 AM
Someone may have posted this already, but Asada will be competing at Japan Nationals, as scheduled. (That's what TBS reported)

What a strong woman. My heart is already pounding just thinking about it. She's gonna receive an unbelievable reception, I hope she can handle it and find solace in skating and in everyone's love.

kylet3
12-13-2011, 01:03 AM
My heart goes out to Mai and Mao and the entire Asada family, obviously this puts life into perspective when a tragic event such as this occurs. I wonder if Joannie can reach out to Mao in any way, if there's anyone who knows what it's like to go through this sort of situation it's her.

Karpenko
12-13-2011, 01:19 AM
Reading Mao's statement blurred my vision, I really hope she knows how many people she has for support :(

midori
12-13-2011, 03:58 AM
http://sportsnavi.yahoo.co.jp/winter/skate/figure/headlines/20111212-00000049-dal-spo.html

The article says both Mai and Mao will participate events during the year-end and new-year as planned. I think that means Mao is skating not only at the Nationals but also Figure Skating Festival in Nagoya, Japan Super Challenge, and probably Stars On Ice Japan Tour in Tokyo, which may not technically within the "new-year."

I thought she did not have to make the statement this fast, especially for those no-championship events, but, well, she's the star.

dinakt
12-13-2011, 04:14 AM
Heartbreaking.
May the memory of mother's love keep Mao and Mai anchored.
RIP, Mrs. Asada.

skateboy
12-13-2011, 06:36 AM
Yes, beautiful statements from both Mao and Mai.

I'll admit, when I got to this part in Mao's letter I broke down.


I called to my mother many times, "It's Mao, I'm back." However, my mother who was sleeping peacefully never opened her eyes.

Civic
12-13-2011, 07:14 AM
I just heard that Mao's mother passed away Friday morning due to liver cirrhosis.
Her mother was 48 years old. So, so sad. My thoughts and prayers are with her and her family. :(:(:(

Source (in Japanese) http://www.nikkansports.com/sports/news/f-sp-tp0-20111209-874843.html

Mao is very young to loose her mother. My condolences to she and her family.

galaxy
12-13-2011, 08:59 AM
Thank you Tak for introducing such beautiful letters.
I don't know what the impression is like in English translation (sadly I don't understand nuance of English words) but the original message from Mao in Japanese sounds like she talks to us with her own words. It makes me cry all the more.

paskatefan
12-13-2011, 10:31 AM
What beautiful words from Mao & Mai. I can't help but tear up. Hugs to the Asada family. :encore:

masofs
12-13-2011, 08:47 PM
Thanks for the translations. Mao and Mai are really class acts. Both girls are so brave.

Amy03
12-14-2011, 08:09 AM
I just found this article and I wanted to share it with you guys it's really emotional:

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sp20111214it.html

Poggi
12-14-2011, 09:15 AM
This may sound strange or plain stupid, but I'm kind of glad Kozuka didn't make the final so Mr. Sato could leave for Japan with Mao, and she didn't have to fly home on her own.

Bournekraatzfan
12-14-2011, 09:30 AM
My heart goes out to Mao and her family. I hope that the love and support from her family, friends, and fans will help her through this difficult time. You are in my thoughts and prayers, Mao.

Bournekraatzfan
12-14-2011, 09:35 AM
I just found this article and I wanted to share it with you guys it's really emotional:

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sp20111214it.html

Thank you for posting. I love reading these stories and getting glimpses of their personal lives. This really shows us Mao's kindness and sincerity which she undoubtedly gleaned from her mother. What a lovely family.