Japanese Figure Skating news - After Sochi

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  1. Ziggy

    Ziggy Well-Known Member

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    So the Reeds have moved to Zueva permanently now? Or is it just a summer thing?
     
  2. rosewood

    rosewood Well-Known Member

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    I think it's permanent move.
     
  3. kittyjake5

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    ^My interpretation of the blog entry is that Marina will be the Reeds new coach. If true very good move for them
     
  4. Sylvia

    Sylvia On to Nationals!

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    Re-posting this interesting info from the Mao Asada thread in GSD (thanks, rosewood! :)):
     
  5. rosewood

    rosewood Well-Known Member

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    The entertainment show was aired a couple days ago in Japan. But I can't find any good video on youtube :wall: I found only this one. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4tBtUAAqorM

    Miki posted some great photos on her instagram. http://instagram.com/p/odJHrhl_Kq/
     
  6. skateboy

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    Miki on top of the world!
     
  7. Sylvia

    Sylvia On to Nationals!

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    Re-posting here:
    Does anyone know what Kana's and Hiro's last names are?
    Their photo from March: http://ow.ly/i/4QLU7

    ETA all the dance teams that competed nationally in 2013-14:

    Senior:
    1 Cathy REED / Chris Reed KINOSHITA CLUB
    2 Emi HIRAI / Marien De La Asuncion OSAKA SKATING CLUB
    3 Shizuru AGATA naniwa senior high school / Kentaro SUZUKI Meiji Univ
    4 Chinatsu NAKAZAWA / Kokoro MIZUTANI Shinyokohama prince club

    Nov. 22-24, 2013 (Aichi)
    Junior Ice Dance
    1 Shizuru AGATA naniwa senior high school / Kentaro SUZUKI
    2 Kumiko MAEDA / Aru TATENO

    Oct. 25-27, 2013 (Ibaraki) National Novice Championships
    Novice Ice Dance - Final Results
    1. Kumiko MAEDA / Aru TATENO
    2. Mina MIZUKI Orion FSC / Junya WATANABE naniwa senior high school
    3. Kiria HIRAYAMA / Kazuki KUSHIDA
     
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  8. kwanfan1818

    kwanfan1818 I <3 Kozuka

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    Wow does that mean Japan can use all of their NHK spots when this team goes senior?

    Maybe Kamei Royals will create rolls in their honor.
     
  9. NMURA

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    They are Kana Muramoto and Hirokazu Noguchi.
    Muramoto was converted from singles and Noguchi's former partner is Nana Sugiki.

    Also there's a new junior pair team of Miu Suzaki and Kaishu Yoshida (coached by Utako Wakamatsu). I don't know if they can make JGP debut though.
     
  10. Sylvia

    Sylvia On to Nationals!

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    Oops, I meant Kana & Hiro (I transposed their first letters of their first names in my earlier post). Thanks! I remember Kana Muramoto and I'm glad to hear she is trying ice dancing - link to her ISU bio: http://www.isuresults.com/bios/isufs00010982.htm
     
  11. rosewood

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  12. Dr.Siouxs

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    Shae-Lynn seems to be well employed. :bribe:
     
  13. rosewood

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    According to an interview posted on her official? fan blog Kana Muramoto is happy to start her career as an ice dancer. She aims at making a S Korean Olympic team. (Sorry in Japanese http://satsuki-kana.jugem.jp/?eid=470) Her newly partner is Hirokazu Noguchi. Hirokazu Noguchi and Nana Sugiki split. Sugiki/Noguchi skated in Junior Nationals in 2012 but not in 2013. Here's the result. (English: http://www.jsfresults.com/National/2012-2013/fs_e/national_jr/index.htm) Article on Absolute Skating. http://www.absoluteskating.com/index.php?cat=reports&id=2012japanjuniornationals

    BTW I loved her sister Satsuki Muramoto's skating too but it's a shame she retired a couple of years ago. And she's working as a coach in Thailand. It's nice to see that she's enjoying coaching kids there. Muramoto sisters seem brave enough to start something new.:)
     
  14. Ziggy

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    I am very happy to hear that Bourne and not Wilson did Hanyu's FS choreography this time. She seems to be quite creative and has made a number of stylish, interesting programs.
     
  15. midori

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    Why does she aim at making a S Korean team when both seem Japanese and Japan does not have that many ice dancers?:confused:
     
  16. Sylvia

    Sylvia On to Nationals!

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    I was confused when I first read that, too, before I realized rosewood meant 2018 Olympic team going to Korea. :)

    Thanks for the additional info, rosewood! It's great to hear that Muramoto/Noguchi will continue to train with coaches Wing and Lowe in Vancouver.

    From an Italian article posted in late April in the Italian dance news thread:
     
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  17. midori

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    Ah, that makes more sense. Thanks!
     
  18. rosewood

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    Sorry! It was my tipo. I meant 'make a S Korea Olympic team', not S Korean. Thanks Sylvia.
     
  19. galaxy

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    Hanyu is in Japan now to perform in FaOI Makuhari this weekend. He'll be doing shows every weekend from now to mid July. He attended JOC ceremony this afternoon and was awarded JOC Sports Award. He was honored as the most excellent athlete of the year.

    http://www.oricon.co.jp/news/2038293/full/
    http://www.oricon.co.jp/news/photo/2038293/2/
    http://www.oricon.co.jp/news/photo/2038293/4/
    http://sankei.jp.msn.com/images/news/140606/oth14060619330019-p1.jpg
    Videos:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vAKxA4lSOv0#t=10
    http://www3.nhk.or.jp/news/html/20140606/k10015038771000.html
    He said, "I feel really honored. I want to work harder, want to persue my skating so I can receive this award again this year." (summary)
     
  20. rosewood

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    Miki Ando is gonna make her debut on a TV series. :D It's a comedy drama and Miki plays a supporting role as a clerical staff.
    Article: http://mainichi.jp/mantan/news/20140606dyo00m200023000c.html
    Photo: http://mainichi.jp/graph/2014/06/06/20140606dyo00m200023000c/001.html

    Note: She appeared on a figure skating movie a few years ago(she played a very minor role as a coach) along with Midori, Fumie, Shizuka and Minoru Sano. http://videotopics.yahoo.co.jp/videolist/official/movie/p68ba197ca166b38821e7b874a95c54e2
     
  21. galaxy

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  22. NMURA

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    Japanese Team 2014-2015 season (official)
    http://skatingjapan.or.jp/image_data/fck/file/2014/26Figure_kyouka.pdf

    "Special" Athletes

    Yuzuru Hanyu
    Tatsuki Machida
    Takahiko Kozuka
    Takahito Mura

    Kanako Murakami
    Satoko Miyahara

    Narumi Takahashi/Ryuichi Kihara
    Cathy Reed/Chris Reed

    A Athletes

    Keiji Tanaka
    Shoma Uno
    Ryuju Hino

    Haruka Imai
    Rika Hongo
    Mariko Kihara
    Mai Mihara
    Yura Matsuda

    Emi Hirai/ Marien de la Asuncion

    B Athletes

    Yoji Tsuboi
    Daisuke Murakami
    Taichi Honda
    Sota Yamamoto
    Kazuki Tomono
    Sei Kawahara
    Shu Nakamura

    Miyabi Oba
    Miyu Nakashio
    Kaori Sakamoto
    Riona Kato
    Wakaba Higuchi
    Marin Honda

    Sumire Suto/Konstantin Chizhikov
    Ami Koga/Francis Boudreau-Audet


    This year's nationals will be held in Nagano (December 25-29).
    Good to see it's not in Nagoya.
     
  23. kwanatic

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    So weird to not have Mao competing on the GP this year...first time since she turned senior (nearly 10 years!).

    I'm glad Kanako isn't retiring. For a while there I was wondering if she would. I don't know if she'll stick around the entire quad but I'm glad she's staying in at least one more year.
     
  24. Sylvia

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    I've copied NMURA's national team post above and started a new thread for Japan competition news in 2014-15: http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/showthread.php?92535-Japan-s-2014-15-National-Team-news-updates

    Next show in Japan:
     
  25. mathil

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    ^ Javier Fernandez and Tomas Verner are also part of the cast as guest skaters. Miki Ando is as well, but she's going to skate on the second day only :)
     
  26. rosewood

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    ^It seems Plushenko is also added to the cast. See the word "Oita" on the dish.(Beppu is in Oita) :lol:
    http://instagram.com/p/pbfkCXmyy3/

    Another his news in Japan. :)
     
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  27. rosewood

    rosewood Well-Known Member

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    Tatsuki Machida was invited to a pro-baseball game between his hometown(Hiroshima where he grew up) team and another one. He was invited as a guest commentator on a local broadcast. This is a hearsay but I heard that during the broadcast he said he wants to participate in the next Olympics if any chance. I'm so glad that he's willing to continue competing after the next season. :cheer: I assume one of the reasons is that his financial situation is getting better. He's invited to many shows after Worlds and now he's even invited to events out of figure skating, such as this pro-baseball game and a pro-football match(He's invited to a match as a guest in July. They'll have Machida's small talk show before the match and also he'll participate in the 'kick-in' ceremony. Also the organizer announced they sell a hundred 'Machida seats' for his fans. http://www.sanfrecce.co.jp/news/release/?n=7153 ). Good for him.
     
  28. NMURA

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    This is awesome news and really made my day, he has been such a joy to follow the last couple of seasons. I couldn't believe when i found out he didn't have any endorsements/appearances in shows. It really makes me sad when skaters decide to leave their skating career, because they can't afford it. hope the extra competitive years will help him get much financial support and success.