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    2011-2012 Japanese Projected Assignments

    These are my guesses for next season...based on Nationals, Jr. Nationals, GP, JGP, and age analysis...feel free to comment/disagree...

    MEN

    Senior Grand Prix
    Kozuka, Oda, Takahashi, Hanyu, Mura, Machida, Murakami, Nakamura (aging out of Juniors)

    Junior Grand Prix
    Tanaka, Kihara, Hino, Itai, Uno, Tsuboi

    Senior B
    Nakaniwa, Kondoh (aging out)

    LADIES

    Senior Grand Prix
    Asada, Suguri, Suzuki, Imai, Murakami (assuming they will all compete)
    Ando is taking the season off, I believe

    Possibly GP, or at least Senior B: S. Ishikawa, S. Kokubun (both will be too old for JGP)

    Junior Grand Prix
    Shoji, Nishino (these two possibly Senior GP)
    Tomotaki, Kemanai, Fujisawa, Miyahara, M. Oba, H. Suzuki, Ueno, Oshikawa, K. Muramoto
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    If by M. Oba, you mean Miyabi Ohba, then she is most definitely not aged out of the JGP as she was born in 1995. I think she will be on the JGP for sure.
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    Whoops, thanks oleada. I wrote 11/91 instead of 8/95 for some reason. Strange. Updating above list.

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    FYI, here's the link to Japan's version of their national team envelopes for the 2010-11 season that includes skaters' birthdates: http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/showthread.php?t=74163

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    I'm thinking Shoji and/or Nishino may appear on the SGP if not just for NHK as an invite, since Shoji has already done quite well on the JGP and Nishino has been on the JGP circuit since the 2007-08 season (She finished 3rd at the JGPF that year behind Nagasu and Flatt, 4th at Jr. Worlds)-- particularly after their solid Nationals showings thus far. If Fujisawa does well she may be put on SGP or given senior B events since she's been on the JGP circuit for a while too... though she's so ridiculously talented yet inconsistent (21st in SP and 5th in LP at Japanese Junior Championships) so I don't even know if JSF knows what to make of her

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    I know Risa isn't old enough for senior ISU championships next season but she will be old enough to compete on the SGP, so if she medals at Junior Worlds, I wouldn't be surprised if she chose to do that, because then she'd have 1 GP assured and I'm sure she could be given NHK on top of that. She has been skating very well this season.

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    Ando is taking next year off?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loves_Shizuka View Post
    Ando is taking next year off?
    Eys according to an interview with Morozov. He said she would have taken this year but worlds was in in Japan so she will take next year if and then come back for Sochi. I have to wonder if her injuries will hold up but I hope she can continue if she wants to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by C_T_T_ View Post
    Eys according to an interview with Morozov. He said she would have taken this year but worlds was in in Japan so she will take next year if and then come back for Sochi.
    Yes, Tracy Wilson mentioned it as well during the grand prix final.

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    At first thought, I think Noooo, she won't come back, but maybe it's a good plan. Revitalise, and hopefully come back stronger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loves_Shizuka View Post
    At first thought, I think Noooo, she won't come back, but maybe it's a good plan. Revitalise, and hopefully come back stronger.
    She just won nationals with a monstrosity of a FS score! 137! Love Miki . I wouldn't be surprised if she won Worlds again this March or at least medaled there.

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    My prediction

    Senior GP

    Men
    Kozuka, Oda, Hanyu (2 spots)
    Machida, Mura, Murakami (1 spot at overseas)
    NHK host pick (1 or 2 spots)
    Takahashi retires

    Ladies
    Asada, Murakami, Suzuki (2 spots)
    Nishino, Imai (1 spot at overseas)
    NHK host pick (1 spot)
    Suguri retires
    Ando takes an year off (possibly "Sasha" course)

    Junior GP

    Men (definitely reduced to 6 or 7 spots)
    Keiji Tanaka (1 or 2)
    Ryuichi Kihara (1 or 2)
    Ryuju Hino (1 or 2)
    Sei Kawahara (1)
    Shoma Uno (1)

    Ladies (case of 14 spots)
    Risa Shoji (2)
    Miyabi Oba (2)
    Satoko Miyahara (2)
    Kako Tomotaki (1 or 2)
    Karen Kemanai (1 or 2)
    Yukiko Fujisawa (1 or 2)
    Haruna Suzuki (1)
    Riona Kato (1)
    Roanna Sari Oshikawa (0 or 1)
    Saya Ueno (0 or 1)

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