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    Quote Originally Posted by makaihime View Post
    Well the reason they sent Yuzuru to Canada was because he wanted to go. (Because Javi was there aka. "the person who can do 2 different quads" ) Maybe Kanako didn't have a specific coach she wanted to go to oversea's and just wanted to stay in Japan? I honestly don't think its the JSF who didn't want to send her, because she had a lot of potential and there was no logical reason to hold back on her

    Kanako loves skating and shes such a joy to watch, but she might not be cut out for long-term competitive skating. She looks so happy when shes just having fun and enjoying the ice without all the added pressure. I'm glad we get to see her around for another season but I don't think she's going to stick it out till 2018..
    Kanako loves skating, but unlike Yuzuru, who is a competitor at heart, Kanako simply loves skating and having fun on ice. I mean, in order to win a competition, you have "die for the gold", like Yuna said about her competition in Vancouver. If it's Kanako's nature, it couldn't be changed. I hope she would be more competitive but if she likes it the current way and happy with it then I am glad for her.

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    Kanako is just lovely. She just cannot retire. Japan will have NOTHING left. Baby Miyahara will not do it for me, sorry.

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    ^Yes, don't really see the it-factor in Satoko. Her jumps are tiny. It's always strange to me that Kanako has so many problems with underrotation when to me it seems she has big powerful jumps. But that's anotherfactor of figure skating that leaves me puzzled a lot, skaters loose 20 points and I just don't see it. It is certainly not the way to get more fans into figure skating.

    I don't think you have to have the mindest "I'd die for Gold" to win competitions. I don't think that Carolina Kostner for example thinks "I would do anything for the Gold!" and Kanako has already won competitions! I think living a normal life with going to university, having a laugh with friends, her family and being in Japan are simply more important to Kanako. For me that's the healthiest lifestyle, because you never know what happens if your skating career stops. Some seem to fall into a big hole. She is critzised for it, I think even Yamada-coach said that Kanako lacks ambition. But what can you do? I for one am glad she didn't go to BOrser. I doubt I would like her programs as much, and not every skater in the World should be trained by North America/Russian coaches. I like to see japanese coaches on the World Stage, so that they maybe one day can even make a name for themselves internationally. So that skaters from other countries come to them instead. It will be a slow process, but I think it can be done. Kanako herself said she would actually like to be a coach! I'm glad that she's the faithful type, even if that might mean she won't win any title in her remaining career. (And I'm not convinced. I mean, she obviously knows her weaknesses and her team will work on them)

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    ^Yes Kanako by talent and competitive pedigree (only Japanese lady besides Mao to win a senior international title I think in the last two years or so) should be the Japanese no. 1 if Mao retires. I hope the JSF fully backs her up. So much uncertainty re the Japanese ladies right now!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maria Victoria View Post
    ^Yes Kanako by talent and competitive pedigree (only Japanese lady besides Mao to win a senior international title I think in the last two years or so) should be the Japanese no. 1 if Mao retires. I hope the JSF fully backs her up. So much uncertainty re the Japanese ladies right now!
    It troubles me so. I've read on other threads that it's the "End of the Asian Era"

    But then again, the poster was Russian -_-

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    Quote Originally Posted by lbc2138 View Post
    It troubles me so. I've read on other threads that it's the "End of the Asian Era"

    But then again, the poster was Russian -_-
    The men's and ladies doing a swap for the next quad?

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    Quote Originally Posted by makaihime View Post
    The men's and ladies doing a swap for the next quad?
    Hi makaihime! I'm just confused as to what you mean by your question. Can you please help me out? Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maria Victoria View Post
    Hi makaihime! I'm just confused as to what you mean by your question. Can you please help me out? Thanks!
    Oh, I just meant that people are saying the ladies podium will no longer be dominated by Asian ladies, but on the men's side its looks like to be dominated by Asian men

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    ^Oh thank you for the clarification. I hope Kanako will help prove them wrong (re Asian women not anymore making it to the podium).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maria Victoria View Post
    ^Oh thank you for the clarification. I hope Kanako will help prove them wrong (re Asian women not anymore making it to the podium).
    Let's hope for the best! Asia's strong presence in the sport overall speaks volumes of their prowess. I hope to see more young talent emerge with Kana leading the Japanese skaters

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_fhP-jPXjY

    video with mao, kanako and akiko(translation is needed)

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    It would be lovely to watch Kanako and Yuzuru skate together in the future. They just seem to have a genuine relationship.

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    ^They skated together in recent ice shows but in a group number. At the Worlds gala, Yuzuru was paired with Mao and then Julia, while Kanako I think was paired with Tatsuki. I hope we get to see her and Yuzuru together (just the two of them) on ice at least one more time before Kanako retires (says she'll stay on for one more season though I hope she'll continue until the 2018 Olympics). I would love to is to see them both as national champions this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by volk View Post
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_fhP-jPXjY

    video with mao, kanako and akiko(translation is needed)
    OMG, i need translation please

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