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    Japanese Figure Skating news - After Sochi

    Since the other japanese figure skating news thread is now closed here's another one.

    I've just checked the official website of the world championships 2014 and saw the names of Takahashi, Asada and Suzuki included on the japanese team. Hopefully this means that they've really decided to go to worlds.

    http://wfc2014.jp/english/skaters/index.html

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    Yuzuru left for Toronto today after having spent 2 days with his family (and being celebrated high and low), so he's trying to squeeze in some training before Saitama.

    Video of him at the airport.

    Cute: Yuzu meeting with kids and giving comments on his programs.
    Yuzuru commenting his own performances

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    Can anyone translate what he said about his programs?

    That was very sweet he let the kids wear the medal!

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    Akiko and Dai have niggling injuries at the moment and they both hope they can take part!

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    A moving update from Akko-chan's blog

    Here's the translation
    Support Daisuke, join Daisuke Takahashi Road to Sochi

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    Quote Originally Posted by ostile17 View Post
    A moving update from Akko-chan's blog

    Here's the translation
    Awwww, look at those teary-eyed babies in that picture!!! That is so sweet <3
    I really hope both go to Tokyo to close out their careers in a splendid fashion on home ice.

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    Awwwwwwwww I hope Dai and Akiko at Worlds

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    JSF announced that they send Kozuka to Worlds instead of Takahashi. His knee got worse and needs a rest. Wish Kozuka will be well prepared for Worlds.
    http://skatingjapan.or.jp/image_data/EVENT/2120_2.pdf

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    So sad that Daisuke will not be at Worlds, was so hoping his final competitive skate would be on home ice.

    Here's hoping Kozuka does great!

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    Happy for Kozuka, hope he does well there.

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    Is Kanako going? Mao and Akiko seem to be confirmed...

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    Found an interesting video
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5jAQT9mSbc

    Miyabi Oba's 3Lo-3Lo (rotated!) and 3A attempt (good!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ajax View Post
    Awwww, look at those teary-eyed babies in that picture!!! That is so sweet <3
    I really hope both go to Tokyo to close out their careers in a splendid fashion on home ice.
    Awww. . . now I am really shipping those two!!
    BARK LESS. WAG MORE.

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    i wonder...is adult skating big in japan or is it more of a western country culture?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ronniev View Post
    i wonder...is adult skating big in japan or is it more of a western country culture?
    Hopefully now that Midori Ito is doing Obderdorf "adult Worlds", it will become more popular. I doubt it is as big as in US. If noting else, the limited ice time would make it even harder for someone with a full-time job to find sessions that would work with their schedule.

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    Though I'm sad for Daisuke Takahashi, I'm happy for Takahiko Kozuka, whom despite winning bronze at Japanese Nationals was left off the Olympic Team in favor of Dai, whom finished 5th (I agreed with the decision by the JSF though). Now Kozuka gets his shot at Worlds, and in Japan of all places, yeah!

    NMURA, thanks so much for that wonderful video! It's always a joy to see up & coming skaters, some of them prodigies. Whose that girl in the beginning of the video whom the video focuses on the most? She's gorgeous and towers over the two that came in 2nd & 3rd. She looks mixed. Also, love the one that did the fully rotated clean 3R/3R combo. and also the one that did the 3axel (shades of Mao Asada).

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    Quote Originally Posted by ioana View Post
    Hopefully now that Midori Ito is doing Obderdorf "adult Worlds", it will become more popular. I doubt it is as big as in US. If noting else, the limited ice time would make it even harder for someone with a full-time job to find sessions that would work with their schedule.
    she's doing adult worlds? thats amazing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ronniev View Post
    she's doing adult worlds? thats amazing!
    Love, love, love her skating in International Adult Figure Skating Competition in 2013. Her 2A Her skating keeps me smiling.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8u61RBss8s

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    Quote Originally Posted by NadineWhite View Post
    Though I'm sad for Daisuke Takahashi, I'm happy for Takahiko Kozuka, whom despite winning bronze at Japanese Nationals was left off the Olympic Team in favor of Dai. Now Kozuka gets his shot at Worlds, and in Japan of all places, yeah!
    Best wishes to Dai for a full recovery! Rock the home ice, Taka!

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