Kanako Murakami (村上 佳菜子) is a Japanese figure skater who was born November 7, 1994, in Naka-ku, Nagoya, Japan.
Kanako pronounces her name ( video by sabinfire)
2011 Worlds debuted at 11. 2012 she was 5th already and this year just nearly there with here 4th place finish. Some people hate her jumping technique, others adore her spins. Is she the next leading lady in Japan when Mao Asada will retire? I don't know, but I just adore and enjoy Kanako. Each season I like her more and I'm curious if she will be able to overcome her weaknesses and maybe medal at Worlds in Tokyo next year! She seems like a very positive girl and is not afraid of the ice.