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    Japan Open 2013

    The preliminary line up for Japan Open (5th October) has been announced:

    Japan: Daisuke Takahashi, Takahiko Kozuka, Mao Asada, 1 lady TBD
    North America: Jeff Buttle, Kevin Reynolds, Joannie Rochette, Ashley Wagner
    Europe: Javier Fernandez, Michal Brezina, Ladies TBD

    Guest Skaters: Shizuka Arakawa

    http://www.tv-tokyo.co.jp/japanopen2013/

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    great cast! include Kostner, one of the Russian wunderkids and kanako or akiko and you have a great line-up!

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    Yay for Wagner going again! And if Rochette is training for this, she might as well train for the Olympcis too. I thought they would prefer Abbott or even Aaron than Reynolds...

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    Carnival on Ice will also happen after Japan Open.
    http://www.tv-tokyo.co.jp/coi2013/index.html#menu

    Skaters will be the participants in Japan Open and more guest.
    Date: October 5th, 2013
    Place: Saitama Super Arena

    By the way, Michal Brezina is schedule conflicted with Symphony Ice in his mother country.
    Wondering which he will participate in?
    http://www.ticketportal.cz/event.aspx?ID=183119

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    Pity that they never now invite Lambiel...

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    Stéphane Lambiel is busy anyway he will perform in Rock Circus shows in Switzerland on October 5th.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Yay for Wagner going again! And if Rochette is training for this, she might as well train for the Olympcis too. I thought they would prefer Abbott or even Aaron than Reynolds...
    Reynolds has a huge following in Japan - he'll help sell tickets presumably.
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    Thanks to his victory at 4CC and a TV program in which he happened to appear, Reynolds became popular even among the casual figure skating fans there. People recognize him as a skater of excellent quads, good Japanese speaker, big fan of Japanese games, and another skater who has a strange Chinese character on his costume. He is so much loved by them.He skates at Mao's shows, The Ice tour, this summer, so he'll be more popular.

    His fluent Japanese is just
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xi2X6gVaAps

    As for the schedule, I'm afraid i'ts hard for the skaters like Ashley, Mao, Dai, and Taka to skate at JO, 'cause the interval between JO(and CoI) and SA is only two weeks. I wish their federations didn't send the skaters who skates at SA.

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    I had no idea he speaks Japanese! Impressed
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    I didn't know he speaks Japanes either. Good for him!

    I actually thought the fans would rather watch Abbott but guess not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rosewood View Post
    Thanks to his victory at 4CC and a TV program in which he happened to appear, Reynolds became popular even among the casual figure skating fans there. People recognize him as a skater of excellent quads, good Japanese speaker, big fan of Japanese games, and another skater who has a strange Chinese character on his costume. He is so much loved by them.He skates at Mao's shows, The Ice tour, this summer, so he'll be more popular.

    His fluent Japanese is just
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xi2X6gVaAps

    As for the schedule, I'm afraid i'ts hard for the skaters like Ashley, Mao, Dai, and Taka to skate at JO, 'cause the interval between JO(and CoI) and SA is only two weeks. I wish their federations didn't send the skaters who skates at SA.
    wow! incredible....Did he study it at school?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    I didn't know he speaks Japanes either. Good for him!

    I actually thought the fans would rather watch Abbott but guess not.
    Wow, impressed with Kevin's Japanese.

    I heard the Japanese love Abbot too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    I didn't know he speaks Japanes either. Good for him!

    I actually thought the fans would rather watch Abbott but guess not.
    Abbott is my favorite skater, but I'm actually glad to see Kevin get the nod. His results this past season should not go unrewarded.

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    Hoping Akiko takes a bit of rest and Kanako goes to JO instead! Though in reality I just hope every skater gets what they want :]

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    Quote Originally Posted by robinhood View Post
    wow! incredible....Did he study it at school?
    I heard he used to study Japanese by himself, however he's been taking private lessons once a week since WTT 2013.According to his interview:http://web.canon.jp/event/skating/in...reynolds1.html He likes the feeling of the sounds of Japanese language. According to the blog of Kenji Miyamoto, a Japanese choreographer, Reynolds talked with him more than a half in Japanese. That's really surprising.

    Quote Originally Posted by spikydurian View Post
    I heard the Japanese love Abbot too.
    Sure.People love his butter skating, artistry, musicality, and his personality. Supposedly both of Abbot and Reynolds have certain market in Japan. The difference might be Reynolds is newly attracting the attention of casual skating fans, however Abbot is already more widely noticed IMO.

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    Looks like a very good lineup! Can't wait to see everyone's new programs!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rosewood View Post
    I heard he used to study Japanese by himself, however he's been taking private lessons once a week since WTT 2013.According to his interview:http://web.canon.jp/event/skating/in...reynolds1.html He likes the feeling of the sounds of Japanese language. According to the blog of Kenji Miyamoto, a Japanese choreographer, Reynolds talked with him more than a half in Japanese. That's really surprising.


    Sure.People love his butter skating, artistry, musicality, and his personality. Supposedly both of Abbot and Reynolds have certain market in Japan. The difference might be Reynolds is newly attracting the attention of casual skating fans, however Abbot is already more widely noticed IMO.
    He must be very smart and comitted. I took Japanese lessons twice a week for 8 months and I can say the numbers and hello, my name is...I even forgot the hiragana (sp?) alphabet
    Anyway, reynolds deserves it and he has the looks of a manga anime character as well, no wonder he's popular there

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    Quote Originally Posted by NONKO View Post
    By the way, Michal Brezina is schedule conflicted with Symphony Ice in his mother country.
    Wondering which he will participate in?
    http://www.ticketportal.cz/event.aspx?ID=183119
    Michal is surely going to Japan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alilou View Post
    Reynolds has a huge following in Japan - he'll help sell tickets presumably.
    Well, if Dai is there rest assured that he will sell out alone!
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    I'm impressed with Kevin's language skills, also.
    In the video he looks about the same age as the young people he is speaking with!

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