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    http://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20...5-spnannex-spo

    According to the persons concerned, Mao won't be able to decide her future in April because she is busy with all the shows in Japan. She has turned down to show up in the various events in May as much as she can in order to take thought of her future, and she is planning to go abroad in June to make her new EX program which she will perform in THE ICE. If she decides to compete in the next season, she is going to make her competitive programs along with her EX. Miss Hashimoto from JSF said, "She can take her time (to think about her future), we don't have any problem if she can't decide in April."

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    oh no... i am not ready yet to hear any of her decision..

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    Quote Originally Posted by figureskateobasan View Post
    oh no... i am not ready yet to hear any of her decision..
    Me neither, I'm quite scared, hopefully she just takes a good break and then returns, god how I'm praying for that.

    by the way I found this right now, it looks like a Museum about Mao, where they display her costumes, competitive and private pictures as well as medals from her career. It looks soo incredible. one would expect a museum/exhibition to be made after a skater has passed away, or atleast once they have retired from their profession, but to get one while still competing

    This got to be the most interesting and fascinating museum there is, another place on my list I have to visit once I travel to japan, anyway here is the video:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mw4xTZsgaMg

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    http://mainichi.jp/graph/2014/04/12/...2000c/018.html

    In case somebody hasn't heard... Mao and Yuzu recently received Guinness certificate for their WR SP scores. More links for pics and vids from the event can be found in the Yuzuru thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nimi View Post
    http://mainichi.jp/graph/2014/04/12/...2000c/018.html

    In case somebody hasn't heard... Mao and Yuzu recently received Guinness certificate for their WR SP scores. More links for pics and vids from the event can be found in the Yuzuru thread.
    Thaanks for telling, I had no idea

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    Quote Originally Posted by mary01 View Post
    Me neither, I'm quite scared, hopefully she just takes a good break and then returns, god how I'm praying for that.

    by the way I found this right now, it looks like a Museum about Mao, where they display her costumes, competitive and private pictures as well as medals from her career. It looks soo incredible. one would expect a museum/exhibition to be made after a skater has passed away, or atleast once they have retired from their profession, but to get one while still competing

    This got to be the most interesting and fascinating museum there is, another place on my list I have to visit once I travel to japan, anyway here is the video:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mw4xTZsgaMg
    And it has been reported that it has drawn record breaking crowds. I love the way Japanese people love their Mao.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Minze2001 View Post
    And it has been reported that it has drawn record breaking crowds. I love the way Japanese people love their Mao.
    That's awesome, but I really didn't expect anything less, when I think about the TV rating that's been reported every time she appears in a TV show and in competition. The sponsors must be very pleased too, she is the safest and best investment they could make. even for people who don't follow figure skating, just knowing her achievement, personality, and the personal struggle she's been through should be reason enough to be curious about her and to want to know more about her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mary01 View Post
    by the way I found this right now, it looks like a Museum about Mao, where they display her costumes, competitive and private pictures as well as medals from her career. It looks soo incredible. one would expect a museum/exhibition to be made after a skater has passed away, or atleast once they have retired from their profession, but to get one while still competing

    This got to be the most interesting and fascinating museum there is, another place on my list I have to visit once I travel to japan, anyway here is the video:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mw4xTZsgaMg
    It's not a museum. It's like a temporary exhibition. I was there yesterday and it was amazing. The Vancouver medal is gorgeous.
    And soooooo many people were there. I was there at 10:10am, 10 minutes after the opening, and I had to queue like in Disneyland, turning here and there, queuing up and down the staircase. Took me 15 minutes of waiting time to get in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luckykid View Post
    It's not a museum. It's like a temporary exhibition. I was there yesterday and it was amazing. The Vancouver medal is gorgeous.
    And soooooo many people were there. I was there at 10:10am, 10 minutes after the opening, and I had to queue like in Disneyland, turning here and there, queuing up and down the staircase. Took me 15 minutes of waiting time to get in.
    Mao Asada exhibition draws record crowd in Tokyo
    10,000 visitors in the first day...

    Not really surprising, given it's just an exhibition (not permanent), and Mao is so popular.
    A lot of people must want to see it, but they have a limited time to do it.

    It's doing a bit of a "tour" though, moving to different cities over the next few months. So it won't disappear for a while yet.

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    I dont know how Mao is so down to earth being so famous

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    Quote Originally Posted by chapis View Post
    I dont know how Mao is so down to earth being so famous
    It's quite puzzling, she most be immune to her surroundings

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    Quote Originally Posted by mary01 View Post
    It's quite puzzling, she most be immune to her surroundings
    I know. Kurt Browning has this story: every time they go to Japan they play find Mao because she is everywhere, supermarkets, malls, TV, billboards. Everywhere. He also said that when they go out as a group Mao is not able to go because she is so famous I guess her outings must be plan for security reasons. Fascinating

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    It's good that she's very down to earth! All the Japanese ladies that I've been talking to about Olympics always mention "Mao-chan this mao-chan that" despite the skyrocketing Hanyu

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    Quote Originally Posted by figureskateobasan View Post
    It's good that she's very down to earth! All the Japanese ladies that I've been talking to about Olympics always mention "Mao-chan this mao-chan that" despite the skyrocketing Hanyu

    Well, Yuzuru himself said that his outings have to be planned now, so I guess Mao has company in the hotel now

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    Hello. My first post on Mao's thread.

    Mao visited her own exhibition yesterday.
    This article contains lots of lovely photos while she was there. her dress.
    http://www.asahi.com/articles/photo/...414000321.html

    The exhibition in Tokyo ends on April 21st and there is no entrance fee to see it!
    http://www.takashimaya.co.jp/store/s...ent/asada.html

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