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    Japan's Fuji TV signs Nagasu for Worlds coverage


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    Mirai Nagasu makes the (Fuji TV) team for figure skating worlds - by Phil Hersh, Los Angeles Times

    She'll be doing interviews for the Japanese Network's coverage from the stands.

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    That totally rocks! What a cool gig.

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    Haha wow, good for her! This will be fun.

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    How nice for her. I presume all expenses paid and a stiipend added on. Good luck to her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joesitz View Post
    How nice for her. I presume all expenses paid and a stiipend added on. Good luck to her.
    Well she lives in L.A.... But she does get to go to Worlds for free. I think it's awesome for her....

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    Awesome! She speaks lovely Japanese!!

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    Hmm...This could only be good for her going into the Olympic Year. Worked well for Meissner in '05

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    What great news for Mirai!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Dog View Post
    Hmm...This could only be good for her going into the Olympic Year. Worked well for Meissner in '05
    That's exactly what i thought!

    Ant

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    Good for her! What a nice opportunity!

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    It is a good news. Good for her

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    Do you think it's a plot to make her a Japanese citizen?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joesitz View Post
    Do you think it's a plot to make her a Japanese citizen?
    I think they're definitely very into her. Could be, I don't know. Interesting and very clever way to do it if it is.

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    Mirai already has Japanese citizenship, she is a dual citizen.of the U.S. and Japan. I think what you guys are trying to get @ is if she'll be an athlete that officially represents Japan. I think she has a better chance of being a top tier skater in the U.S.

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    Quote Originally Posted by camion View Post
    Mirai already has Japanese citizenship, she is a dual citizen.of the U.S. and Japan. I think what you guys are trying to get @ is if she'll be an athlete that officially represents Japan. I think she has a better chance of being a top tier skater in the U.S.
    While the ladies in Japan are quite deep, they had a very disappointing Junior Worlds. I think with none in the top 10 they will only have 1 spot at Junior Worlds next season. And on the senior side, there are quite a few veterans who seem like perennials. That said, Mirai does seem to fit into an age gap that could make her an attractive choice for Team Japan. Bottom line though, as a recent US champion, I think it would be very unlikely the US would release her.

    She is adorable. Hope she has fun with this opportunity.

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