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    Ando, Suzuki, & Oda had a retirement ceremony

    Miki, Akiko, and Oda had a retirement ceremony on Thursday in Nagoya Figure Skating Festival.

    I don't read Japanese, so I hope someone who is proficient in Japanese has more details on it!

    Meanwhile, some photos can be found in the following links:

    http://www.apimages.com/search?st=ts...5ECustom&ss=10

    http://www.apimages.com/search?st=ts...ventid=5479235

    http://english.kyodonews.jp/photos/2014/04/283095.html

    Thank you skaters, we loved watching you grow and see your career blossom (of course with ups and downs).
    I prefer Yuna and Caro's skating style but Miki was surely one of the sweetest and kindest skaters to the fans when I traveled to competitions.

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    I will miss Akiko too much, she is wonderful

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    Thank you to these three. I will miss them all. One day I shall like to go to Japan and watch them all perform in an ice show.

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    Why wasn't Mao there? What a snub!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmyers View Post
    Why wasn't Mao there? What a snub!
    I thought she was undecided still yet on retirement?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmyers View Post
    Why wasn't Mao there? What a snub!
    I don't see it as a snub. Instead, I'm hopeful this means she's planning to compete next season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmyers View Post
    Why wasn't Mao there? What a snub!
    Did she not attend?
    If it's their retirement, then she should just take a back seat and let them have the spotlight for the evening.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmyers View Post
    Why wasn't Mao there? What a snub!
    Mao hasn't retired yet. And you better believe that when she does, her farewell ceremony will be of an epic proportion. I mean, she was just voted the FAVORITE Japanese athlete, and not just of figure skating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by anyanka View Post
    Did she not attend?
    If it's their retirement, then she should just take a back seat and let them have the spotlight for the evening.
    And she did just that.

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    I guess she wants a season where there's no terrible disaster like Olympic sp? Or is her goal peyongchang? Or just the one season?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Franklin99 View Post
    Mao hasn't retired yet. And you better believe that when she does, her farewell ceremony will be of an epic proportion. I mean, she was just voted the FAVORITE Japanese athlete, and not just of figure skating.
    Yup. Heck that would be a national holiday. :P

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    I like Miki and Oda, i hope their will have great chnaces for thier post-FS careers.

    Is just me who thinks that the japaneze are handsomer and handsomer with each year they get older ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by anyanka View Post
    Yup. Heck that would be a national holiday. :P
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    I wish them the best of the best

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    Domo arigato

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