Japanese skater/skating news & updates

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  1. ioana

    ioana Well-Known Member

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    Shoko was already trying to be an Arakawa clone before, so I'm not sure how this would work out. It's good to hear Shizuka is starting to choreograph, though. It was nice to see her "getting" program presentation as she matured, so it would be nice if she can have the same effect on other skaters.
  2. Sylvia

    Sylvia Whee, summer club comps!

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  3. Sylvia

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    Belated thanks Sylvia. I don't know how I missed this article. lol
    Nice Haruka article. I am looking forward to seeing her develop, I like her a lot.
  5. Sylvia

    Sylvia Whee, summer club comps!

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    I hope it's okay to post a couple of Four Continents preview articles about the Japanese skaters here in GSD (any competition articles links will likely be posted in the Kiss and Cry section of the forum).

    Japan Times' preview with a focus on Mao Asada: http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/sp20120208it.html
    At the end is a mention of 2 new books on Takahiko Kozuka as well as:
    Mainichi Daily News preview with a focus on Daisuke Takahashi: http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/sports/news/20120208p2g00m0sp129000c.html

    ETA that I've also cross-posted these articles in the 2012 Four Continents forum in Kiss and Cry.
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  6. Sylvia

    Sylvia Whee, summer club comps!

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    Really? Maybe he couldn't be at the ceremony back then? Midori Ito was actually inducted at Worlds in 2004 but didn't actually receive her plaque until Worlds 2007!
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  12. Sylvia

    Sylvia Whee, summer club comps!

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  13. maureenfarone

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    Thanks for the links!
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    Congrats on Mr Sato. Why didn't they wait til Worlds in Nice though? I thought they usually induct people into the HOF at Worlds?
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    I ordered the photo book, "Takahiko", from amazon.co.jp:
    http://www.amazon.co.jp/小塚崇彦写真集-緒方-...1_fkmr0_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1329273710&sr=8-1-fkmr0

    It cost more to ship (3,000 Yen) to the US than for the book, but as a Kozuka uber it was worth it alone for a wonderful photo of him and Yuka Sato.

    Here's the link to "Step by Step":
    http://www.amazon.co.jp/ステップ-バイ-ステッ...1_fkmr0_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1329273710&sr=8-2-fkmr0
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    Congratulations to Mr. Sato. Great photos, thanks for the links.
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    Have Reed & Reed retired or are they injured? They have been at only one competition this season.
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    I don't see anything about here (maybe it is in the 4CC thread) but at the small medal ceremony at 4CCs they allowed questions from the spectators to the medalists.

    One of the questions for Mao was if she wanted to put in 2 triple axels into her free for Worlds. Mao responded that she wanted to keep working on improving her triple axel and was satisfied with landing it in the free. She hopes to keep improving it and would wait and see if she would change the layout of her long program.

    When the announcer asked Ashley Wagner if she was going to up her content, she joked she was going to add a "quadruple lutz." :lol:

    Mao also said the altitude made her more tired at the end of her program, but she did not feel it affected her too much, and that she felt the crowd was very, very appreciative of her skating and she wished she had done better for them (although this American found her completely captivating all week).
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    I thought the Reeds had retired to, it seemed that every competition they entered this year,
    They were beaten by younger up coming teams.
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    thanks for sharing, didn´t know she had an evita-exhibition. i really like the song and was always a fan of miki, but she definetly improves as a complete skater day by day, i really like her presence on the ice.
    great to see her skate like that.
    will be curious to see, if she really comes back and tries for a medal in sotchi, but i fear the worst
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    An exhibition was held at Sendai rink, Sendai, Japan, on March 11.

    This is the training rink for Yuzuru Hanyu, and
    he was on the ice when the massive earthquake hit and destroyed the rink,
    forcing the place to close for the following 4 months.

    You can see Takeshi Honda, Shizuka Arakawa, and Yamato Tamura in the video as well.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IrADHIATmHE
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    Thank you for the video. The youngsters are adorable.
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    Narumi's cuteness is just beyond words!! haha and lol at Mervin for looking totally clueless most of the time :lol: Definitely Five of my fav. skaters!!
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  33. jjane45

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    How long has Mervin trained in Japanese environment? Narumi spoke English quite well.
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    Mervin doesn't train in a Japanese environment. Narumi trains with Mervin in Canada, with Canadian coaches and choreographers.
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    Haha thanks, I wanted to edit the question after I posted it, but you beat me to it.

    Really, is there pairs coach in Japan?
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    Kenji Miyamoto choreographed his short.
    Tom Dickson choreographed his long.
  37. YukiNieve

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    Tatsuki Machida skated to an exhibition program, Les Demoiselles de Rochefort ,
    at his home rink in Hiroshima, Japan, on April 22.

    He performed it so passionately and emotionally – very impressive!! :cool:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8aCeEz3mQPI
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    ^Thank you. Tatsuki is a very talented young man!
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