Ice shows in Kobe, Nagoya, Osaka, Sapporo & Japan Stars on Ice tour, April 2014

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  1. Sk8swan

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    Osaka Exhibition was aired today. Hope we'll see more videos on youtube. Thanx, youtube user!

    Mai MIHARA(Jr skater): ?
    Shoma UNO: "Tanguera"
    MIYAHARA: "Solace" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lprvdoaTXJ0
    MURA: "Love Never Die"
    MURAKAMI: "I Want to Spend My Lifetime Loving You" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-9sbrF28EE
    ODA: "Last Samurai"
    TAKAHASHI/KIHARA: "Fireflies"
    SHIBUTANIS "I Lived"
    SUZUKI: "Hymne a l'amour"/"Love dance" (encore "O")

    TEN: "Singin' in the Rain"/Kazakhstan number(sorry I don't know the name of the music) (encore "Dance Macable")
    KOSTNER: "Ave Maria" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3FrcTqCAsM
    FERNANDEZ: "Aerobic Class" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4md9hWtT3s
    MACHIDA: "Les Demoiselles de Rochefort" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mcmtyHNj7mQ
    V/M: encore J-pop "Koi suru Fortune Cookie" with Japanese skaters) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gVLVL5-GBls
    CHAN: "Steppin' Out With My Baby" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4bXRCNMdwVQ
    SOTONIKOVA: "Black Swan" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0TBjUeTi38
    HANYU: "Hana Ni Nare" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XOIHRyr0NmI

    Stars on Ice Japan Tour will be aired on April 16th.


    ETA:
    The original video of "Koi suru Fortune Cookie" by AKB48(J-pop group)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFf4AgBNR1E
    Last edited: Apr 12, 2014
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    Thank you for the videos!

    After the finale in the first night of Stars on Ice in Tokyo, a Guiness ceremony happened for Mao and Hanyu. Their world record scores for short programs(Mao received in Worlds and Hanyu received in Olympics) are listed in Guiness World Records.

    In the ceremony they had a short interview. Mao was asked about her retirement. Shame she's repeatedly asked about her retirement every time she appears in public. She answered that she needs enough time to consider, and she hopes people will be supportive and wait till she announces her decision. She's skated in shows 3-4 days a week since Worlds. She skates in shows 15 days(at 6 cities) in April. Wish Japanese media leaves her alone in May. Hanyu said he wants to break the record again by himself. And if his rivals break his record, he'll work hard to catch up with them and wants to improve through the rivalry.

    photos from SOI in Tokyo

    Guiness ceremony
    http://az490469.vo.msecnd.net/~/media/essay/2014/04/11asada/mainG20140411TTT0700593G300.jpg
    http://sankei.jp.msn.com/images/news/140411/oth14041122350014-p2.jpg
    http://www.asahicom.jp/articles/images/AS20140411004819_comm.jpg
    http://www.sanspo.com/sports/images/20140411/fig14041122300002-p1.jpg
    http://mainichi.jp/graph/2014/04/12/20140412k0000m050102000c/image/016.jpg
    http://mainichi.jp/graph/2014/04/12/20140412k0000m050102000c/image/017.jpg
    http://mainichi.jp/graph/2014/04/12/20140412k0000m050102000c/image/018.jpg
    Mao
    http://www.sanspo.com/sports/images/20140411/fig14041122300002-p2.jpg
    http://www.sanspo.com/sports/images/20140411/fig14041122300002-p3.jpg
    http://www.sanspo.com/sports/images/20140411/fig14041122300002-p4.jpg
    Hanyu
    http://www.sanspo.com/sports/images/20140411/fig14041122300002-p5.jpg
    http://www.sanspo.com/sports/images/20140411/fig14041122300002-p6.jpg
    Group number of Japanese skaters
    http://amd.c.yimg.jp/amd/20140411-00000092-jijp-000-1-view.jpg
    http://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bk8WHKmCEAAkhMD.jpg
    http://www.sanspo.com/sports/images/20140411/fig14041122300002-p7.jpg
    http://www.sanspo.com/sports/images/20140411/fig14041122300002-p8.jpg
    http://mainichi.jp/graph/2014/04/12/20140412k0000m050102000c/image/003.jpg
    http://az490469.vo.msecnd.net/~/media/essay/2014/04/11asada/G20140411TTT0700516G3000000.jpg
    http://www.sanspo.com/sports/images/20140411/fig14041122300002-p9.jpg
    http://www.sanspo.com/sports/images/20140411/fig14041122300002-p10.jpg
    Akiko
    http://amd.c.yimg.jp/amd/20140411-00000066-jijp-000-1-view.jpg
    http://amd.c.yimg.jp/amd/20140411-00000067-jijp-000-1-view.jpg
    Kozuka
    http://www.sanspo.com/sports/images/20140411/fig14041122300002-p11.jpg
    Kanako
    http://www.sanspo.com/sports/images/20140411/fig14041122300002-p15.jpg
    http://www.sanspo.com/sports/images/20140411/fig14041122300002-p16.jpg
    Machida
    http://www.sanspo.com/sports/images/20140411/fig14041122300002-p17.jpg
    Yuka Sato
    http://www.sanspo.com/sports/images/20140411/fig14041122300002-p13.jpg
    Shizuka Arakawa
    http://www.sanspo.com/sports/images/20140411/fig14041122300002-p14.jpg
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    Congratulations to Shiz! Happy News!!!!!
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    TV Tokyo aired the recorded coverage of JSOI in Tokyo (evening show on 12th). It was about two hours long coverage. They showed some fluffs too. Shame they didn't show many international skaters. One of the reasons why they didn't show new programs of Canadian skaters might be they are planned to be shown on the coverage of Canadian SOI in their home country. I guess Japanese cable TV station will air longer coverage sooner or later and we'll see more videos of international skaters.

    Programs in each show are listed here
    http://www.tv-tokyo.co.jp/soi2014/tokyo.html#turn

    ACT I
    Cast “What Are You Going to Do When You Are Not Saving the World?”
    Nobunari Oda “Last Samurai" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJLxnKFKJ0Q
    Cathy & Chris Reed “The Addams Family" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYk-DqXNcCU
    Akiko Suzuki “Hymne à l'amour” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CGQOsesRY0c
    Group “Wonder”
    Javier Fernandez “Aerobic Number”
    Maia & Alex Shibutani “Michael Jackson medley”
    Kanako Murakami “King of Anything” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syJNu4GeNko
    Tatsuki Machida “East of Eden” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2vogCfwJTxs
    Yuka Sato “Clair de Lune”
    Takahiko Kozuka “The Sounds of Silence”
    Shizuka Arakawa “Nella Fantasia” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YrIBDdbXFf4
    Group “The Walker”

    ACT II
    Japanese Group “Kazoku Ni Naroyo” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v17-DPSSRxk
    Narumi Takahashi & Ryuichi Kihara “Fireflies” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eIrAYmIw5f0
    Joannie Rochette “Shot Me Down”
    Jeffrey Buttle “Counting Stars”
    Carolina Kostner “Ave Maria”
    Qing Pang & Jian Tong “I Dreamed a Dream”
    Patrick Chan “Best of Me” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJ5MiaDx03A
    Tessa Virtue & Scott Moir “Into the Mystic”
    Adelina Sotnikova “Come Together” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ApR_q26iKlw
    Yuzuru Hanyu “Hana Ni Nare” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3iYgpfmVf4
    Mao Asada “Smile/What a Wonderful World” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILpINEx-H70&list=UUhnBU6m4NfUueVYf4Xj0gEA
    Group “Don’t Stop Believin'”

    Fluffs
    SOI playbacks of Mao https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ey7VIo3V17A
    SOI playbacks of Yuzuru https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjQeZcDXpks
    Talk: Mao & Akiko & Kanako https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5kX1JW7J4M
    Talk: Nobunari & Yuzuru https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wflc6gJgo2w


    As for something new or different, I loved the Japanese group number. :swoon::swoon: It is choreographed for JSOI only. Meaning of the title of the music "Kazoku ni naroyo" means ”Let's become a family." So touching thinking how tough time they've been through together in this Olympic season and also in this quad including the great disaster. Choreography of Machida's East of Eden had major changes from the competitive program and I love this ex version as well. Watching the coverage I was very much relieved since Shizuka didn't fall since she might not notice her pregnancy when it was recorded. I know I belong to the minority here ;) but I loved Adelina's dancability to this difficult rhythm. Even Japanese applause machine gave up catching up to the rhythm. lol

    As for talk videos, Mao & Akiko & Kanako talked about their thoughts on retirement, Nobu & Yuzuru talked mainly about jumps and competitions. If time allows, I'd love to translate and post somewhere on FSU.

    ref)
    the original video of Japanese group number "Kazoku ni naroyo"
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ErNjHJuPYc
    its English cover version
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7Z7eu6rT-Y
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    Thank you for the information. I was waiting for the new programs from the Canadians. I guess I have to wait a little bit more. Since I no longer live in Chicago, I do not have the opportunities to see CSOI this year. (Toronto was a short flight from Chicago.) ;)
  9. Sk8swan

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    Thank you, rosewood! :)
    Just a question... the programs you gave us links to youtube were the only one showed or we stand a chance that more performances will get to youtube sooner or later? Thanks :)
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    ^As long as I heard the evening show in Tokyo on April 12th is the only show which were recorded. Usually the coverage of the shows is to be aired on terrestrial broadcasting first. Then longer coverage comes on cable broadcasting. I haven't found any information about coverage on cable but I'm somewhat expecting that the programs of the skaters who were chacked on terrestrial would be shown.
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    ^It's a good news. The sauce says it'll be "perfect version". So I assume all of the programs(done in the evening show on April 12th) will be shown.
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    I didn't think Machida could equal his East of Eden competitive program, but this exhibition version is as exquisite.

    Thank you so much for the links, rosewood, and midori for the news that there should be more links after the full cable broadcast in May!
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    Prince Ice World shows in Shinyokohama started today. PIW Tour is the annual one. One can enjoy group numbers by Team Shinyokohama with Takeshi Honda, Yukina Ohta etc. It is also a specific show where the crowd can take photos, hand presents/letters/cards to skaters, and even chat a few words if you're lucky.(Usually people are not allowed taking photos in Japanese shows/competitions.)
    http://www.princehotels.co.jp/iceshow/


    date/city
    April 26,27,29,May 3.4/Shinyokohama(Kanagawa prefecture) http://www.princehotels.co.jp/iceshow/schedule/

    cast:

    guest skaters:
    Mao Asada April 26,27
    Akiko Suzuki
    Tatsuki MachidaPrince Ice World Team
    Takeshi Honda
    Yukina Ohta
    Fiona Zaldua/Dmitri Sukhanov
    Miki Ando April 29, May 3,4
    Takahito Kozuka April 26,27,29
    Kanako Murakami
    Takahito Mura May3,4
    Risa Shoji May 29

    ***********

    dates/city
    May 10,11/Hachinohe (Aomori prefecture)

    cast:
    Prince Ice World Team
    Takeshi Honda
    Yukina Ohta
    Fiona Zaldua/Dmitri Sukhanov

    guest skaters:
    Yuzuru Hanyu
    Akiko Suzuki
    Tatsuki Machida
    Kanako Murakami
    and others(to be announced later)

    ******

    dates/city: July 18-21/Tokyo

    cast:
    Prince Ice World Team
    Takeshi Honda
    Yukina Ohta
    Fiona Zaldua/Dmitri Sukhanov

    guest skaters:
    Akiko Suzuki
    Tatsuki Machida
    Miki Ando
    and others(to be announced later)
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    I found nice photos of the skaters in Prince Ice World in Shinyokohama. Fans were allowed to take photos after finishing finale. Many thanks to twitter users.

    Mao
    http://pbs.twimg.com/media/BmIEwjaCIAECRrN.jpg
    http://d3j5vwomefv46c.cloudfront.net/photos/large/850049391.jpg
    http://d3j5vwomefv46c.cloudfront.net/photos/large/850050273.jpg
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BmHtjdhCYAAMkiN.jpg
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BmH4PalCEAA313M.jpg
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BmI7obKCIAAwHnR.jpg
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BmH7ChkCEAAi2dv.jpg
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BmHwNoJCYAA8ktu.jpg
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BmH61DMCAAAH0Z7.jpg
    http://d3j5vwomefv46c.cloudfront.net/photos/large/850049082.jpg
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BmHx9lRCIAAk4ms.jpg
    Kozuka
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BmH3jt4CIAEv3p8.jpg:large
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BmH3ju9CAAEkG6B.jpg:large
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BmHxNf-CYAA3h_1.jpg
    http://d3j5vwomefv46c.cloudfront.net/photos/large/850050807.jpg
    http://pbs.twimg.com/media/BmIB38ICEAAdc_i.jpg:large?.jpg
    http://pbs.twimg.com/media/BmIA73mCEAEhhWP.jpg:large?.jpg
    Akiko
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BmH5_WNCYAANWIy.jpg
    http://d3j5vwomefv46c.cloudfront.net/photos/large/850050725.jpg
    http://distilleryimage8.ak.instagram.com/79da7f48ccfa11e3b95d0002c9d7d580_8.jpg
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BmH6UHiCEAErKm6.jpg
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BmHuhbHCAAAFQMy.jpg
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BmH7hpFCIAEtlZJ.jpg
    Machida
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BmIOD84CEAMxbIu.jpg
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BmH4QXiCUAAZAi5.jpg
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BmHx5YzCUAMXEDP.jpg
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BmHvohaCcAAhU20.jpg:large
    Kanako
    http://d3j5vwomefv46c.cloudfront.net/photos/large/850050590.jpg
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BmH_UztCUAE2nrj.jpg
    Honda
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BmH4LhfCcAAIJmk.jpg


    Akiko posted photos of very beautiful flowers.
    ETA:
    Yukina Ohta
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BmIWhSKCIAEMb4g.jpg
    Last edited: Apr 26, 2014
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    source http://www.sponichi.co.jp/sports/news/2014/04/26/kiji/K20140426008046630.html
    (my rough translation)

    "Philosopher on ice" Machida's new exhibition number fascinated the crowd. April 26th Prince Ice World was held in Shinyokohama Skate Center. Mao Asada(23), Tatsuki Machida(26) and other skaters participated in the ice show. Machida revealed his self-choreographed new exhibition number 'Je te vuex'.

    He was inspired by a photo taken by a French photographer. "I've been under a big pressure and felt almost reversing since three days ago," Machida was anxious about how his new program would be appreciated by the aucience. He created his own world and the crowd gave him big hands. "I feel better now since I was told it was good." he felt relieved. "I wanted to create a program one feels like seeing at a cafe," Asada listened to his enthusiastic explanation.

    photo:
    http://www.nikkansports.com/sports/news/photonews_nsInc_f-sp-tp0-20140426-1291346.html
    http://www.sponichi.co.jp/sports/news/2014/04/26/gazo/G20140426008046880.html

    the photo which gave Machda an inspiration.
    http://www.tokinowasuremono.com/artist-d14-doisneau/doisneau_01_kiss.html
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    it's so funny to see how yukina ohta got herself in all those shows despite not really having a
    long and succesfull senior career (i know 4cc win:))
    but it's great to see her always, she's one of all those lost and fallen talents.
    great to watch her skating
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    Stars on Ice Japan Vlog 2 - Free Hugs, Heads Up, Fortune Cookie AKB48 (5 mins.): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dy4gRuNLiEY

    ETA that rosewood posted the video earlier that showed the off-ice dancing during Virtue/Moir's encore (included in the ShibSibs' vlog above):
    Last edited: Apr 27, 2014
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    Since her skating, especially her artistry, was loved by many fans, she's been skating in many shows after her retirement. She's constantly skated in Prince Ice World, so she has core fans. I saw her skating live a few times and I could die for her layback spins and ina bauer. Also she's been commentating on TV. I guess she's still popular among Japanese figure skating fans. Her Japanese language has Kyoto accent and it sounds very soft and easy to ears.
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    About six minutes vdeo of Prince Ice World in Shinyokohama on April 26th.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4U54gBB7Zk

    Prince Ice World Team's group number
    Akiko
    Machida's new ex program
    Prince Ice World Team's group number
    Kozuka
    Kanako
    Prince Ice World Team's group number
    Mao
    Finale
    Press meeting
    (Machida enthusiastically talked about his new number and other skaters giggled.)

    *It's not official yet but Daisuke mentioned yesterday that he'll skate in PIW in Tokyo.
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    I'm double posting my translation of this talk show(from the Mao cheer thread in TC) so that more people notice and read it. Maybe Akiko's fans will enjoy reading this. Sorry for my bad English.

    (my rough translation)


    0:15
    Mao: I've seen Akko-chan(=Akiko's nickname) skating since I was little. I've known Kanako-chan since she came to rinks with randoseru on her back.(my note: Japanese elementary school students use this specific school bag called "randoseru" from Duch word 'ransel'.) We've been very good friends and we're enjoying ourselves having good time.

    1:10
    Mao: Feeling you are great to have made your decision.
    Akiko: Decision to retire?
    Mai: Can hesitate like "I could do more."
    Akiko: To continue or not continue one has to be determined and brave.

    1:40
    Akiko: We haven't come to restaurants together recently. Happy today.
    Mao: After finishing Olympics we've been doing our own things separately. Well, guess what we'll have first.
    Kanako: Salad?
    Akiko: A la carte in French course?
    Mao: Something like Otsumami? (my note: 'otsumami' is is a Japanese term referring to food eaten as an accompaniment to alcohol, usually applies to smaller dishes)
    TV crew: Amuse-bouche.
    Akiko: Amuse-bouche.
    Mao: Oh, yeah, it's not otsumami. hahaha :duh: :D Amuse-bouche.

    2:20
    Mao: Wow.
    Kanako: Fluffy!
    Mao: How fluffy! Did he say tomato is on the bottom?
    Kanako: He said so, didn't you hear him? lol
    Mao: Oh, year?
    Akiko: Something crunchy is in it.
    Mao: Guess what. Is it lotus roots?
    Kanako: Definitely not.

    Akiko: We don't have much free time even during off season, though. Do you have anything you'd love to do?
    Mao: Things I'd love to do?
    Akiko: Something you can do only in off season.
    Mao: I'd love to go on a travel without bringing skating boots with me.
    Akiko: We've been in somewhere very cold...
    Mao: Love to warm myself.
    Akiko: Yeah.
    Mao: I've stayed enough in cold places.
    Kanako: Somewhere sun is shining brightly. And staying in the shade...
    Mao: In the shade! Avoiding tanned. Well, then you go for what!? :D
    Kanako: :lol:
    Mao: OK, we can be tanned.
    Akiko: Since I've retired, I'm thinking about going on a trip to southern islands.
    Mao: I'd love to.
    Kanako: Sounds sooo nice.
    Akiko: Such as eating organic vegetables there.
    Mao & Kanako: Love to!
    Akiko: I've dreamed for so long but couldn't. So I'm going to do what I've dreamed of. Ah, this crunchy something must be celery.
    Kanako: I knew it is celery but I didn't say so and I've been waiting till you finish talking. :soapbox:
    Akiko: Sorry!
    Mao: It doesn't taste celery at all, does it?
    Kanako: It does! So I noticed!
    Mao: Really?
    Kanako: :lol:

    Akiko: Do you have any skater whom you care in any meaning?
    Mao & Kanako: ...........
    Kanako: (Doing the opening pose of Machida's East of Eden.) :D
    Akiko: Machida-kun was wonderful in this season!
    Kanako: I was surprised to know it was his first skating in Worlds.
    Akiko: Same as me. Me also skated in Olympics before experiencing Worlds.
    Mao: Yeah.
    Akiko: He was really wonderful.
    Mao: Yuzuru-kun was wonderful, too.
    Akiko: Male skaters were really wonderful.
    Kanako: Can't believe he's as old as me.
    Akiko: You mean Yuzuru-kun?
    Mao: Ah, yes. Yuzu-kun is the same age as Kana. Me the same as Machey(=Machida's nick name). And you(to Akiko)
    Akiko: I'm the same age as Dai-chan(=Daisuke's nickname).
    Kanako: (to Mao)You're the same age as Machey!?
    Mao:Yeah.
    Kanako: hehehe :D
    Mao: Eh? What do you mean? :revenge:
    Akiko: (to Mao) You're experienced skater... :D Maybe you don't remember how many times you skated in Worlds?
    Mao: Well, I don't.

    All: (Seeing the dish.) Beautiful.
    Mao: Awww.
    Akiko: How do you like it?
    Mao: Delllisciousss. How fluffy this fish is!
    Kanako: Excuse me but may I slurp the soup inside of clam's shell?
    Mao: Go ahead.
    Kanako: Ahhh Sooo yummmy.
    Mao: I try the soup of clam too!
    Kanako: Go ahead! It's so yummy, isn't it?

    6:20
    Akiko: Four years till Pyeongchang Olympics. Can you imagine what you'll be doing four years later?
    Kanako: If possible, I wish I'll be studying coaching.
    Akiko: I want to study choreographing. And also, considering my age, I wish I'll be married till then.
    Kanako: I'll participate in your wedding.
    Akiko: Yes, please!
    Kanako: I'll appear in your wedding in the Olympic costume! :D
    Akiko: :lol: So do I! My Olympic costume was white so it'll be OK.
    Kanako: It must be OK. But I think Kana's and Mao's costumes will attract more attention because of the colors. :D
    Akiko: You don't have any idea about yourself in four years, Mao?

    7:30
    Akiko: Four years till Pyeongchang Olympics. Can you imagine what you'll be doing four years later?
    Mao: I don't have any idea at all.

    8:20
    Akiko: You don't have any idea about yourself in four years, Mao?
    Mao: I don't have any idea at all. What will I be doing?
    Akiko: I think there are people across this country, or all over the world, who are wondering what you're going to do from now. I don't want you to hurry, though. Me think you'd be better take enough time before you decide. Maybe you say you want her to continue, Kanako? :D
    Kanako: Yes. :D
    Mao: One more year, Kana-chan.Try your best since you made up your mind to continue.:kickass:
    Kanako: Thank you. hehehe
    Mao: You're still young. More to achieve from now.
    Kanako: Well...
    Mao: (to Akiko) Feeling you are great to have made your decision.
    Akiko: Decision to retire?
    Mao: One has to be brave enough to make a decision.
    Akiko: So true. Need to be brave.
    Mao: I want to know you also hesitated thinking such as "I might be able to do more".
    Akiko: I gradually understood (whether I can do more or not). But even so, I was frightened making a decision at first. I've been doing my best to skate in competitions. So, I was not sure whether I'll be able to find something to do my best for after my retirement. I think that basically we love doing our bests even though it's very tough to do so. We feel "I'm alive!" when we're doing our bests. If you don't have competitions any more and don't work hard for them....
    Mao: How will it go?
    Kanako: I don't have any idea either.
    Akiko: Well, one might wonder such as "What am I practicing for?" But, as for me, my environment was gradually well prepared and it encouraged me a lot. I became excited for my future instead of frightened. I didn't want to be regretful so I tried to prepare for my retirement. Although my results in Worlds was not so good, I felt relieved and "OK, it's finished and the next life is starting!" It was not the end but it was a start.
    Kanako: So cooool. :cool:
    Mao: Wonderful.
    Kanako: Sooo cooool!
    Mao & Kanako: (Clapping) :respec:
    Akiko: Not that cool. hehe Feelings were more important than the results.
    Kanako: Ah, yeah.
    Akiko: That's what I wanted to tell both of you. Do what you do, don't be regretful. If you have a bit of feelings such as "I can do more," ........
    Mao: Hmmmm....
    Akiko: I understand it'll be so tough if you continue...
    Mao: Well, when I continue....
    Akiko: To continue or not continue one has to be determined and brave. So, take your time...
    Mao: Uh‐huh... It was nice to hear you today.
    Akiko: I believe people around the world will support you even if you decide whatever.
    Mao: Uh‐huh...
    Akiko: (to the camera) Please be patient, don't hurry her up, everyone.
    Mao: hahaha
    Akiko: Please be supportive.

    11:40
    Akiko: Do you have any dreams aside from figure skating?
    Kanako: I don't have any idea since figure skating has been everything for me.
    Akiko: Since we're girls, we dream of marriage.
    Kanako: Ahhhh.
    Mao: That's right.
    Akiko: Eventually...
    Kanako: Wish I get married and give birth to babies, and build a happy family.
    Akiko: Yeah. Let's get together with our own kids.
    Kanako: Yes, let's!
    Mao: Want to skate together.
    Kanako: Oda-kun's kids must be grown up till then, so they'll take care of our kids. :D And we'll be able to enjoy ourselves as usual. :D
    Akiko: Let's live happy lives definitely since we've done enough working so hard.
    Kanako: So true.
    Mao: Yes, let's definitely.

    (End)


    I enjoyed this talk show so much. They looked in good relationships -well balanced age differences, supportive to each other. Loved Kanako's pop character. Nice to hear Akiko talks about the process of her retirement. Nice to see Akiko encouraged Mao, Mao encouraged Kanako, and Kanako made Akiko & Mao laugh naturally.
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    Thank you so much for translating for us. Great chat. Love them all
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    Sylvia Whee, summer club comps!

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    Sylvia Whee, summer club comps!

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    Looks like this performance of "The Walker" (Buttle, Chan, Moir, Fernandez, Alex Shibutani) is from the BS cable broadcast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4EFwti4Mog

    Are there other videos from the BS broadcast on YT?
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    ^I've been looking for vids on youtube, tudou, or dailymotion since May 11th but the vid you posted is the first one I saw on them. And the same youtube user posted a vid of opening number as well. Shame it doesn't have the commentary(Akiko Suzuki worked as a commentator on BS broadcasting.:cheer:)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhvPPv7f-_c
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    Sylvia Whee, summer club comps!

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    From the Shibutanis - "Osaka again, Soccer, and Selfies -- SOI Japan Pt. 5 (Vlog #11)": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZQeCJOTHfU
    The Shibutanis will return to Japan for "The Ice" later this month - link to the event thread in GSD: http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/sho...-in-Japan-Nagano-Aichi-amp-Osaka-(July-19-27)