03-25-2014, 04:32 AM
03-25-2014, 09:38 AM
03-25-2014, 10:17 AM
Isn't he going to stay in Japan till late April due to the ice show? I'm sure he and other guys will have time to enjoy sakura blossom
03-25-2014, 11:09 AM
He also has a parade at late April
Originally Posted by littlexflower
03-25-2014, 11:48 AM
03-25-2014, 12:10 PM
Originally Posted by HanDomi
That happens a lot :-D Here's one I took at TEB earlier this season: PHOTO
03-25-2014, 12:18 PM
Exactly. (Please don't think I'm speaking against Japan, I love Japan so much and I've been studying Japanese for some years). The pressure he has on his shoulders must be extremely overwhelming, but he seems to be a person with steel nerves. Surely it helps the fact that he takes every hard circumstances as a challenge. There is no doubt he is a fighter
Originally Posted by SuzyQ
03-25-2014, 12:23 PM
03-25-2014, 12:28 PM
Guys thank you very much! It seems my friends and I are just the part of another culture, that's why we can't convince ourselves that Yuzu's behaviour is 99%/100% natural. I really appreciated you help, I hope you all will enjoy the Worlds and our kid's performances! All of you helped me so much, I'm glad there are such kind and thoughtful people in this blog.
Originally Posted by giulia95
It seems that his obsession over Pooh and cute behaviour is really sincere and not made up. Right? Haha, we just can't realize that such young man can be obsessed with toys and children! But I've seen Yuzu crying many times just because of his sensibility and it can assure us that he's natural I guess...
All Japanese skaters from the team are really nice, I also see it. By the way, do you know why the team treats Yuzu, like, coldly? Many fans from my country think that they treat Yuzu as stranger even though they are so polite and nice with him.
03-25-2014, 12:41 PM
I'm not sure why you would think this....I don't see Team Japan treating Yuzuru any differently from other team members. Perhaps you only see what you want to see?
Originally Posted by AlexSaytor
03-25-2014, 12:48 PM
He just didn't appear on many photos with them. He was like always far away from them. I don't want to think that the team treats Yuzu badly, I'm just worried about him. He's appeared on not so many photos while the Japanese team have been having fun together and taking photos together. He was also not with them during the closing ceremony of Olympics. He walked along with old doctor though I think it was because of such important reason as respect towards old man. Aslo, I've seen the photo where all skaters stood together but without Hanyu-san. I remember the fact that Daisuke's not admitted Yuzu's wins over him for a long time.
Originally Posted by chloepoco
03-25-2014, 12:53 PM
03-25-2014, 12:54 PM
I don't think team Japan treats him differently
I heard some comments that he is lonely (+comparisons to Yuna), but, to me, he seems sociable.
I usually don't comment about someone's personality when I don't know that person, but I like that from all the videos, photos, articles etc, you can see a normal teenager. He isn't an ice legend like Plushenko, Yagudin or Yuna. He isn't untouchable. He shares with the audience all his emotions. You know, I remember the way he laid down on the ice after the FS from Finlandia 2013, the way he screamed during the FS at 2012 Worlds..I love that he acts the way he feels.
03-25-2014, 01:07 PM
I must say that I also noticed it, especially some years ago... apart from kanako he didn't seem really close to anyone else, but in the last two years it seemed to change IMO, like I saw all the member of team japan interact with him way more often during competition, etc... I'm probably just over-thinking this, but maybe it was something along the lines of the new kid who is VERY competitive (something nearly anyone said about him) and much younger ( and that never helps) and that came in an already strong and well balanced group? anyway I think that even if this was real and not just something that my mind made up, I would say that it has changed and we shouldn't worry about it
Originally Posted by AlexSaytor
03-25-2014, 01:11 PM
Perhaps he misses out on a lot of "team building" and "networking" - due to training in Canada.