2020 Japan Open

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Per ISU website, the Japan Open 2020 was originally planned as an Open International Competition (as per ISU Communication 2171), but due to the COVID-19 situation, will be held as a domestic event.
 
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I read on Twitter that Mariah and Nathan are going to compete virtually, I'm a little disappointed even though I really like these skaters and normally it's an international competition, it was an opportunity for Japan to showcase their skaters.

And also I can't decide if I'm for the red or blue team even if my heart goes to Sota, Wakaba, yuhana but I also like Marin skating so it's hard to choose XD.
 

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My understanding is that Mariah and Nathan will be guest skaters, but not competing. Last year Lambiel, Oda, and Davis/White were guest skaters, so this is normal.
 
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My understanding is that Mariah and Nathan will be guest skaters, but not competing. Last year Lambiel, Oda, and Davis/White were guest skaters, so this is normal.
There are two associated events: Japan Open and Carnival on Ice. The skaters you mentioned took part in CoI last year. But I also understood that Nathan and Mariah would be guest skaters. If they are going to take part (virtually) in JO competition, they need a team - 3 more skaters. Surely I can imagine that, let's say, Mishin skaters (Tuktamysheva, Kolyada, Lazukin) are invited to the team and they could compete together against Blue and Red Japanese teams :) We'll see very soon.
 

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There are two associated events: Japan Open and Carnival on Ice. The skaters you mentioned took part in CoI last year.
They were guests for both JO and COI.

The year before the JO guests were Lambiel, Machida, and the Shibutanis.
 
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Je crois comprendre que Mariah et Nathan seront des patineurs invités, mais pas en compétition. L'année dernière, Lambiel, Oda et Davis / White étaient des patineurs invités, c'est donc normal.
Ok thanks for précision
 

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Is this a JO teaser? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2i488BVSRdw&feature=youtu.be
I have no idea what they're saying but they seem to be having fun. :giggle:
@ sakurano, I sympathize with your dilemma on whom to support. Fortunately I don't have any such issue as Sota and Yuzuru are my biggest favorites of Team Japan, and Yuzuru is not here, so... :biggrin:
 

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Is this a JO teaser? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2i488BVSRdw&feature=youtu.be
I have no idea what they're saying but they seem to be having fun. :giggle:
@ sakurano, I sympathize with your dilemma on whom to support. Fortunately I don't have any such issue as Sota and Yuzuru are my biggest favorites of Team Japan, and Yuzuru is not here, so... :biggrin:
that's what happens when you're a fan of Japanese skaters even if you only have one favorite another one appears ;)

They seem to be having fun from what I understand they have to choose the right color for their team in the yellow and green boxes.

Thanks to them I know how to say yellow in Japanese XD.
 

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Team Red : Tomoe, Mako, Hina, Takeshi, Ryujyu.
Team Blue : Wakaba, Yuhana, Hina, Sota, Mitsuaki.
 

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Let me leave here full names of skaters as I don't know everyone well enough to recognize by a first name only :)

Team Red: Tomoe Kawabata, Mako Yamashita, Chisato Uramatsu, Lucas Tsuyoshi Honda, Ryuju Hino
Team Blue: Wakaba Higuchi, Yuhana Yokoi, Hana Yoshida, Sota Yamamoto, Hiroaki Sato
 

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Thanks icetug, I was too lazy to check Lucas's spelling and how to read some skaters names. I didn't even know it was Hana not Hina.:palmf:
 

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So Team Blue won over Team Red, as expected, but only by 4 points and this is a surprise :) Good job, Mako and Lucas.
In this point of the season whoever makes less mistakes gets better result. I'm thrilled about Wakaba's 3A anyway.
 

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There’s a 3Loq on Yuhana’s sheet, but I thought they got rid of the q rule??
 

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Is there any live stream for this event?

Live streaming tickets were available and most fans may have decided to watch the event remotely to avoid travelling to Tokyo. There were just over 1,000 fans at the venue. The arena's capacity is 14,000, which was reduced to 7,000 due to Covid-19 restrictions. Other figure skating competitions do not allow spectators.
 
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