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The purpose of this thread is to collect important news and media updates related to Yuzuru Hanyu that are posted in the General Yuzuru Chat (and sometimes on various Event threads) starting with August 2017. This will help in making it easier to catch up with Yuzuru news and the (hands down) busiest thread of Planet Hanyu.


We want to keep things organized so only assigned Administrators and Members will update this thread.

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Event Pages
Media Day 2017 1-7
Autumn Classic International 2017 14-18
Rostelecom Cup 2017 22-25
NHK Trophy 2017/Injury & WD from competition 28-31
Update on Yuzuru's condition/Withdrawal from Nationals 2017 32-33
Pre-Olympic Games  37-39


PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games

  • Yuzu arrives to Korea
  • First practice (12 Feb)
  • Second practice (13 Feb)
  • Third practice, SP draw (14 Feb)
  • Fourth practice (15 Febr)
  • Fifth practice (before SP) (16 Feb)
  • Short Program
  • Sixth practice (before FS) (17 Feb)
  • Free Skate
  • Medal Ceremony
  • Gala
  • Post-Olympics Interviews/Closing Ceremony















Withdrawal from World Championships 2018 49
Continues with Wings 55-62
Sendai Parade  63
Fantasy on Ice 2018 (Makuhari, Kanazawa) 70-72
Heroes & Future in Nagano 72-73
Fantasy on Ice 2018 (Kobe, Niigata, Shizuoka) 73-76
People's Honor Award 76
Media Day 2018 80-82
Autumn Classic International 2018 84-85
Grand Prix of Helsinki 2018 87-91
Rostelecom Cup 2018 91-92
Withdrawal from Grand Prix Final 2018 and Nationals 2018 94
World Championships 2019 102-104
Sendai Monument Reveal 106-107
Fantasy on Ice 2019 (Makuhari, Sendai, Kobe, Toyama) 107-111
Autumn Classic International 2019


Skate Canada 2019 119-120
NHK Trophy 2019 122
Grand Prix Final 2019 122 - 125
Nationals 2019 125 - 126
Four Continents Championships 2020 127 - 130
Nationals 2020 144 - 144
World Championships 2021 148 - 149
World Team Trophy 2021 150
Nationals 2021 164
Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games  167 - 168

Decision about turning professional*

* separate thread here


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On 7/29/2017 at 10:06 AM, hamaguri said:

the result of lottery of summer skating school at Yokohama.

For the class which yuzu will apper,

Apply: 820 letters (2,600) !  Of course, almost all of them lost.   94 groups (300) have got the lucky.

And the warning is added.

"There's no chance to see hanyu-sensyu around the arena in terms of safety"

"Please understand the situation well so as to get the event where hanyu sensyu before Olympic will come to succeed."






On 7/29/2017 at 2:11 PM, Shayuzu said:

can someone translate this? i'm guessing he is taking part in the charity this year (?)




On 7/29/2017 at 2:39 PM, souyouki said:

I'll take a stab:

Yuzuru Hanyu will make his 4th appearance in a row on 24HOUR TELEVISION.  This year, Hanyu will perform on the ice with Sora Ikeba, a young boy born with asthma who was inspired by Hanyu to take up figure skating.

(Note: This performance is not open to the public.)



On 7/29/2017 at 2:42 PM, KatjaThera said:

Not a proper translation, because I should be sleeping, but yes, he'll be on it again, speaking about his asthma - and difficulties related to that, I guess - for the first time and what @souyouki said ^_^


Official news here: http://www.ntv.co.jp/24h/topics/2017/07/2017826272440.html


On 7/29/2017 at 5:58 PM, Shayuzu said:

Translation by Gladi Pooh-san via Facebook

saw this and want to share it cause its so cute :tumblr_inline_mqt4gmPEiv1qz4rgp:

Yuzu will be participating in "24H TV" for the 4th year in a row. The broadcast will start on August 26 6PM Japanese Time on NTV. Yuzuru will be coaching a kid with asthma, who started skating because he looked up to Yuzu. An ice show will also be held to cheer for kids who also battle with asthma and other illnesses, to say "Let's work hard together!" to them.

From his training base of Toronto, Canada, Hanyu-senshu talked on phone with 12 yo 池葉宙 who has been skating since 9, despite fighting with asthma since young. When he nervously told Hanyu that he likes his jumps, Hanyu replied "Next time when I return to Japan, let's practice together!" In this way, the decision to hold Hanyu-senshu's special skating classroom and ice show came to be.

The theme this time, "Confession~lets say it with courage!" "My way of being brave is probably to give my all with what I have," said Hanyu. "Of course there are times of fear and insecurity, when you must be brave. Those are probably sentiments you feel when you want to throw in your full effort, and give something your all. When I feel that, because courage is already in place, so just keep going and working hard and the sense of courage would come out, I think."


On 7/29/2017 at 10:56 PM, ralucutzagy said:


On 7/29/2017 at 11:27 PM, kaeryth said:

Here's the full video promoting the 24H TV.




ETA: Apparently, even some people in Japan didn't know he suffers from Asthma? (I might be wrong, if some kind soul can translate)


On 7/29/2017 at 11:38 PM, ralucutzagy said:


Oh, bby! Yuzu is an amazing human being!!!:tumblr_inline_n18qr5lPWB1qid2nw:


On 7/30/2017 at 0:04 AM, kaerb said:

omggggg my heart is melting so much ;; Iron Klause already translated the key things he says about asthma and @AsteroidB-612 basically said it all but the poor kid was so starstruck he basically couldn't speak, so the interviewer helped him out by feeding him lines LOL (to the extent the commentators were like 'she's like a mother!')


Interviewer: Tell Hanyu-senshuu what you like about his skating!

Sora: I like Hanyu-kun's jumps

Yuzu: Thank you! Which jump do you like the most?

Sora: Triple-axel

Yuzu: Ohh, I'm happy.

Interviewer: Would it be possible to practice with Sora-kun someday?

Yuzu: Yes, I want to! Let's do it? Let's do it, yeah? (he was like...trying to prompt Sora to say something but the kid could only nod, the poor thing)

Interviewer (stage whisper): 'I want to do it!' 

Sora: I want to do it

Yuzu: Let's do it when I return to Japan. 


No one knows the music artist he's collaborating with but they're all speculating.


(also sidenote: I grew up as a fan of KAT-TUN, ARASHI, so to see Kame and Sho reacting to Yuzu now remains so surreal ....also is that Koyama?????)




On 7/30/2017 at 5:49 AM, MrPudding said:


Is this like the first time he himself addressing that he has asthma on national TV?


On 7/31/2017 at 2:05 AM, ralucutzagy said:

In a happier note, more news abt our boy and the 24h TV show!



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On 7/31/2017 at 8:48 PM, ralucutzagy said:

Wow, Yuzu wearing white jeans!! I leave this here to cheer us up a little!!! :tumblr_inline_n18qr5lPWB1qid2nw:


source: https://www.myrepi.com/page/login?returnUrl=%2Fmembers%2Fmember-article%2Farticle%2Fyuzu-days-1708


On 7/31/2017 at 9:00 PM, Anya said:

More photos :smiley-love017: He looks good on those white jeans :smile:





On 7/31/2017 at 11:14 PM, Anya said:

Translation is up.  Thanks to Gladi :thanks: :joy:


Yuzuru’s Private Life, Part 2 “How he spends his off time".



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On 8/4/2017 at 1:35 AM, Floria said:

What are they going to show? Can somebody translate, please




On 8/4/2017 at 1:42 AM, lilsailor said:

something to do with 24hrTV a pre-program for the skating lesson, 6th August, 14:15-15:15

[what i can make out with limited japanese and google translate]


On 8/4/2017 at 1:43 AM, SparkleSalad said:


I don't know quite what it means but it says it's an advance show for 24hr TV. Showing a lesson and first confession. I guess it's a preview?


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2 hours ago, norwhite said:

I checked the NTV program page and I think the introduction says "the famous artist who will do a collaboration with Yuzu."

Here's a rough translation: The theme (of 24h TV) is confession! It will be a special preview about the content (of the actual showing on 26th and 27th) and people(guests? I guess) will confess about things they have never mentioned before. And it'll include information about the artist who will collabrate with Yuzu, first experience of running an errand (again, of guests, I think), and some news about Satomi Ishihara.


So I think it is mainly about the artist, but we may get to hear Yuzu talking about it~:tumblr_inline_mqt4gmPEiv1qz4rgp:

If I understood correctly it won't affect the media day at TCC, he could have shot something during FaOI.

#Sends the reply and goes back wondering about his FS#


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On 8/4/2017 at 5:29 AM, ralucutzagy said:

WTF???? :confused: Is somebody trolling us???





On 8/4/2017 at 5:42 AM, daisyjune said:

I read that Yuzu's open training is planned at August 8. A well known NHK announcer said that in an event tonight (I think just an hour ago or so), and some people who attended the event tweeted but they are not sure if that information can be public. That's why the tweet was deleted.

I am fairly sure this info is correct, though...(You'll never know completely of course till August 8.)

Last year, the first news about Yuzu's programs was around 2:00am in Japan.

I expect this year, too the music should be revealed around that time. If we are lucky, the early morning news in Japan will air the footage of Yuzu skating his free program.


It's best to take these news with a grain of salt!

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On 8/8/2017 at 6:57 AM, SparkleSalad said:





The date of the article is today but the photos are from last year. Maybe it's not news. Maybe it's nearly news. Help!

Google Translate says interviews at TCC are on 9th August (Toronto time?) and mentions that David and Shae are on the list but not Jeff. O_o


On 8/8/2017 at 7:05 AM, katonice said:

Both Shae-Lynne and DW, together with Brian and Tracy, will be there.

It mentions that Jeff isn't included in the list of interviewees.



On 8/8/2017 at 7:06 AM, KatjaThera said:

OK what I get from this is reporters have been in Toronto since the 7th. Today at 11am local time, interviews with Brian, Tracy, Shae-Lynn and David. Then Yuzu practice at 14:30 for an hour and 17:00 for an hour.


Then tomorrow at 13:30 practice one hour, then 14:30 interviews with Yuzu and press.


And yes, no Jeff, which made the writer conclude the chances of a Let's go crazy long version are gone :P


On 8/8/2017 at 7:11 AM, PomeloPooh said:

There are two days of open practice! On the 8th it starts at 2:30 & There will be interviews afterwards. On the 9ths 1:30 and afterwords it's interview for magazines. 




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On 8/7/2017 at 10:38 PM, kaerb said:

Oh wow, there's some news. And of course it's tomorrow when I'm in class :dpooh:

Is this a reliable news source though?? Kind of looks like someone's blog....

From what I can gather from some of the text (please take with grain of salt since I'm not sure if this is a reliable news source - other JP speakers, please check to see if I have the dates + times right):

  • On 8/08/17 from 11AM, there will be coverage of Brian Orser, Tracey Wilson and choreographers Shae-Lynn Bourne and David Wilson
  • Then there's Yuzu's open practice from 2:30PM for 1hr and then 1hr from 5PM
  • ((The person who posted the blog then says because Jeffrey Buttle's name is not there, it seems like a long version of Let's Go Crazy as the free for this season is not a possibility anymore..... was that a real possibility?))
  • Then on 9/08/17, he'll be practising from 1:30PM and then having an interview from 2:30PM


On 8/7/2017 at 10:51 PM, katonice said:

And someone has already tabulated and organized the schedule. Fanyus are efficient...




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