Japanese figure skating 2020-21 season news & updates

Natanielle825

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I couldn't watch, she looks sooo thin.
On an unrelated trivial note, those bangs were her best idea and I wish Kaori would get some too.
 

gotoschool

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You can even go further and watch her skate
Thank you for the link. The smoothness and fluidity of Mai's movements are simply sublime, with edges like a knife cutting butter and her jumps are quite good considering it has been such a long time since she skated on ice and most of all she skates with a lot of feeling and soul. The legacy of Mao's marvelously artistic and expressive skating lives on in wonderfully unique ways in two skaters who expressed that she was their inspiration: Rika Kihira and Mai Mihara.
 

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Kinki Reg Sr Men SP
1. Kazuki Tomono Doshisha University 86.47 Q
2. Kazuki Kushida Kwansei Gakuin University 73.77 Q
3. Mitsuki Sumoto Kansai University 68.64 Q
4. Taichi Honda Kansai University 66.34 Q
5. Shoya Ichihashi Kansai University 48.51 Q
6. Sumi Moriguchi Kinoshita Academy 47.09 Q
7. Takeya Tsujimura Doshisha University 45.68 Q
8. Shinichi Yamada Kwansei Gakuin University 44.05 Q
9. Yuji Maekawa Osaka City University FSC 35.24 Q
 

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Kanto Regionals Results

Senior Men SP
1. Yuma Kagiyama Seisa Kokusai Yokohama 98.46 Q
2. Shun Sato Fuji Corporation 77.90 Q

Senior Ladies SP
1. Shiika Yoshioka Uekusa Gakuen University High School 54.92 Q
2. Masuda Mimu Hakuho Girls' High School 46.03 Q
3. Mone Kamishiraishi Yamanashi Gakuin University 45.06 Q
4. Rin Fujimoto Yamanashi Gakuin University 43.69 Q
5. Tamari Suzuki Nippon Sport Science University 43.35 Q
6. Sato Sana Utsunomiya Figure C 36.06 Q
7. Ho Tanaka, Daito Bunka University 33.73 Q
8. Matsubara Akane Saitama Ice Arena FC 33.27 Q
9. Airi Yamazaki Saitama Sakae High School 32.29 Q
10. Ayabe Hanane Daito Bunka University 30.73 Q
11. Kim Shi Mio Summer Daito Bunka University 27.36 Q
12. Ai Shimizu Nippon Sport Science University 26.70 Q
 

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Kanto Regionals Senior men SP (2 skaters)

1 Yuma Kagiyama 98.46
4S3T 4T 3A

2 Shun Sato 77.90
4T3T 3Lz(foot down) 3A(fall) (botched spin)
Kagiyama's SP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=67MeOTbiu9s

Some Regionals articles after the SP:

Yuma Kagiyama: https://www.nikkansports.com/sports/news/202010030000849.html

Kazuki Tomono (4T+2T, 4Sq, 3A): https://www.nikkansports.com/sports/news/202010030000947.html
SP video tweeted in 2 parts: https://twitter.com/tsuyoboogie/status/1312346644629741569

Kaori Sakamoto (2A, 3F+3T, 3Lo): https://www.nikkansports.com/sports/news/202010030000405.html

Mai Mihara (3Lz+2T, 2A, 3Loq): https://www.nikkansports.com/sports/news/202010030000270.html

Mana Kawabe (3A<< 2fted/fell out, 3Lzq, 3Lo+3T): https://www.nikkansports.com/sports/news/202010030000318.html

Yuna Shiraiwa (3Lz!+3T<, 2A, 3Lo): https://www.nikkansports.com/sports/news/202010030000417.html

Ayaka Hosoda (3Aq, 3S, 3F+2T): https://www.nikkansports.com/sports/news/202010030000519.html

Shiika Yoshioka: https://www.nikkansports.com/sports/news/202010030000470.html

Some videos & articles are posted in the Japan Open thread: https://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/threads/2020-japan-open-october-3-carnival-on-ice-gala.107589/
 
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Kinki Regional Junior Ladies medalists: https://twitter.com/figureskatingm1/status/1312390211951710211
Momoka Maeno 156.84
Sae Shimizu 153.99
Azusa Tanaka 141.65 (competed at JGP Lake Placid last year)
The top 12 jr ladies from Kinki Regionals advance to West Sectionals. Sara Honda [Marin's younger sister] unfortunately ended in 16th place after a rough SP and FS, so her road to this season’s Jr Nationals ends here.
Kinki Regional Junior Men final results: https://twitter.com/tsuyoboogie/status/1312308356040650752
Top 4:
Takeru Kataise 202.95 1 1 (131.39 FS) - jumps with + GOE were 3A+2T, 3A, 3Lz, 3Lz+3T (FS video tweeted in 2 parts; scroll up for his SP video): https://twitter.com/tsuyoboogie/status/1312366726453981184
Sena Miyake 179.63 3 3
Shuntaro Asaga 177.33 4 2
Nozomu Yoshioka 176.26 2 5

Kanto Regional Junior Men SP was won by Kao Miura (71.44) - landed 3A, 3Lz(e), 3F+3T. (He is 15 and scheduled to make his senior international debut at NHK Trophy.)
 

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Yuma Kagiyama scored 188.75 in his FS at Kanto Regional (107.59 TES/81.16 PCS), 287.21 total - jumps landed: 4S+3T, 4T, 3F, 4S, 3A+1Eu+3S, 3Lz+3Lo 3A(step): https://twitter.com/figureskatingm1/status/1312634110393769984
Shun Sato scored 120.52 in his FS, 198.42 total.
They will meet again at NHK Trophy (eta) along with Kao Miura who won Junior Men 197.84 (126.40 FS).
 
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Kinki Regional Senior Ladies final top 10 - FS play-by-play with program music: https://twitter.com/figureskatingm1/status/1312635964943024128

Kaori Sakamoto 218.35 1 1 (143.47 in FS) - Matrix OST - landed 7 triples (eta: 5 were called clean)
Mana Kawabe 188.48 4 2 (130.56) - 3A< step out+7 triples (will make her senior international debut at NHK Trophy)
Mai Mihara 173.38 3 3 (113.69) :) 4 clean triples
Ayumi Kagotani 165.71 6 5 (109.78)
Riko Takino 165.36 2 7 (104.90)
Yuna Shiraiwa 164.64 5 6 (107.44)
Ayaka Hosoda 156.23 7 8 (100.71)
Nonoka Noguchi 151.02 13 4 (110.33) - skated #12 of 24 (final skater of FS group 2, 5 clean triples)
Harue Inoue 141.03 9 9 (94.47)
Moa Iwano 139.96 10 10 (93.88)
 
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Kinki Regional Senior Ladies final top 10 - FS play-by-play with program music: https://twitter.com/figureskatingm1/status/1312635964943024128

Kaori Sakamoto 218.35 1 1 (143.47 in FS) - Matrix OST - landed 7 triples (eta: 5 were called clean)

I am one happy person!

Mana Kawabe 188.48 4 2 (130.56) - 3A< step out+7 triples (will make her senior international debut at NHK Trophy)
Mai Mihara 173.38 3 3 (113.69) :) 4 clean triples
Ayumi Kagotani 165.71 6 5 (109.78)
Riko Takino 165.36 2 7 (104.90)
Yuna Shiraiwa 164.64 5 6 (107.44)
Ayaka Hosoda 156.23 7 8 (100.71)
Nonoka Noguchi 151.02 13 4 (110.33) - skated #12 of 24 (final skater of FS group 2, 5 clean triples)
Harue Inoue 141.03 9 9 (94.47)
Moa Iwano 139.96 10 10 (93.88)
 

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Kanto Regionals Sr Ladies Top 5

1. Shiika Yoshioka Uekusa Gakuen University High School 1 1 141.87 (86.95 FS)
2. Mone Kamishiraishi Yamanashi Gakuin University 3 2 130.42 (85.36 FS)
3. Masuda Mimu Hakuho Girls' High School 2 3 124.27 (78.24)
4. Rino Fujimoto Yamanashi Gakuin University 4 5 115.18 (71.49 FS)
5. Sana Sato Utsunomiya Figure C 6 4 111.13 (75.07 FS)
 

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Kinoshita Academy (Mie Hamada) dominated Kinki Regionals Novice A Ladies

1.Mao Shimada 105.25 3A<< 3Lz+3T+2T 3Lo 3F! 3S+3T 3Lz
2.Sakurako Daimon 101.90
3.Ayumi Shibayama 98.69
4.Ikura Kushida 98.48
5.Haruna Murakami 97.10
 
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Kinki Regionals Senior Men Top 5
Kazuki Tomono 215.61 (129.14 FS)
Mitsuki Sumoto 194.66 (126.02 FS)
Kazuki Kushida 189.79 (116.02 FS)
Taichi Honda 180.58 (114.24 FS)
Sumishi Moriguchi 174.08 (126.99 FS)
 

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@rosewood do we have updates about Nagai and Co?
I was kinda :huh: about some of those GP spots given away.
It's just my guess but basically 1) they chose skaters for NHK based on last season's SB 2) they wanted to give a chance to as many Sr debuting up-comers as possible 3)they thought Mihara is worthy to get a spot for NHK as a comeback skater.

ISU's SB of last season:
*Kihira, *Miyahara, Higuchi, Sakamoto, Matsuike(#27, Jr, 193.03), Yokoi, Yamashita, Kawabe(#38, Jr, 185.22), Araki(#41, Jr, 181.80), Honda, Kawabata(Nationals bronze, #52, Jr, 177.86 ), Uramatsu(#61, Jr, 171.32) // Shiraiwa(#63, 170.03), Sumiyoshi(#79, Jr, 161.06)

10 skaters based on 2019-2020 BS + Mihara =11
I guess the TBD spot will go to the one among Shiraiwa (based on SB, withdrew from Nationals due to injuries), Hongo (come back skater), Young You (Hamada's student, if restrictions allow), or Nagai (who placed higher at Nats than some of those skaters who got a spot). Maybe JSF is monitoring those skaters (at Regionals etc) and CV19 environments.
 
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Top FS scores of this season so far- 100+

Kaori Sakamoto 143 JPN REG
Mana Kawabe 130 JPN REG
Mako Yamashita 126 Japan Open
Wakaba Higuchi 123 Japan Open
Rika Hongo 115 JPN REG
Mai Mihara 113 JPN REG
Tomoe Kawabata 112 Japan Open
Nonoka Noguchi 110 JPN REG
Yuhana Yokoi 109 Japan Open
Ayumi Kagotani 109 JPN REG
Yura Matsuda 108 JPN REG
Hana Yoshida 107 Japan Open
Yuna Shiraiwa 107 JPN REG
Miyabi Oba 105 JPN REG
Rin Nitaya 105 JPN REG
Riko Takino 104 JPN REG
Ayaka Hosoda 100 JPN REG
Hina Takeno 100 JPN REG
 

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You can even go further and watch her skate

Her skating is really beautiful but I hope she gets her health issues sorted out. She looks way too thin, not sure if it’s the result of an eating disorder or other illness or both. Hope she continues to recover so we can see her back on international I’ve eventually!
 

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Her skating is really beautiful but I hope she gets her health issues sorted out. She looks way too thin, not sure if it’s the result of an eating disorder or other illness or both. Hope she continues to recover so we can see her back on international I’ve eventually!

I heard a rumor it's an auto-immune desease, started serveral years back.

ETD: I found the article, https://www.asahi.com/articles/ASJBK3F4QJBKUTQP00D.html. She's been suffering from juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA). Please correct me if I misinterpreted the article.
 
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Top FS scores of this season so far- 100+

Kaori Sakamoto 143 JPN REG
Mana Kawabe 130 JPN REG
Mako Yamashita 126 Japan Open
Wakaba Higuchi 123 Japan Open
Rika Hongo 115 JPN REG
Mai Mihara 113 JPN REG
Tomoe Kawabata 112 Japan Open
Nonoka Noguchi 110 JPN REG
Yuhana Yokoi 109 Japan Open
Ayumi Kagotani 109 JPN REG
Yura Matsuda 108 JPN REG
Hana Yoshida 107 Japan Open
Yuna Shiraiwa 107 JPN REG
Miyabi Oba 105 JPN REG
Rin Nitaya 105 JPN REG
Riko Takino 104 JPN REG
Ayaka Hosoda 100 JPN REG
Hina Takeno 100 JPN REG

I hope Rika Hongo gets TBD at NHH Trophy. I want to see her Ghost in the Shell FS there.
 

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I heard a rumor it's an auto-immune desease, started serveral years back.

ETD: I found the article, https://www.asahi.com/articles/ASJBK3F4QJBKUTQP00D.html. She's been suffering from juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA). Please correct me if I misinterpreted the article.
Oh poor Mai! It’s an awful condition to deal with and difficult to get the meds right (lots of trial and error to find the best combo). I hope she can continue to manage it well and compete from time to time.
 

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Watching her two performances at the 2020 Regionals, I'm filled with mixed feelings for Mai. 🌹🌹🌹:wuzrobbed:wuzrobbed

Mai, you are a so strong woman. Your love for skating is amazing. I don't know what to say other than this.
Did I miss something about Mai? Has she been having difficulties? I thought her FS here looked pretty good.
 

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