After Torino, there's Vancouver too. I'm 18 now, so in four years I'll be 22. I'll go to college for five years, and the fifth year will be the year of Vancouver, so then I'll graduate. I want to become a schoolteacher in the future. I'm an English major right now, and I love English, so I'd like to become a high school English teacher if possible. (...) That's right, I like school. Lots of friends are at school! If I become a teacher, I want to share days of youth with my students. I'm sure it'll be fun!
I'll probably stop skating once I graduate from college. Since there are few rinks in Japan... even if I say I want to become a skating coach, there are a lot of coaches, so it'll be hard. But I might want to become a skating coach later in the future. If I think I want to skate again after becoming a schoolteacher... I'm sure I'll return to the rink.
The Olympics after Vancouver? I'll be 26... Can I do it at 26? I know Elvis [Stojko] and Todd [Eldredge] stayed amateur until they were about 30. I'm not injured right now and my body's fine, but I'm sure it'll be difficult to continue without knowing how my physical strength and muscles will be affected as the years go on. If I'm going to continue, I need to study more about that. I need to know my own body right now and what parts I should train.
(quote from Cutting Edge 2005, translation by one of the FSU users... I'm so sorry, I forgot who I got the link from