Japan Open 2013

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  1. morqet

    morqet Active Member

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    The preliminary line up for Japan Open (5th October) has been announced:

    Japan: Daisuke Takahashi, Takahiko Kozuka, Mao Asada, 1 lady TBD
    North America: Jeff Buttle, Kevin Reynolds, Joannie Rochette, Ashley Wagner
    Europe: Javier Fernandez, Michal Brezina, Ladies TBD

    Guest Skaters: Shizuka Arakawa

    http://www.tv-tokyo.co.jp/japanopen2013/
     
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  2. robinhood

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    great cast! include Kostner, one of the Russian wunderkids and kanako or akiko and you have a great line-up!
     
  3. Marco

    Marco Missing Ziggy

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    Yay for Wagner going again! And if Rochette is training for this, she might as well train for the Olympcis too. :p I thought they would prefer Abbott or even Aaron than Reynolds...
     
  4. NONKO

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    Pity that they never now invite Lambiel...
     
  6. stephanie2006

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    Stéphane Lambiel is busy anyway he will perform in Rock Circus shows in Switzerland on October 5th.
     
  7. alilou

    alilou Crazy Stalker Lady

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    Reynolds has a huge following in Japan - he'll help sell tickets presumably.
     
  8. rosewood

    rosewood Whoa! Samurai battles!

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    Thanks to his victory at 4CC and a TV program in which he happened to appear, Reynolds became popular even among the casual figure skating fans there. People recognize him as a skater of excellent quads, good Japanese speaker, big fan of Japanese games, and another skater who has a strange Chinese character on his costume. :) He is so much loved by them.He skates at Mao's shows, The Ice tour, this summer, so he'll be more popular.

    His fluent Japanese is just :eek:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xi2X6gVaAps

    As for the schedule, I'm afraid i'ts hard for the skaters like Ashley, Mao, Dai, and Taka to skate at JO, 'cause the interval between JO(and CoI) and SA is only two weeks. I wish their federations didn't send the skaters who skates at SA.
     
  9. alilou

    alilou Crazy Stalker Lady

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    I had no idea he speaks Japanese! Impressed :respec:
     
  10. Marco

    Marco Missing Ziggy

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    I didn't know he speaks Japanes either. Good for him!

    I actually thought the fans would rather watch Abbott but guess not. :)
     
  11. robinhood

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    wow! incredible....Did he study it at school?
     
  12. spikydurian

    spikydurian Well-Known Member

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    Wow, impressed with Kevin's Japanese.

    I heard the Japanese love Abbot too.
     
  13. Triple Butz

    Triple Butz Well-Known Member

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    Abbott is my favorite skater, but I'm actually glad to see Kevin get the nod. His results this past season should not go unrewarded.
     
  14. cbd1235

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    Hoping Akiko takes a bit of rest and Kanako goes to JO instead! :) Though in reality I just hope every skater gets what they want :]
     
  15. rosewood

    rosewood Whoa! Samurai battles!

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    I heard he used to study Japanese by himself, however he's been taking private lessons once a week since WTT 2013.According to his interview:http://web.canon.jp/event/skating/interview/int_reynolds1.html He likes the feeling of the sounds of Japanese language. According to the blog of Kenji Miyamoto, a Japanese choreographer, Reynolds talked with him more than a half in Japanese. That's really surprising.

    Sure.People love his butter skating, artistry, musicality, and his personality. Supposedly both of Abbot and Reynolds have certain market in Japan. The difference might be Reynolds is newly attracting the attention of casual skating fans, however Abbot is already more widely noticed IMO.
     
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  16. jenny12

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    Looks like a very good lineup! Can't wait to see everyone's new programs!
     
  17. robinhood

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    He must be very smart and comitted. I took Japanese lessons twice a week for 8 months and I can say the numbers and hello, my name is...I even forgot the hiragana (sp?) alphabet
    Anyway, reynolds deserves it and he has the looks of a manga anime character as well, no wonder he's popular there
     
  18. oubik

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    Michal is surely going to Japan.
     
  19. ostile17

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    Well, if Dai is there rest assured that he will sell out alone! :D
     
  20. skatesindreams

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    I'm impressed with Kevin's language skills, also.
    In the video he looks about the same age as the young people he is speaking with!
     
  21. NONKO

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    It has been announced some skaters would be added in the list.

    Japan Open
    http://www.tv-tokyo.co.jp/japanopen2013/
    Japan: Daisuke Takahashi, Takahiko Kozuka, Mao Asada, Kanako Murakami
    North America: Jeff Buttle, Kevin Reynolds, Joannie Rochette, Ashley Wagner
    Europe: Javier Fernandez, Michal Brezina, Irina Slutzkaya, 1 Lady TBD
    Guest Skaters: Shizuka Arakawa

    Carnival on Ice
    http://www.tv-tokyo.co.jp/coi2013/index.html#menu
    All skaters performing in JO plus
    Nobunari Oda, Tatsuki Machida, Takeshi Honda
     
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  22. spikydurian

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    Wow.. great line up for JO. Thanks Nonko.
     
  23. Jeschke

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    so Japan Open is out for Andos final competition;
    let's wait and see what it will be.

    great line-up; it will be interessting to see rochetteand if she is still in shape for a competitve comeback, maybe in the sochi team event
     
  24. fscric

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    Why isn't Hanyu even in the Carnival on Ice performers list?
     
  25. mathil

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    Hanyu is going to compete in Finlandia Trophy, Oct. 4-6 IIRC, so he wouldn't be able to make it even if he wanted to. He has participated in COI before though.
    As for Japan Open, it's a Kinoshita Group (Daisuke's sponsor) and IMG event (Kozuka belongs to IMG, as do most of the skaters competing in the event), so the likelihood of him being chosen over the two of them is slim.
     
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  26. NONKO

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    https://www.facebook.com/txfigure
    http://www.bs-j.co.jp/program/detail/22648_201308111400.html

    TV Tokyo will make a special program of Carnival on Ice.
    It will be made by the best selection in the past shows.

    We really hope to watch the legendary performance 'Winter' by Alexei Yagudin. It happened in the only show which was not televised, and we're sure it was the best performance which got the thunderous applause from million people and full standing ovation in all arena:)
     
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    Performances list in the TV program 'Carnival on Ice Best Selection' broadcasted on August 11th, 2013

    Stephan Lambiel 'you're beautiful' 2006
    Alexei Yagudin 'Sway' 2006
    Shizuka Arakawa 'You raise me up' 2006
    Kimmie Meisner 'Angel' 2007
    Miki Ando 'I believe' 2007
    Evan Lysacheck 'Billi Jean' 2008
    Sasha Cohen 'Cabaret' 2010
    Evening Plushenko 'Je suis Malade' 2010
    Miki Ando 'Why people fall in love?' 2010
    Kurt Browning 'Nyah' 2012
    Irina Slutskaya 'Je suis Malade' 2012
    Takahiko Kozuka with Kurt Browning, Jeffery Buttle 'Guitar Concert' by Tomoyasu Hotei 2012
    Ilia Kulic 'Let's go' 2012
    Fillipe Canderolo 'Saturday Night Fever' 2012
    Daisuke Takahashi 'Ameri' encore 'Mambo' 2010
    Daisuke Takahashi 'Primavera Porteña' 2012
    Mao Asada 'Habanera' 2006
    Mao Asada 'Mary Poppins' 2012
     
  28. leapfrogonice

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    Has the Japanese federation announced their International competition assignments?
    (thanks for the update on Yuzura at Finlandia. Must mean Javier could be there as well, so that Brian Orser can be keeping both of his star male pupil's under his watch during that critical time of the season)
     
  29. seabm7

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    Javier is coming to Japan Open. My guess is somebody else will come with Javier, since Finlandia is a real competition.
     
  30. NONKO

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