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    Japan SF designated 10 special reinforcing players in Japan team for next season.

    This is an article in “Mainichi Shimbun” in Japan.
    Translation into English.
    Japan Federation designated 10 special reinforcing players, such as Asada and Takahashi for next season.
    May 24th, 2010 JST

    In the board of directors which was held in May 24, Japan Skating Federation (JSF) decided 10 special reinforcing players in total with Men and Ladies for next season. Yuzuru Hanyu and Kanako Murakami who won the championship in Junior Worlds in last March, joined afresh in “special reinforcing player”, but Fumie Suguri (Yoshin-Do) demoted to “reinforcing player A”.
    From this time, JSF unified the reinforcement designation of player which has been choosing separately at the Senior and the Junior so far.

    The special reinforcing players.
    Daisuke Takahashi (Kansai Graduate School), Nobunari Oda (Kansai University), Takahiko Kozuka (Toyota Motor), Yuzuru Hanyu (Tohoku High school), Tatsuki Machida (Kansai University), Mao Asada (Chukyo University), Miki Ando (Toyota Motor), Akiko Suzuki (Fowa Sport Land), Kanako Murakami (Chukyo university Chukyo High School), Haruka Imai (Nihonbashi Jyogakkan High School)


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    Japan Federation designated 10 special reinforcing players, such as Asada and Takahashi for next season.
    http://mainichi.jp/select/today/news...50073000c.html


    "Kyoka Senshu" or "Reinforcing player": the player who was specified to make strong.

    "Tokubetsu Kyoka Senshu" or "Special reinforcing player": the player who was specified to make strong specially.
    Last edited by Akira Andrea; 05-25-2010 at 09:42 AM.

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    Thank you for your translation, Akira Andrea!



    Team Japan will be so strong next season! Can't wait!


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    Seeing it all in one place makes the strength of the Japanese singles that much clearer. Wow.
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    So has Fumie found her sponsor yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    So has Fumie found her sponsor yet?
    Yes, she has already found the sponsor.

    This is an article in “Sports Nippon” in Japan.
    Translation into English.
    Suguri contracted to new sponsor.
    April 7th, 2010 JST

    In April 6th, Fumie Suguri (29) contracted with new sponsor. It is YosinDo which has a main office in Toyama City in Toyama prefecture and is a manufacturing and selling company of medicines. She is going to continue her activity as the player under exclusive contract with the company.

    Fumie Suguri who missed the participation to the Vancouver Olympics expressed the continuing of the eligible skater in March and, on the other hand, she was recruiting the sponsor while appealing the distress being short of working fund. In April, she entered Sunny Side Up which is a management company and was repeating negotiation with plural companies.

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    Suguri contracted to new sponsor.
    http://www.sponichi.co.jp/sports/new.../04/07/10.html


    Reference:
    The home page of Yosindo
    http://www.yoshindo.co.jp/english/index.html
    Last edited by Akira Andrea; 05-25-2010 at 11:57 AM.

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    Thanks for the translations!
    The Junior Grand Prix: Where skaters who "come out of nowhere" come from.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Akira Andrea View Post

    The special reinforcing players.
    Daisuke Takahashi (Kansai Graduate School), Nobunari Oda (Kansai University), Takahiko Kozuka (Toyota Motor), Yuzuru Hanyu (Tohoku High school), Tatsuki Machida (Kansai University), Mao Asada (Chukyo University), Miki Ando (Toyota Motor), Akiko Suzuki (Fowa Sport Land), Kanako Murakami (Chukyo university Chukyo High School), Haruka Imai (Nihonbashi Jyogakkan High School)
    Makes me wonder how different the team selection would have been had Nakano stayed eligible. Would Haruka be bumped for Nakano, or would Kanako and Haruka both get looked over for Nakano and Suguri? BTW, I think it's a great idea that JSF is supporting the younger up and coming skaters like Kanako and Haruka. I love Suguri, but I think JSF is doing the right thing when looking toward its future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lilshorty View Post
    Makes me wonder how different the team selection would have been had Nakano stayed eligible. Would Haruka be bumped for Nakano, or would Kanako and Haruka both get looked over for Nakano and Suguri? BTW, I think it's a great idea that JSF is supporting the younger up and coming skaters like Kanako and Haruka. I love Suguri, but I think JSF is doing the right thing when looking toward its future.
    If looking back at the precedent as for deciding the special reinforcing players, JSF are apt to regard the placing on the podium in Japan Nationals as important.

    The result of Japan Nationals in last December were Asada in 1st place, Suzuki in 2nd place, Nakano in 3rd place, Ando in 4th place, Murakami in 5th place, Imai in 6th place and Suguri in 7th place.

    The result of Junior Japan Nationals in last November were Kanako Murakami in 1st place, Haruka Imai in 2nd place and Kyoko Fujisawa in 3rd place.

    Therefore, I think that if Nakano has remained in eligible player, Nakano, as a matter of course, was selected into the special reinforcing players.
    But, in such case, it is delicate whether Haruka Imai will be selected into them. If there was such case, even Ando might have stood on the edge of a cliff.
    Last edited by Akira Andrea; 05-26-2010 at 08:05 AM.

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