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    Japan Open 2013 2014

    initial announcement of participants
    http://www.tv-tokyo.co.jp/japanopen2013/

    Japan
    Asada
    Takahashi
    Kozuka --> looks very unreasonable
    1 Lady TBA

    North America
    Wagner
    Rochette
    Buttle
    Reynolds

    Europe
    Fernandez
    Brezina
    2 Ladies TBA

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    Rochette? I know that she's competed there before, but please tell me that this means that she's coming back!

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    Thank you for the information! I am looking forward to seeing Buttle and Rochette

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    Quote Originally Posted by NMURA View Post
    initial announcement of participants
    http://www.tv-tokyo.co.jp/japanopen2013/

    Japan
    Asada
    Takahashi
    Kozuka --> looks very unreasonable
    1 Lady TBA

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    once again JSF demonstrates its immense love to Yuzuru by excluding him from $$$$ competitions systematically! Hope he will be added to the list in the near future!

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    Quote Originally Posted by giulia95
    once again JSF demonstrates its immense love to Yuzuru by excluding him from $$$$ competitions systematically! Hope he will be added to the list in the near future!
    The reason why JSF chose Daisuke and Takahiko is very simple.

    1. The event is sponsored by a company which supports Daisuke. (Kinoshita Komuten)
    2. The event is promoted by IMG which Takahiko belongs to. (Mao too)

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    So, Patrick Chan is not showing up this year, wise choice...

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    How are the competitors chosen for this event? Are they invited? Or can they apply to take part?

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    Quote Originally Posted by giulia95 View Post
    once again JSF demonstrates its immense love to Yuzuru by excluding him from $$$$ competitions systematically! Hope he will be added to the list in the near future!
    In fact JSF has a little or nothing to do with that. It's a purely commercial event with no official records that go neither to JSF nor ISU books. The invitation is issued by TV Tokyo, and their choice is based on one thing possible- money.

    Quote Originally Posted by carignan View Post
    The reason why JSF chose Daisuke and Takahiko is very simple.

    1. The event is sponsored by a company which supports Daisuke. (Kinoshita Komuten)
    2. The event is promoted by IMG which Takahiko belongs to. (Mao too)
    What are you ranting about? Mao wasn't even on the list in 2011.

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    Quote Originally Posted by figureskate View Post
    So, Patrick Chan is not showing up this year, wise choice...
    Hehe. What a miss to see the prog with 5 falls (3 in 2011, 4 in 2012, so I expected 5 this time).

    I am disappointed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by let`s talk View Post
    In fact JSF has a little or nothing to do with that. It's a purely commercial event with no official records that go neither to JSF nor ISU books. The invitation is issued by TV Tokyo, and their choice is based on one thing possible- money.

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    many thanks for the explanation, now it's clear!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by figureskate View Post
    So, Patrick Chan is not showing up this year, wise choice...
    Bad memories, maybe?

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    hope they give the spot to Julia

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    Quote Originally Posted by let`s talk View Post
    Hehe. What a miss to see the prog with 5 falls (3 in 2011, 4 in 2012, so I expected 5 this time).

    I am disappointed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NMURA View Post
    Europe
    Brezina
    The recent interveiw with Michal for Czech TV, with English subtitles:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3NzHtH7BGgI

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    Quote Originally Posted by let`s talk View Post
    The recent interveiw with Michal for Czech TV, with English subtitles:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3NzHtH7BGgI
    Thank you,interesting in this interview I saw him like a man, not a boy....

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