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3 hours ago, IceWings said:

 

Like he tunneled his way back to Canada. :LOL:

 

2 hours ago, memae said:

 

Jason probably just smiled and charmed his way through being his beautiful self. He probably didn't even try. 

Well, it is the longest unguarded border in the world.

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8 hours ago, barbara said:

The biggest surprise that, for whatever official reason he'd be allowed into Canada, Jason would have been traveling from the states and we, in the states, are the most embarrassingly infected country in the world (and getting SO much worse).  I have to believe that, while it would be fairly uncommon, for any country trying to protect their citizens during these bizarro times, there will be an occasional exception made by someone in government to allow an individual to go to Canada (and quarantine for 14 days).  I guess we will find out more tomorrow, but if a rare exception can be made for him (coming from sicko-land), then Jun and Yuzu and their mothers (and Evgenia) can be rare exceptions, too.  I don't know what kind of influence one has to have or what hoops are jumped through, but only a truly authoritarian country (China, for instance) would deny entrance to absolutely anyone. Permanent residency is far more difficult for an American to get in Canada under the best of circumstances - it took a friend of mine a decade and she was teaching at university and self-supporting- , and, yeah, he didn't get married (but if anyone knows anyone looking for an american wife who is a great cook and great with dogs, I am available, though old).

I won't buy the "most embarrassingly infected" story, though.

There are countries far worse-off than US, usually for a similar reason (too much power of Big Pharma). But US tend to think themselves as first everywhere, while French people tend to think they are "unrecognised first". So do I. :peace: (French numbers are the most visibly "worked", but in fact I doubt real French numbers are worse than Belgian ones. Our only real first place must be in the proportion of undetected cases among "developed" countries, for lack of testing except one day mid-April and two weeks in early May.) What I'll admit to you (if one can believe video reports) is a greater lack of social distancing, particularly since a few weeks. We've had it in France too, but probably not to that extent. And the hopes are not wonderful as both our countries have "bought" one more "medicine" narrative.

(Very tempted to send a photo of what NYT called a "bromance" but I thought it would become too political.)

 

I'm afraid it is a Canadian wife (or husband) who is in demand at the moment, nevertheless. :graucho: (Sorry, this I couldn't resist.)

 

And as says @IceWings, if they let in somebody from the US, then they can let in, maybe not from everywhere, but at least from Japan (and particularly Tohoku) or South Korea, who are managing things so much better.

 

@fyere0 I tend to think she is essential to his living in Canada, but may not be accepted as such.

Of course I'm sure there would be a great many candidates willing to take an unpaid leave to prepare him Japanese food as planned by his nutritionist and wash his laundry and go and watch him at TCC, but he also needs peace of mind. :jester:

 

 

 

 

 

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19 minutes ago, SitTwizzle said:

 

@fyere0 I tend to think she is essential to his living in Canada, but may not be accepted as such.

Of course I'm sure there would be a great many candidates willing to take an unpaid leave to prepare him Japanese food as planned by his nutritionist and wash his laundry and go and watch him at TCC, but he also needs peace of mind. :jester:

 

 

 

 

 


True, it’ll be hard for him if his mum can’t be there :( I can’t imagine having to skate at such a high level, study, do housework and cook all at once all by myself, seems like a lot to handle 😖

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1 hour ago, SitTwizzle said:

This page shows the trend in Japan for given names.

The girls 6° and 7° begin by the same "Yu" as Yuzuru, haven't them?

I am a bit more confused about the boys 1° and 4°. Don't they have a sort of "Ha" like in "Hanyu" but as half a kanji?

Sorry, I don't read Japanese...

https://livejapan.com/en/article-a0004519/?sc_lid=lj_pc_article_r_new_frame_4

 

 

Boys name number 1 and 4 have 翔 which means fly high/soar. The kanji has feather 羽 in it. Girls name number 6 and 7 have 結 which means tie/knot. 翔 has been very popular name for boys for years (1st & 2nd most popular name during Heisei era has 翔 kanji) and so is 結衣 (6th most popular name during Heisei). 

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10 hours ago, rockstaryuzu said:

I'm thinking this means that whatever visa the skaters use for Canada must be the same/equivalent to an international student visa, which means they'll be able to come in. 

this is probably the best guess we can do at the moment.

Though of course the skaters who have always lived in Canada with a parent "taking care" of them need to also figure out how to bring their parents with them.

If the choice is between being in Canada on their own and staying where they are now (in a place where they can train on the ice anyway, even if without coaches), the choice would probably be to wait a bit more to see if some travel restrictions are lifted...

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Everyone, I love Yuzu and think he's amazing, but he's also 25. He should be able to start learning to live on his own by now xD

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In Philip Hersh interview with Jason Brown, Tracy has confirmed Yuzu is not in Canada, so ergo, he’s been in Japan all this while. 
Hope he isn’t hounded there. 

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Finally we get confirmation. Its not like there would be a GP series this year so I think he's gonna be fine. At least in Japan he still has ice time to keep his shape. This would be the longest time his family be together after years in canada

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12 minutes ago, Katt said:

Its not like there would be a GP series this year so I think he's gonna be fine.

I think all of us should start thinking that the upcoming season will probably consist of national championships, European championships, 4CC championships and world championships.  The logistics of both the GPS/JGPS and the various challenger competitions will be too prohibitive.  The main issue will be border controls, with some nations having fairly open borders and others still in various levels of isolation.  Right now the EU is open to travelers from a fair number of nations but prohibits travelers from the US.  Add to that the border situations and self-quarantining regulations I just don't see things getting untangled enough by late summer for the 2020 parts of the season to take place.

 

As for Yuzu's situation I think it will not be prohibitive for him to travel to Toronto.  His mother?  If we look at the history of many years' duration an argument can be made that she's necessary.  One thing we should remember is that since she's a family member she can't simply be replaced by a Canadian.  Another thing we should remember is that Japan is not the US and regulations involving travel between Canada and Japan might be considerably less strict than those between the US and Canada.  We'll have to see.  To use a comparison, Stephen Gogolev right now is stuck in Canada.  He can't get to his training locale in the US, even though it is up and running and the situation of travel between the US and Canada right now seems likely to continue well into autumn.  I would think, though, if Jason was able to make it from one direction Stephen might be able to make it going in the other direction.  I think everyone should be able to see, however, international figure skating competition right now is not going to happen in the remainder of 2020.  It's that simple.

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Stephen Gogolev was photographed with a man who takes care of Nathan Chen boots quite a while ago, so I suppose he’s in the US. 

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So according to the article, Jason had several letters vouching for him (from USFA, Skate Canada, Skate Ontario etc) and still had to try twice to get across the border. So anyone arriving by air (Zhenya, Yuzu) would be well-advised to wait until restrictions are lifted, in case they get turned back. Imagine the cost if you have to fly back and forth. 

 

Must've sucked for Jason to drive all the way to the Soo (Sault Ste-Marie) only to get turned back. 

 

I'm really happy for the Hanyu family, that they're getting to spend all this time together. Think of all the sacrifices they've made to support Yuzu all these years. Now they can relax for a bit. 

 

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Considering how bad it its in US right now, Jason's too lucky to be able to get back to canada. 

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