the Rookie of the Year award: Ryuuichi Kihara, Risa ShojiUniversiade: Nobu Oda, Daisuke Murakami, Shoko Ishikawa, Shion Kokubun, Emi Hirai/Taiyo MizutaniAsian Games: Takahito Mura, Tatsuki Machida, Kanako Murakami, Haruka Imai, Reed/Reed4cc: Takahiko Kozuka, Daisuke Takahashi, Yuzuru Hanyu, Miki Ando, Mao Asada, Akiko Suzuki, Takahashi/Tran, Reed/ReedJunior Worlds: Kento Nakamura, Keiji Tanaka, Ryuichi Kihara, Risa Shoji, Yuki Nishino, Miyabi Ohba, Takahashi/Tran, Komatsubara/Mizutan
It's hard to argue with their team... They are sending the team with the potential for the best results. Akiko could beat any of the Japanese ladies on any given day, but the 3 others will outscore her if they can skate well.Takahashi/Tran should squeeze in another competition there. I don't think they have enough this season! :P
wow the japanese team is strong this year. Miki is entering worlds as a real favorite for the gold. Remember she won Gold in Tokyo last post-Olympic season when the event was held in Tokyo and all eyes were on Mao. Funny how some things don't change.
Anon December 26, 2010 9:21 PM: remember there's Yu-Na Kim's return at the worlds.
I still doubt that Yuna will come back at the worlds. It would be hard for her to find reason to practice hard and compete. Will she compete in Korean Nationals?
Korean Natls is as big of a joke as Yuna's new coach.
Have you ever owned anything made in Korea that worked?
Actually, my 8yr old samsung dvd player, my LG computer monitor, my samsung spinpoint hdd- they all work fine without one problem.Can't say the same for my toshiba laptop(dead), canon camera(dead sensor), my sony xbr960(faulty electric, had to throw out this 200lb beast), brand new sony digital camera(won't turn on).I believe Asada's and Ando's jumps will end up like their crappy electronics- in a garbage heap.
there is something wrong with my Toyota Camry - it accelerated and did a two-footed triple axel. Have to bring it back to the dealer.
This is so mature, guys...
Koreans where's your manners??? watch your mouth, clearly you only just put your own country into the pits with your net behavior. Stop your nonsense inferiority complex against Japan, Japanese won't pay attention to this silly Jap. vs. Korean thingy, writing comments which are way out of the topic. And to be honest, Japan is already way, way~ ahead of Korea since time immemorial, in all aspects, technology, economy and yes, even Sports!...Japan is one of the G8 country, whereas your country is only famous for dogs, drama novelas and yu-na kim what else is there??so if i were you just quit your behavior before you make an embarassment of your self....
@Anon.Dec.31, 2:31. Shame on you,Japanese. What are you talking about? It's you who are writing nonsense and make your Japan look more shameful & inferior. Why do you assume all comments talking about Korea's supriorty to Japan came from only Koreans? Sorry, Japnaese immorality, malice and duplicity is well known around the world. You Japanese made too many hateful crimes to other countris, too. Frankly speaking, I believe Korea is now head and sholder, thousand miles better than Japan in all apspects-- in educaiton, in culture, in technology, in personality, and yes, even in sports. An article shows Koreans' IQ is world best, which I can easily admit. Japanese many be good at cheating, immoral things. G8? So are you proud of Japanese money which are used for immoral lobbying or secret filming or changing rules etc? I remember a Japanes felt supeior to Chinese as Japan's economy was better than China. Now? China's economy is better than Japan. Japan is now going downwards. There're a lot of things Koreans should be proud of, whereas the first thing I can think of your country Japan is dirty money, cheating, duplicity and Atomic bomb resulting from your country's crime.
Now it's time to say 'Shalom', Peace beyond all understanding to all.