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    Orser is going with Hanyu, not Fernandez....
    is what I intended to say.

    The second European lady is probably Sotnikova
    the highest finisher at worlds and connections through Tarasova.
    Kostner never participated JO. She must have declined when she had an offer before.

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    Slutskaya in J.O.
    well her jumps are better than Sotnikovas for sure
    I hope Julia gets the second spot not Sotnikova

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    I'm sure Julia Lipnitskaya is not a type of skater who gets popularity in Japan. Among Russians, Slutskaya and Leonova are the most popular in Japan, because of their amiable image and smiles. Lipnitskaya has no facial expression and moves like a robot. Sotnikova could be popular to the Japanese audiences.

    You can see who is popular in Japan by looking through who gets frequent invites to NHK trophy.

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    Adelina seems to be quite popular in Japan; she's skated in The Ice for the past two years and has a sizable following in that country. It would make sense to send her, but I also understand how Julia would be a good choice, as she hasn't competed internationally as a senior since TEB last year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NMURA View Post
    I'm sure Julia Lipnitskaya is not a type of skater who gets popularity in Japan. Among Russians, Slutskaya and Leonova are the most popular in Japan, because of their amiable image and smiles. Lipnitskaya has no facial expression and moves like a robot. Sotnikova could be popular to the Japanese audiences.

    You can see who is popular in Japan by looking through who gets frequent invites to NHK trophy.
    I dont know about Japan but I've seen japanese videos featuring Julia
    in Russia alone, Julia is the most popular she is most followed by children
    and very much liked in vk, has the most followers of any Russian skater

    and why not ? Julia needs to get more international experience
    and she is better than single flipping Sotnikova

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    Quote Originally Posted by ForeverFish View Post
    Adelina seems to be quite popular in Japan; she's skated in The Ice for the past two years and has a sizable following in that country. It would make sense to send her, but I also understand how Julia would be a good choice, as she hasn't competed internationally as a senior since TEB last year.
    I think Adelina is invited to The Ice mostly because Mao has good relationship with TAT. Same reason why she also invited Kovtun this year.

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    Will there be a Medal Winner's Open with the veteran champions again?

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    In Japan, popularity belongs to those skaters with
    friendly personality (at least, such images)
    balletic moves (gymnast types are not well-received)
    jumping genius (in case of ladies, 3A or 3-3Lo are favored)

    It's my personal understanding but not that far off the mark.

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    Japan Open 2013-2014

    Japan Open is on saturday but i cant find any info anywhere, please post any infos on live streams YT videos and the schedule of the competition in this thread!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SaraM View Post
    Japan Open is on saturday but i cant find any info anywhere, please post any infos on live streams YT videos and the schedule of the competition in this thread!
    Just saw a photo on Facebook showing the line-up for the Japan Open.

    Team Japan: Asada, Murakami, Takahashi, Kozuka

    Team America: Wagner, Rochette, Buttle, Reynolds

    Team Europe: Sotnikova, Slutskaya, Fernandez, Brezina

    With a line-up like that, I hope we can get to see at least some of it somewhere!!!

    I for one REALLY want to see Irina in action again. She was the first skater that I supported, and I would love to see what she can do up against the "modern-day" skaters.

    Something tells me she will put up a good fight!

    CaroLiza_fan

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    What a loaded skating weekend comming up.. finlandia, ondrej nepela, JGP in czech and japan open all in the same weekend!

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    According to the official site, Reynolds won't be competing at the Japan Open-Jeremy Abbott would be competing instead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SaraM View Post
    What a loaded skating weekend comming up.. finlandia, ondrej nepela, JGP in czech and japan open all in the same weekend!
    I know. I wish it was spread out a bit more. It's hard to know what to pay attention to.

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