06-17-2013, 10:07 AM
^ Yuzuru went back to Canada at the end of April. While he was there he did choreography for his new program with Wilson: he was also spotted by local skaters. After that he (obviously) returned to Japan at the end of May to perform in AOI.
I don't know if he is back to Canada now, but that interview is hardly proof that he is still in Japan, as it's highly likely that it was recorded in one go. I can't find one good reason to make him and Shizuka go back every morning for ten days at 7am just to record 1.30 minutes of interview.
06-17-2013, 10:15 AM
06-17-2013, 10:35 AM
Yeah, I saw his skate at AOI... which only makes my previous question about the coach more legitimate.
Originally Posted by Kalina
06-17-2013, 11:37 AM
Thx guys for all the infor, videos and translations etc.
It's just so sweet to see Yuzu and his sister keeps such close relationship even he's already grown up, even he lives in Toronto now. For all these years, I cannot remember clearly how many times Yuzu talked about his family, but I could be recalled that every time he mentions about his family, I always could feel there's a strong bond between family members in Hanyu family.
Saya, Yuzu's sister, not only looks like Yuna Kim but also has pretty same ability with Yuna Kim in executing 2A. Yuzu mastered his 2A by learning from Saya. Basically Saya is an early role model and a great inspiration for young Yuzu. Yuzu followed Saya in many fields, trained in same ice rinks and joined same skating clubs, and also Yuzu went to same elementary school and junior high school with Saya . I guess it could be said Yuzu probably wouldn't start his skating career without Saya, if so, we wouldn't even know Yuzu's existence from beginning.
06-17-2013, 12:15 PM
Of course he was not yet in great shape, but considering he couldn't skate a whole month and more, I think it was quite amazing to see him recover that quickly
Originally Posted by let`s talk
06-17-2013, 12:43 PM
Yuzuru promotes Fantasy on ice in Fukuoka (with blue highlights in his hair )
06-17-2013, 10:39 PM
Did he really dye his hair?! :O
Originally Posted by Tommmy
06-18-2013, 03:38 AM
I guess the hairdresser use some temporary blue hair dye on him.
06-18-2013, 09:07 PM
I hope Yuzuru is able to stay healthy throughout this coming season.
06-19-2013, 01:58 AM
Thank you for your quick translation! It's good for me to read it for studying English as I'm not a native English speaker.
Originally Posted by zydeco88
One thing, as a native Japanese speaker, where you put "I even thought of quitting", I hear Yuzu says "Although she has already quit skating."
06-19-2013, 04:14 AM
She is not a native Japanese speaker,but thanks to zydeco88 and her multilingual talent,we could share so many infos about yuzu.
Originally Posted by SuzyQ
06-19-2013, 05:16 AM
06-19-2013, 05:17 AM
06-19-2013, 05:31 AM
For those who haven't read the translations I've posted on another forum, here you go:
Shizuka: Well, that your family has been incredibly supportive of your activities leaves a deep impression on my mind
Shizuka: But what is the utmost driving force when it comes to your current activities as a figure skater?
Yuzu: Well, there are times I pretty much don't feel like skating, take the earthquake as an example, when I strongly felt that it wasn't an appropriate situation to keep on skating. Well, whatever I say, there are indeed recurrent thoughts that I love skating but more than that, I realize that there are a lot of people watching over me.
Shizuka: Yes, yes
Yuzu: And I was made aware of their support when I participated in a post-earthquake charity show. Well, I believe that it has been my driving force since then
Shizuka: Moreover, when you receive supportive words from your fans, saying something like 'watching your performance cheers me up', they will become your strength
Yuzu: Yes, it's something I should be grateful for, so I need to work even harder.
Shizuka: I'd like you to know that in this 'My Olympic' radio program, we'll also pursue conversation with Olympics as the theme
Shizuka: Which Olympic Games.. which Olympic figure skating competition did you first watch?
Yuzu: Well, probably, I was born in the year of Nagano Olympics, so....
Shizuka: Nagano was in 1998
Yuzu: in 1998?
Shizuka: Yes, maybe..
Yuzu: I see, I see, that wasn't it
Yuzu: Was it Lillehammer?
Shizuka: You're born in the year of Lillehammer Olympics
Yuzu: I see
Shizuka: Probably, it's the year* you had started skating or hadn't..
(*talking about Nagano Olympics not Lillehammer)
Yuzu: I suppose so
Shizuka: You probably hadn't..
Yuzu: I hadn't.
Shizuka: You were 3 years old after all
Shizuka: But surely, you knew about Nagano Olympics
Yuzu: In that case
Yuzu, Shizuka (almost in unison): Salt Lake City
Shizuka: You'd begun skating by then
Yuzu: Yes, that Olympics left a strong impression on me
Shizuka: So, that was around the time you started thinking 'Someday in the future, I want to appear at the Olympics!'
Yuzu: Yes, it prompted me to resolutely think about it
Shizuka: I see
Yuzu: during the time of Salt Lake Olympics, yes
Shizuka: And you're now gearing up towards the Olympics
Shizuka: Actually, when did you start having a clear vision of what you want to do as someone who has an Olympic spot within his grasp?
Yuzu: Well, over the past one or two years, I presume *laughs* I had been competing as a Junior up until then. And before I knew it, I had transitioned into the Senior level, and now I am able to compete in this way. Frankly, I still haven't fully grasped the reality.
Paola D, since Shizuka's started asking questions pertaining to the Olympics, I hope we get to hear about his programs for this coming season.
06-19-2013, 05:31 AM
Finally it's coming, Sochi Japanese Figure Skating National Team qualification authorized by Japanese Skating Federation (JSF)
All the skaters whom would like to compete in Sochi must participate in All Japan Figure Skating Championships 2013.
No.1 The winners of All Japan Figure Skating Championships 2013
No.2 Silver or Bronze Medalists of All Japan Championships 2013 whom top the podium of GPF 2013 in Japanese skaters.
No.3 Exception of No.1 and No.2, skaters whom ranks top 3 in all Japanese skaters of World Ranking and ISU's Seasonal Best Score will be overall evaluated to gain the final spot of Sochi National Team
The representatives will be selected from the Japanese National Team
1. Short Program representatives, whom ranking at the first place of all Japanese Skaters in ISU's Seasonal Best Short Program Score
2. Free program representatives, whom ranking at the first place of all Japanese Skaters in ISU's Seasonal Best Free Program Score
Additional, the skaters whom rank at 2rd of all Japanese Skaters in ISU's Seasonal Best Free Program Score will be selected as Free Program competitors if a same Japanese skater both ranks in ISU's Seasonal Best Short and Free Programs Score.
PS. Welcome aboard , SuzyQ!