Kana Muramoto & Daisuke Takahashi

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I watched it live and they were both so cute and adorable! :laugh:

You can watch it here on IGTV.

Yes, they were! :)

https://twitter.com/aminami47718088/status/1275471658271170560

https://twitter.com/flapperbear414/status/1275459440972410880


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During Thursday's Friends + broadcast previously unseen on-ice practice footage, filmed back in February, was shown. Unfortunately it's not available anymore (a fan had uploaded a clip on instagram but then took it down again). Kana and Dai were already skating on deep edges in hold and I'm impressed how smooth they looked overall after just transferring to Florida. :eek:

EDIT

The clip is back on ig!(Tysm to the kind uploader!):

https://www.instagram.com/p/CB5p3TOpbAn/?igshid=1scg5s9a5bcdd


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The Hertz Arena will be closed from June 29th - July 8th:

https://twitter.com/HertzArena_/status/1276551984892579844


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The Japan Skating Federation announced provisory dates for the upcoming season's national competitions. The ones of interest for Kana and Dai:

  • Kinki Regionals: Oct 1-4, Osaka (Rinkai) (no spectators)
  • West Japan Sectionals: Oct 29-Nov 1, Kyoto (Aqua Arena)
  • Senior Nationals: Dec 23-27, Nagano (Big Hat)
https://twitter.com/figureskatingm1/status/1275683505402523649


And in case they're chosen for the host spot:

  • 2020 NHK Trophy: Nov 27-29, Osaka (RACTAB Dome)
https://news.yahoo.co.jp/articles/ada481add5150a695dc74b5a612b445c16a85d65



Of course it's not guaranteed any of these will be held as currently scheduled.
 

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Work in progress! Both Dai and Kana posted the same picture on ig:

https://facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=2010171592453729&id=317966388340933

Is Dai handsome with the slightly longer hair or what? :dbana:




Kana and Dai about the selection process of the winners of Skycourt's "Dream room contest" (they both look great - healthy, happy and relaxed!):

https://youtube.com/watch?feature=emb_title&v=S49cyF75_pU

Part 2 will be uploaded on Monday.


Edit (17 August):

Part 2 - presentation of a few of the works that were sent in:

https://youtube.com/watch?v=jrOFwziL6IA


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Some older news:


 

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It's so nice to see Kana and Dai looking well. :luv17:. He is so tanned! :laugh:
I really want to see them skating together. I wonder what music Marina chose for their programs.

EDIT: a new message from Kana and Dai!
https://youtu.be/OPhekSrWieo
Dai: We are still not sure in which competition we will debut, but we are training hard every day so we can show our programs whenever it will be. I still think ice dance is very difficult. ;) We are looking forward to seeing you again.
Kana: We are not sure about competitions, but we are training hard every day in Florida. We are looking forward to showing our programs.
 

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Thank you for the translation of the message, mikeko! :thank:



The entire interview Kiss & Cry conducted with them can be found under the following link:

https://www.tvguide.or.jp/feature/f...DRLDSefiqQ0-q1jC0HCj-yoKYlgECTL5gbE1IH5TpJ1zE


Google translation below:

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=2011390168998538&id=317966388340933


Dai-chan has his own pool in Florida! I'm slightly jealous! ...and of course his tan was mentioned. :laugh:




Some sentences are a little jumbled in the translation. Could anyone help with this, please? :pray:

村元 「(髙橋選手の)進化したところは…体が柔らかくなった、かな?」


And this? *puppy-eyes*

髙橋 「僕たち自身もスケートをすることで元気になれます。一度でも素晴らしいものを見て感動したという経験があると、二度、三度と経験したくなると思うので、スポーツやエンターテインメントというものは何があってもなくならないと僕は思います。見る方も、する方も、貪欲にそれを求めていく。そして、そこからまた素晴らしい作品が生まれてくる。そういった意味で、希望だったり、楽しみを与えてくれるのが、スポーツやエンターテインメントなのかなと思います」



I really want to see them skating together. I wonder what music Marina chose for their programs.

Me too! I guess Western Sectionals might be the first time we get to see them compete. That's still such a long time off. *sigh* Let's hope they'll announce their programs soon-ish at least.
 

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Some sentences are a little jumbled in the translation. Could anyone help with this, please? :pray:

村元 「(髙橋選手の)進化したところは…体が柔らかくなった、かな?」


And this? *puppy-eyes*

髙橋 「僕たち自身もスケートをすることで元気になれます。一度でも素晴らしいものを見て感動したという経験があると、二度、三度と経験したくなると思うので、スポーツやエンターテインメントというものは何があってもなくならないと僕は思います。見る方も、する方も、貪欲にそれを求めていく。そして、そこからまた素晴らしい作品が生まれてくる。そういった意味で、希望だったり、楽しみを与えてくれるのが、スポーツやエンターテインメントなのかなと思います」

May I? :)
Kana: 'Re what Daisuke has improved so far is... he's gotten more flexible, I think.'

Dai: 'I think skating for us (or doing other sports/entertainments for others) gives us good energy. If you ever encounter one experience to watch something wonderful and get touched/moved by it, you feel like watching it twice, then again and again, don't you? Thus, I strongly believe the areas such as sports and/or entertainments will not disappear no matter what. Those who do it, or those who watch it regardless, WE just want it greedily. Through these activities there will be another masterpieces, another stunning plays and performances. Something related with sports, entertainments and such, it gives people a hope, fun and enjoyment to live. That's why they are important and necessary in our daily life I think.'
 

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As we can't have Friends of Ice this summer, Shizuka organized a special performance video and a message video of the cast. You can see Kana and Dai skating in unison and doing a simple lift.

Look at the cast!! :love: Tatiana&Max, Meryl/Charlie, Irina, Ilia, Stephane, Shae-Lynn, Qing/Jiang, Shizuka, Takeshi, Dai, Miki, Akiko, Kana, Sho, etc. :thumbsup: The FOI show always has very good skaters, but my goodness, this year's would have been even BETTER hadn't it ever been canceled... Hopefully ALL of them will be there next summer. :)
 

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May I? :)
Kana: 'Re what Daisuke has improved so far is... he's gotten more flexible, I think.'

Dai: 'I think skating for us (or doing other sports/entertainments for others) gives us good energy. If you ever encounter one experience to watch something wonderful and get touched/moved by it, you feel like watching it twice, then again and again, don't you? Thus, I strongly believe the areas such as sports and/or entertainments will not disappear no matter what. Those who do it, or those who watch it regardless, WE just want it greedily. Through these activities there will be another masterpieces, another stunning plays and performances. Something related with sports, entertainments and such, it gives people a hope, fun and enjoyment to live. That's why they are important and necessary in our daily life I think.'

Thank you so, so much, deedee!!! :pray: Dai said that last part very beautifully. :)


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Small addition re. Dream room contest: When they were asked to describe their own dream rooms, Kana replied she'd love to live in a place with a large walk-in closet. Dai revealed his ultimate ideal is a flying house that can withstand natural disasters. :thumbsup:

https://facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=2014403215363900&id=317966388340933
https://facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=2014286805375541&id=317966388340933&__tn__=*s*s-R


Due to the high amount of interest it seems there is going to be a 2nd edition of the contest:

https://www.d-color.tokyo/posts/991...REubu3Cy2q3TEaqyGyqDxq_8gjnTuELu9wMD-dMNO91hk

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As we can't have Friends of Ice this summer, Shizuka organized a special performance video and a message video of the cast. You can see Kana and Dai skating in unison and doing a simple lift.

Wheee, thank you, mikeko! :luv17:

I'll second deedee's notion. Hope we'll get to see all of them together next year!


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Bringing this over from Dai's FF:

We have several reports from Dai's annual Seibu Gas talk event, which was held virtually today. One important information relayed by Dai-chan: He thinks that the programs Kana and him were given are wonderful and that they will be kept secret until their debut (presumably at Western Sectionals):

https://facebook.com/DaisukeTakahas...2207520000../2034845629986325/?type=3&theater
 

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I believe that Dai and Kana will have to quarantine upon entering Japan. They will probably
be heading back to Japan soon.

Quarantine Information:

All travelers entering Japan, including residents and dual national citizens, are required to take a PCR test at the airport and self-quarantine for 14 days. In some cases, travelers may be asked to quarantine at an airport facility until test results return. During the 14 day quarantine period, travelers are not permitted to use any form of public transportation, including taxis, trains, and domestic flights.
 

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I believe that Dai and Kana will have to quarantine upon entering Japan. They will probably
be heading back to Japan soon.

Quarantine Information:

All travelers entering Japan, including residents and dual national citizens, are required to take a PCR test at the airport and self-quarantine for 14 days. In some cases, travelers may be asked to quarantine at an airport facility until test results return. During the 14 day quarantine period, travelers are not permitted to use any form of public transportation, including taxis, trains, and domestic flights.
Those are very sensible quarantine regulations. Early on, there was a lot of confusion about Canada's regulations, and whether newly-returned people could take domestic flights to their homes. It turns out they could; the people who were sent home on charter flights from their cruises were then hopping on domestic flights to reach their "quarantine" locations. I think that is a terrible idea. And they wonder why nobody (except new returnees) wants to take domestic flights!
 

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Carnival on Ice will be aired on Sunday, October 4. I hope someone will upload their performance on YouTube! :pray:
 
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