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  1. The news seems legit. Does this mean he is going to reuse Otonal/Origin for the next season? He said he would perform the ultimate versions of those programs if it took 3-4 years. He wouldn’t just drop them, would he? If he needs to stick to them, I hope he takes on a new set of programs next season and comes back to them for the Olympics season like he did for Pyeongchang.
  2. The magazine is actually defined as "business/culture/life magazine for men" and the name was chosen exactly for the reasons you cited. Being passionate about a lot of things in life. So maybe it's not just a magazine cover? I'm hoping there will be an article about him if only to help draw in more male fans
  3. Before any discussion, there was a tweet about the original plan I mentioned. It was deleted while I was typing a reply. About the misunderstanding, I take your word for it. I guess there are always some unreasonable people. All I can say for sure is I haven't seen any of those twitters in Japanese even though I read almost all the twitters searched by the words "羽生くん" and "羽生さん" for the past few days. (Of course, sadly I have already muted and blocked quite a few unreasonable people.)
  4. Oi, that’s your misunderstanding. It originally WAS planned during the K&C. So, many people sent this account opinions against it. Thus she/he contacted the organization asking if they play the music whenever it’s appropriate. (That is what I remember. I went back to check, but the account was already deleted.) This Japanese account was simply following that progress. I do think some people are worrying too much, but I haven’t seen any misunderstanding on twitter.
  5. Oh, I'd like to think shanshani was just unlucky! I spent a year in Vancouver as an ESL student and intern. Almost all the people I ever came across were so nice. They were kind to those of us international students and tourists, who could be, you know, a little slow sometimes. Like rockstaryuzu said, there is a huge Chinese community and a lot of other Asian immigrants, who seemed to be blending in nicely. I'm sure they have their own problems, but as far as I can tell, Vancouverites were very nice in general, and it confirmed the image of friendly Canadians for me. I'm glad Yuzu lives in Can
  6. Re B-day, sorry sorry, got it! This is a completely different topic in my mind, but I often think Yuzu fits the traditional Japanese stereotype in terms of manners and consideration for others a lot more than most people of our time. He bows to everyone at every occasion, lines up journalists' recorders for them, helps prepare the conference room, straightens up desks and chairs when it's over, tidies up his hotel room before he leaves, treats the national flags carefully, applauds to the fellow skaters on the podium etc... the list goes on and on. Many young people today don’t do
  7. I think some people are making this issue more complicated than necessary. It's not about assuming someone's personality based on their nationality or culture. When you can't ask him directly, assumption is all we have. In this case, it's called consideration. And it's not just based on the culture but also on his past behaviors. The question is simple. When you have enough reasons to assume that he might not like it, are you still willing to risk it? And for what? I'm not against singing itself if it's not during the competition.
  8. There is definitely a cultural difference. It's not really about birthdays but about competitions, public settings, and respect for others. I'm in the Japanese Yuzu fandom on twitter. I haven't seen a single favorable opinion. Most of them are like "Oh no, please, please don't! I don't speak English. Someone please talk them out of it!" Some people are aware of this cultural difference and feeling frustrated and helpless saying it's impossible to make other people understand their perspective. But I don't think so because we all care for Yuzu and I've seen sensible cross-cultural discussions h
  9. I am against the idea of singing Happy Birthday during the competition simply because it's A COMPETITION not a show. His Kiss & Cry time is for the skater after him to prepare for his performance. Yes, it would be like what they did for Javi at 2015 GPF which Yuzu very much minded and has been trying to keep his fans from doing.
  10. I was there at the arena and what I remember clearly is not a silence or a sigh but えーっ!(Eeh!?) from some fans the moment the score was announced. I was taken aback by the reaction and immediately worried that this was going to offend the judges (it was basically a boo and not the same as complaining afterwards), embarrass Yuzu and ruin the happy mood of the general audience. I don't know about others but that was why it took me a second to start applauding. Maybe the score was a few points lower than I expected but not outrageous enough for me to induce an involuntary boo, so I was dismayed b
  11. Actually, he didn't say it had inflated PCS. He said, "I put on a lot (of topping) so..." They said the theme was "mega topping of love" (and it was for his fans!) thus the sweet overload
  12. Perhaps nobody including Yuzu himself has any illusion that he will be judged properly in the coming competitions. But I guess he wanted to acknowledge the better judging this time. You know, as positive reinforcement? Thanks in advance?
  13. I know, right? I mean there should be a reason why the 4lz has such a high base value. But like he says, maybe anyone can jump it if they want to (work on an "efficient way".)
  14. Sorry, I realized my translation above could be confusing! I should’ve said: It(=my method) might not be the (suitable) way of jumping a lutz when going for a 4lz. Meaning his way is too difficult for jumping a 4lz. Because he was talking about his lutz before this, and the word なかなか implies something is difficult.
  15. I think this translation is pretty accurate about the "things only you can do" part. Just one thing I interpreted differently is: なかなか4回転ルッツに対してのルッツのジャンプじゃないのかもしれないですけど。 In regard to the 4Lz, it may no longer be a lutz jump. Now this is really tough to interpret and only he knows what he really meant, but from the context I would translate this way: It might not be the (suitable) way of jumping a lutz when going for a 4lz. About 下で回る(to rotate down there), I’m pretty sure he meant pre-rotation, but he avoided that word. Edit: Sorry, I realized my tr
  16. I think it’s perfectly okay and very lovely, but you might want to add the “happy/congrats” part (おめでとう) because 誕生日 only means birthday. If the space doesn’t allow, you can just replace 誕生日 with おめでとう.
  17. I love this place because people here really care about Yuzu and can talk about what we should do as fans in a sensible and constructive way. I just wanted to share a tweet. This fan says (I translated as word-by-word as possible): Hanyu-san said his fans let him concentrate on his competitions, but “I receive a lot of cheering to the point I think it might disturb other skaters” means his concentration broke there. I want to root for him in a way that he doesn’t need to worry about his fans’ behaviors or apologize for them. Even more so if we wish his 4A dream com
  18. Many fans think there are some messages for his fans in this part of the interview. He said something to the effect that “During competitions, also at hotels, I’m grateful of my fans for letting me focus on my performances.” One fan aptly pointed out this is exactly like the “thank you for keeping our bathrooms clean” sign which is common in public bathrooms in Japan. He also said, “There was some loud cheering when I wasn't even doing anything to the point where I was worried that it might disturb other skaters.” I saw some old fans tweet that an increasing number of f
  19. Yeah, I believe we are talking about pretty much the same thing
  20. There was this old group interview of Yuzu, Keiji and Ryuju when they were teenagers. They talked about how they met. Keiji and Ryuju met Yuzu at Nobeyama camp. Keiji recalled that Yuzu was the first person who talked to him there. Yuzu casually talked to him and introduced himself. Keiji was somewhat taken aback because kids that age are generally shy with strangers, and Keiji was relatively reserved. Keiji and Ryuju said Yuzu hadn’t changed since then, his same friendly self. That’s how people see him. In Toronto, maybe it was a little different. Language and cultural barriers for one thing,
  21. I actually left a comment against it too. It’s not really about the wording or bad memories or antis. It just feels inappropriate. Skaters don’t need any distractions at their competitions. If most Japanese fans feel that way, I think he, with his honorable samurai spirit, would feel the same. The country banner idea, on the other hand, is so lovely. I hope we can send him only positive vibes at the competition venues.
  22. I found it endearing that Yuzu's speech here sounds a little awkward I think I can relate to that. Speaking in a foreign language can make you nervous, but trying to speak respectfully with a non-native speaker in a public setting can also knock you off balance. (Even though the interviewer’s Japanese is every bit correct and professional.)
  23. I’m all for new programs, but I can’t imagine him leaving the tribute pieces incomplete. He never skated Origin completely clean this season, let alone incorporated the iconic Biellmann. Also, if he takes on a huge task of adding new quads, it would be much easier with a familiar program. I’d rather have Origin for FP, if it makes the challenge a little less taxing. He might go for a new SP, though. I wish for a new SP and EX, hopefully something upbeat and danceable for a change. P.S. Thanks so such, admins, for keeping this planet going!
  24. I agree with everything you said. I’ve always appreciated your comments on this forum. You are so level-headed and well versed in what is going on. Watching the interview with Shuzo-san, I think most fans in Japan were so proud of him and happy for him (and of course, worried for his health too) because he looked so excited saying he’d been freed from the burden of being the front runner and found new motivation to keep competing. He said it’s like going back to his younger self who was chasing Patrick. As for 4Lz, 4F and 4A thing, he seems to have put 4A on the back-bu
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