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    Nobunari Oda is a dad again!

    Thanks to Rayhaneh, who has told us about this in the Japanese Skater news thread:

    Nobunari Oda has become a dad for the second time

    http://hochi.yomiuri.co.jp/osaka/spo...OHO1T00037.htm

    It's another boy who was born on January 5th. They named him Shinnosuke ^_^

    Congrats to the family on the new addition!
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    Congratulations to Oda and his wife on the birth of their son!

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    Congratulations to Nobunari and his family!

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    Congratulations! A second son for Nobunari, I think?

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskarne View Post
    Congratulations! A second son for Nobunari, I think?
    Yes - I think his oldest was born in 2010 and is named Shintaro. There is the occasional cute pic on Oda's Twitter.

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    But, but, but ... he's too yooooooung to be a daddy

    Congrats to him and the mommy too!
    Last edited by professordeb; 01-09-2013 at 05:42 PM. Reason: I forgot the "u" in young ... bad me.
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    Beautiful news!!!

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    Will he retire and get a proper job to support them?

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    Skating is not a proper job???!!? I have a friend who is an acupuncturist and people keep asking her when she's going to get a 'real' job. Says a lot about people and how they view the world... *sigh*

    To me a proper job is something ethical and honest where you are paid for the value you create. I think there's a lot of money to be made in skating (shows, etc) especially in Japan

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    Since Oda didn't seem to need to retire and seek a new career when Shintaro was born or when his wife became pregnant again, I'm going to guess they can manage financially with him skating. Not that it's any of our business.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rock2 View Post
    Skating is not a proper job???!!? I have a friend who is an acupuncturist and people keep asking her when she's going to get a 'real' job. Says a lot about people and how they view the world... *sigh*
    I think when the initial post talked about getting a "proper job", it might have been in reference to getting a more financially lucrative job. Not everyone on FSU's first language in english.

    On that topic, does the JSF have an exceptionally generous funding program for their national team for Oda to be able to support two children?

    I can't imagine he has a lot of $$ coming in from endorsements, especially with no World/Olympic medals, and living in the shadow of his more accomplished Japanese teammates. Perhaps he or his wife come from a wealthy family.
    Last edited by aidan; 01-09-2013 at 06:55 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IceIceBaby View Post
    Will he retire and get a proper job to support them?
    WTF???
    There is nothing more captivating in this world than a woman's form gracing the ice in skating boots. It's simply sensational!

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    LOL! Because I remember how Oda has complained how hard it is to be away from his son and how financially difficult it is for his family. I just wondered that now that he has two sons, it will be twice as difficult and expensive.

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    Awww...Wonderful news!! Congratulations to the Family and Welcome to the World Little One!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by IceIceBaby View Post
    Will he retire and get a proper job to support them?
    The Japanese skaters are like celebrities in their country with numerous shows and televised events spreading their fame and popularity. This isn't the US we're talking about here.

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    Congrats!

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    CONGRATULATIONS TO NOBUNARI & HIS WIFE ON ADDING ANOTHER SON TO THEIR LOVELY FAMILY!

    IIRC Oda is supposed to be related to some great warlord? I'm sure it's him!

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    Congrats to Nobu & his family!

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    Quote Originally Posted by museksk8r View Post
    The Japanese skaters are like celebrities in their country with numerous shows and televised events spreading their fame and popularity. This isn't the US we're talking about here.
    I understand that skaters like Asada, Takahashi, Hanyu, Ando, Suzuki are big celebrites in Japan. They are all World medalists and are the current stars in Japan.

    I'm surprised that Oda is so popular in Japan and that he's getting multiple endorsements/shows, since he isn't even among the top 3 Japanese men. I recall reading a thread about Fumie Suguri, a multiple World medalist and National Champion, who was struggling to find sponsors/endorsements/funding. I realize that Suguri is well past her prime (many people would argue Oda is as well), but her past accomplishments would certainly justify more "celebrity" status then Oda.

    And I'm not sure how the Japanese public regards Oda's issues with drunk driving, but you'd think that would be a strike against him.

    Quote Originally Posted by NadineWhite View Post
    IIRC Oda is supposed to be related to some great warlord? I'm sure it's him!
    I had forgotten about that. Perhaps family wealth is a factor in being able to continue skating with two children.
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    Congratulations to Nobu and his wife!

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