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For @Jeschke - "Yuka Nagai (21), who will retire from active duty only this season when she graduates from Waseda University, has vowed to make a comeback free"
Thanks!
What means 'only'?
Is there a possibility she is staying? #confused
 

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Eastern Sectional Championships results are being updated in the Kiss & Cry section: https://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/th...estic-competitions.107441/page-2#post-5892872


Yuma Kagiyama will debut a FS to the Avatar OST, choreographed remotely by Lori Nichol, tomorrow (he had previously skated to the Lord of the Rings musical at Japan Open & Kanto Regionals):
Is this the 3rd FS Yuma has announced for this season?
 

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I think this is the second FS. Take Five was originally announced as the SP. I'm still incredibly disappointed he changed it.
Didn't he announce Princess Mononoke around the same time, then say he changed both, and now the newest FS? Or something like that.
 

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East Senior Ladies Final Results (top 11)

1. Wakaba Higuchi 203.24
2. Shiika Yoshioka 174.12
3. Rinka Watanabe 167.19
4. Akari Matsubara 163.12
5. Tomoe Kawabata 155.97
6. Yuka Nagai 154.20
7. Hirotani Honoka 153.42
8. Yuna Aoki 152.45
9. Rika Oya 151.97
10. Marin Honda 144.11
11. Ibuki Sato 141.71
 

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East Senior Men (top 5)
1. Shun Sato 229.18
2. Yuma Kagiyama 212.32
3. Taichiro Yamakuma 203.36
4. Kento Kobayashi 180.56
5. Ryo Kobayashi 169.55
 

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Very low score for Marin Honda. What happened with her?
All triples and 2A were UR or DG or q except one 3T. She needs to overhaul her jumping technique.
No coach can help her unless she's really willing to work hard, though.
 
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Sylvia

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To be fair, Honda has been affected by injury:
Marin Honda (said her right shoulder, dislocated before Tokyo Regionals last month, is healed and she "hasn't had any pain for the past two weeks."):
And Marin's confidence seems low & emotions high: https://www.nikkansports.com/sports/news/202011070000608.html
She will join older brother Taichi at Nationals.

Byes & exemptions through 2020-21 qualifying competition season document (Oct. 7, 2020) https://www.skatingjapan.or.jp/common/img/info/2020_qualifying.pdf

Seeded senior singles skaters with byes to Nationals: Shoma Uno, Yuzuru Hanyu, Yuma Kagiyama; Rika Kihira, Wakaba Higuchi, Tomoe Kawabata, Satoko Miyahara
Exemptions (assigned to a GP & training overseas): Koshiro Shimada (Eastern Sectional Senior man); Riku Miura/Ryuichi Kihara (pair); Rikako Fukase/Oliver Zhang & Kana Muramoto/Daisuke Takahashi (ice dance)

ETA:

Western Sectional Ladies top 11 advance to Nationals:
1. Kaori SAKAMOTO Sysmex 1 2 200.23 (129.83 FS)
2. Mai MIHARA Sysmex 2 1 194.87 (130.37 FS)
3. Rin NITAYA 5 3 187.82 (125.87 FS)
4. Mana KAWABE Kinoshita Academy 4 4 186.73 (123.63 FS)
5. Yuna SHIRAIWA KANSAI UNIV SKATING CLUB 3 5 185.29 (121.23 FS)
6. Mako YAMASHITA Chukyo Senior High School 6 6 181.46 (121.16 FS)
7. Yuhana YOKOI 14 7 168.83 (116.43 FS)
8. Hina TAKENO 10 8 168.30 (111.69 FS)
9. Rika HONGO 7 10 162.07 (104.45 FS)
10. Yura MATSUDA 11 9 161.27 (106.19 FS)
11. Riko TAKINO KANSAI UNIV SKATING CLUB 8 12 156.05

Eastern Sectional Ladies top 11 advance to Nationals:
1. Wakaba HIGUCHI Meiji Univ. NOEVIR 1 1 203.24 (132.53 FS)
2. Shiika YOSHIOKA 2 2 174.12 (113.89 FS)
3. Rinka WATANABE AomoriYamada hs FSC 6 3 167.19 (111.77 FS)
4. Akari MATSUBARA Meiji Univ 3 6 163.12 (103.13 FS)
5. Tomoe KAWABATA Waseda Univ 4 9 155.97
6. Yuka NAGAI Waseda Univ 11 5 154.20 (106.33 FS)
7. Honoka HIROTANI 5 7 153.42
8. Yuna AOKI Nihon Univ 15 4 152.45 (106.53 FS)
9. Rika OYA Meiji Univ 7 8 151.97
10. Marin HONDA JAL 8 12 144.11
11. Ibuki SATOH Meiji Univ 17 10 141.71

Western Sectional Men top 12 advance to Nationals:
1. Sota YAMAMOTO 2 1 221.22 (144.15 FS)
2. Kazuki TOMONO DOSHISHA F.SKATING CLUB 1 4 212.92 (129.30 FS)
3. Keiji TANAKA 3 3 211.05 (134.05 FS)
4. Mitsuki SUMOTO KANSAI UNIV SKATING CLUB 6 2 202.14 (136.09 FS)
5. Ryuju HINO 4 5 199.45
6. Sumitada MORIGUCHI Kinoshita Academy 5 6 190.69
7. Taichi HONDA KANSAI UNIV SKATING CLUB 8 7 177.17
8. Kazuki KUSHIDA 7 10 174.99
9. Koshin YAMADA SMBC 11 8 171.00
10. Kousuke NAKANO 10 9 166.65
11. Takumi SUGIYAMA 9 11 162.27
12. Tatuma FURUYA 13 12 147.87

Eastern Sectional Men top 10 advance to Nationals:
1. Shun SATO FUJI CORPORATION 1 1 229.18 (147.34 FS)
2. Yuma KAGIYAMA Seisa highschool yokohama 2 2 212.32 (140.60 FS)
3. Taichiro YAMAKUMA Meiji Univ 3 3 203.36 (137.01 FS)
4. Kento KOBAYASHI Hosei 5 4 180.56
5. Ryoma KOBAYASHI Hosei 4 7 169.55
6. Kazuki HASEGAWA Science Univ of Tokyo 10 5 164.58
7. Yuki KUNIKATA Nihon Univ 7 6 159.93
8. Reo ISHIZUKA Waseda Univ 6 9 153.92
9. Tsunehito KARAKAWA Nihon Univ 9 8 151.21
10. Kinari SUGAHARA Toyo Univ. 8 10 140.66

The top age-eligible finishers at the National Junior Championships (Nov. 21 - 23, 2020 in Hachinohe, Aomori Prefecture) will receive invites to Nationals.
 
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JSU canceled the pair competition of the National Championships,


The only entry, the team of Miura & Kihara, has been training in Canada. Once they come to Japan, they cannot get the return entry to Canada. JSU will discuss about the pair entry to the Worlds after the National Championships.
 

Sylvia

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Junior Nationals concluded yesterday - I've posted full results in the Kiss & Cry thread along with this results link in English: https://www.jsfresults.com/National/2020-2021/fs_e/national_jr/index.htm

Junior Ladies top 8 (photo of medalists: https://www.instagram.com/p/CH-Ad9UJ-64/):
1. Rino MATSUIKE Chukyo Senior High School 1 1 198.38 (129.32 FS) [FS (1st)]
2. Hanna YOSHIDA Kinoshita Academy 2 2 189.49 (127.44 FS - landed 3A (8.0 base value+2.24 GOE=10.24 points!) [FS (2nd)]
3. Mao SHIMADA Kinoshita Academy 6 3 173.44 (115.55 FS) - Novice A champion [FS (3rd)]
4. Ayumi SHIBAYAMA Kinoshita Academy 4 4 170.68 (112.60 FS) - Novice A, 2nd [FS (4th)]
5. Rion SUMIYOSHI Komaba Gakuen Hich School 3 5 170.37 (110.41 FS) [FS (5th)]
6. Ami NAKAI 7 6 166.32 (109.78 FS) - Novice A, 3rd [FS (6th)]
7. Natsu SUZUKI 10 7 159.32 (104.54 FS) [FS (7th)]
8. Mone CHIBA Sendai FSC 13 8 152.47 (99.30 FS)

Competing at NHK Trophy this week: Junior champ Matsuike & Chisato Urumatsu (9th).

Junior Men top 7 (photo of medalists: https://www.instagram.com/p/CH96MU1p7-H/):
1. Lucastsuyoshi HONDA Kinoshita Academy 1 3 209.48 [FS (3rd)]
2. Kao MIURA KOSE Shinyokohama prince 5 1 207.71 [FS (1st)]
3. Sena MIYAKE Kansai Univ Skating Club 2 4 203.53 [FS (4th)]
4. Yuto KISHINA Kansai Univ Skating Club 3 5 201.73
5. Kosho OSHIMA 6 2 198.84
6. Shunsuke NAKAMURA Kinoshita Academy 8 6 182.23
7. Tatsuya TSUBOI Chukyo Senior High School 4 10 180.56

Competing at NHK Trophy this week: Honda, Miura, Miyake, Kishina (top 4 here) & Nozumu Yoshioka (11th).

Utana YOSHIDA & Shingo NISHIYAMA won Junior Dance 149.80 (3 teams total) - article: https://www.nikkansports.com/sports/news/202011220000759.html
Podium photo: https://www.instagram.com/p/CH90_WZJWiI/

Top 6 Junior men and top 2 Junior ladies will compete at Nationals in Nagano, Dec. 23-27, 2020:
Lucas Tsuyoshi Honda, Kao Miura, Sena Miyake, Yuto Kishina, Kosho Oshima, Shunsuke Nakamura;
Rino Matsuike, Hanna Yoshida, Rion Sumiyoshi (5th), Natsu Suzuki (7th), Mone Chiba (8th), Chisato Uramatsu (9th).

Top 4 ladies articles:
Matsuike: https://www.nikkansports.com/sports/news/202011230000836.html
Yoshida: https://www.nikkansports.com/sports/news/202011230000815.html
Shimada https://www.nikkansports.com/sports/news/202011230000636.html
Shibayama: https://www.nikkansports.com/sports/news/202011230000727.html

Top 2 men articles:
Honda: https://www.nikkansports.com/sports/news/202011230000478.html
Miura: https://www.nikkansports.com/sports/news/202011230000416.html

ETA links above to some FS videos (top 7 ladies, men's medalists) & photos of the medalists in 3 disciplines.
 
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Kaori Sakamoto interview article before NHK Trophy (Nov. 24):

ETA - Komatsubara/Koleto article (Nov. 25):
 
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