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PostSubject: Re: World Championships 2011 - Pre-competition thread   Sun Mar 13, 2011 10:56 am

http://www.isu.org/vsite/vcontent/content/transnews/0,10869,4844-128590-19728-18885-312807-3787-4771-layout160-129898-news-item,00.html


ISU is evaluating the situation again.
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PostSubject: Re: World Championships 2011 - Pre-competition thread   Sun Mar 13, 2011 11:47 am

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Thanks pochi. I'm in the southern part of Japan and totally all right. I do hope other Japanese members are all right too.

I now think it may be better to relocate Worlds to somewhere outside of Japan. It's not clear how soon the nuclear power plant trouble and power supply shortage will be fixed. Also, it would be impossible for federations to send their athletes to a potentially nuclear hazardous place, regardless no matter what the Japanese government say, unless it's proven safe by IAEA.

I think cancelling Worlds is not fair to athletes other than Japanese, because it is Japan's tragedy and thus Japanese skaters have to bear it. I don't think any extra burden should be placed on athletes from other countries. As bibi said, if WTT dates are most suitable for reorganizing the event, I think it may be good to hold it on these dates but outside of Japan. I think Japanese and Japanese skaters will be back on form to some extent, if not 100%, by then.

ITA linglang, well said! WTT dates should be most suitable, and although I know that Dai, Miki and all our other skaters and fans were looking forward to Worlds being held in our country, I'm not even sure if Japan can manage to hold Worlds even by the time we're supposed to have WTT.

This was the most largest and widespread earthquake Japan has ever experienced (at least since they started observing sometime in the 1800s). Therefore, not even the specialists can be sure of what the outcomes would be. JSF is in no position to assure ISU that it's safe to have Worlds in Tokyo not only during this month, but for a pretty long time from now. Should even a minor quake of seismic intensity 2~4 strike just when a skater is about to land a jump, there's a high possibility he or she would be injured. I wouldn't want any of the foreign skaters to risk such dangers, and I'm sure that all FS fans in Japan feel the same.

The best thing to do is to both postpone and relocate Worlds for this season. I do not think it should be cancelled. There's no need for ISU to cancell the competition only for the sake of Japan and our skaters. We would feel very guilty if they should do so. Besides, all FS fans in Japan including me still want to see Worlds. Not just right now or during this month, but we are still looking forward to it.

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It holds the status as the "unofficial National anthem." I also think it has a lot to do with the old Korean film that bears its name. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arirang_(1926_film) The film depicts Korea under the colonial rule of Japan. I also don't think the younger fans would be too affected by it but I feel some of the older people may know of it.

Thanks for explaining aoi! But I still don't think most of us would be offended or disturbed in any way if Yuna skates to it in Japan or where ever. I guess some extreme right-wing folks might not like it, but otherwise nobody's going to complain. Alot of people dislike Yuna in Japan, but in most cases it's not because she's Korean. Most people in Japan acknowledge Yuna as Kim Yuna, the girl who won gold in the Olys with unbelievable scores, period. It's only some of the Koreans who think of her as some Korean version of Joan of Arc fighting a holy war on ice against Japan.

Besides that...many Koreans hate the Japanese anthem because they think it's a song which praises our Emperor, wishing for his Empire to go on forever. There is no academic proof that it's a song about any of our Emperors though, and our government only chose the song to be our anthem in the Meiji period because it was a popular song amongst all citizens which were sung at weddings or other kinds of celebrations, wishing friends or family members long life. But I guess our anthem reminds many Koreans of the war, and those times when we colonized their country, so I think it's only natural that they don't like it. Still, they've allowed our national anthem to be played when Mao won GPF in Korea 2 seasons ago. They hate our flag too, but they hoisted it in Mao's honor too. I know it's only fair and that there's no need for us to feel grateful to them for doing so, but since I know that many Koreans really really hate our flag and anthem sooo much, it must've been tough for them to watch that happen, but they were kind enough to keep calm and all.

So! I personally don't want to make a big deal out of Yuna's 'Arirang' even if it has some hidden meanings to what it stands for. And I've noticed that most of the people who were arguing about whether it's proper or not for Yuna to skate to it in other forums were not Japanese. They all seemed to be either Korean or western folks to me. Most Japanese FS fans do not seem to care about the matter much. Some Japanese FS bloggers have even stated how much they are looking forward to Yuna's 'Arirang' pro, and those who were familiar with the song have mentioned that it's beautiful and perfect for Yuna to skate to. So don't worry about how my people may feel about Yuna's FP, aoi. Nobody's going to think she's trying to make a political statement or anything, cause she sure isn't. There are many Korean people burning our country's flags, burning photos of our politicians, killing birds and pigs, and even cutting off their own fingers to protest against whatever Japan has done to their country...but we still import Korean products and export our stuff there, alot of us watch Korean tv dramas just as many Koreans watch ours. Our countries have a strange relationship indeed, but at least my people are trying to look only towards the future rather than clinging to the past like them. Yep!

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PostSubject: Re: World Championships 2011 - Pre-competition thread   Sun Mar 13, 2011 12:39 pm

Latest statement from the ISU:

The ISU sympathizes deeply with the Japanese people in this monstrous natural disaster and extends its wishes of support and comfort to all those affected.Since the beginning of this crisis the ISU is monitoring the situation closely in cooperation with the Japan Skating Federation (JSF) who in turn is in contact with the competent and concerned Japanese authorities. The ISU has noted the JSF’s initial input regarding the situation in Tokyo and respected their initial desire to maintain the Championships as planned. However, the recent developments since Saturday, in particular the developments in the Fukushima nuclear plant are very worrisome and also resulted in travel advisories from many countries to avoid travelling to Japan until the situation is settled. The ISU continues to monitor the situation in cooperation with the JSF and the Japanese authorities in order to come to a conclusion as to maintaining or cancelling the Championships in Tokyo scheduled for next week. While the ISU is awaiting the declaration of the competent Japanese authorities that should be forthcoming shortly, the ISU will release a further statement as soon as possible but latest in the morning of Monday, March 14, 2011 (European time).

http://www.isu.org/vsite/vcontent/content/transnews/0,10869,4844-128590-19728-18885-312807-3787-4771-layout160-129898-news-item,00.html
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PostSubject: Re: World Championships 2011 - Pre-competition thread   Sun Mar 13, 2011 2:02 pm

does that mean that they either are going to maintain the championship or going to cancel it, or will they maybe postpone it???
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PostSubject: Re: World Championships 2011 - Pre-competition thread   Sun Mar 13, 2011 2:23 pm

PochinkoPotanko wrote:
alyssa wrote:
PochinkoPotanko wrote:
ETA: polosatik, don't be so hard on ISU. I think it's rather our skating fed which lead them to think Tokyo Worlds is possible. But it seems ISU is reconsidering now, so I'm sure they'll come to their senses. Besides, I've heard the US has warned their people not to go to Japan for the next 4 months or so...I don't think Czisny and Flatt are up to flying to Tokyo either. Sad

4 months? WTF???

Wait a sec...I've been thinking this one over...I think maybe they warned people not to go to Japan until April. April is written '4月' in Japanese, so maybe somebody who wrote about it misinterpreted '4月' as '4ヵ月' which means 4 months. '月' means moon btw and it's a symbol which stands for month.

I was thinking about the other Japanese members in this forum...we all know clovera is in the US, mingming hasn't been around but I know she lives in the southern part of Japan so she's okay too. hanatsuki has been away for a long time I guess, but she's active in our Japanese forum and she lives in Hokkaido so she's okay too. Hokkaido is in the far north areas of Japan, which is much closer to Miyagi so I was worried about hanatsuki for a while, but it turns out that Hokkaido is located above a different set of qarthquake plates from the ones linking Tokyo and Miyagi. So fortunately, Hokkaido didn't shake much even when the strongest earthquake happened at first. But they did have tsunami. Still, it was fairly small, so alot of things got wet with sea water but it seems nobody or nobody's house was swept away or anything. I was a bit worried about you linglang, since I don't know where you live, but you're posting here means you're all right! ddmm...I hope you're still somewhere overseas! Yep, Sadly

mingming is ok I have a direct contact with her and she is fine dont worry for her
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PostSubject: Re: World Championships 2011 - Pre-competition thread   Sun Mar 13, 2011 3:29 pm

Some please inform me... does world relocates or is it AGAIN another bad rumor on twitter?
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PostSubject: Re: World Championships 2011 - Pre-competition thread   Sun Mar 13, 2011 3:56 pm

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Some please inform me... does world relocates or is it AGAIN another bad rumor on twitter?

That's just a rumor as far as I know. Although we should be hearing at any minute what the ISU is planning to do as far as keeping it this weekend in Tokyo, canceling, or relocating. I haven't been on here for a week or so (but I did check online to see if Mao and other skaters were OK - thank god there were), so I don't know if someone has already posted this info or not. Apparently Germany will not send there skaters, and Canada and France are being iffy. Some Japanese skaters might not even be able to get there. It's kind of a tough call whether to call it off or not... I would understand why they decide what they decide either way. It will definitely be interesting to see how things go if they don't cancel. Some Japanese skater's training have been greatly disrupted, and some skaters were already in Japan at the time. I'm sure their training has been disrupted too. France actually ordered Florent to come back home I hear.....

I hope to be able to get back on here soon and catch up. But for now I have to go. My sympathy and prayers go out to all the Japanese skaters, all my Japanese friends on here, and all of Japan as well.

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PostSubject: Re: World Championships 2011 - Pre-competition thread   Sun Mar 13, 2011 4:36 pm

Germany pulls out of skating worlds in Japan; U.S. undecided
http://www.usatoday.com/sports/olympics/2011-03-13-skating-worlds-japan_N.htm
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PostSubject: Re: World Championships 2011 - Pre-competition thread   Sun Mar 13, 2011 5:20 pm

Jtsmith1 wrote:
Germany pulls out of skating worlds in Japan; U.S. undecided
http://www.usatoday.com/sports/olympics/2011-03-13-skating-worlds-japan_N.htm

i feel bad for Japan No
i know is the most responsable decision, but is hard Sad
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PostSubject: Re: World Championships 2011 - Pre-competition thread   Sun Mar 13, 2011 6:50 pm

PochinkoPotanko wrote:
alyssa wrote:
PochinkoPotanko wrote:
ETA: polosatik, don't be so hard on ISU. I think it's rather our skating fed which lead them to think Tokyo Worlds is possible. But it seems ISU is reconsidering now, so I'm sure they'll come to their senses. Besides, I've heard the US has warned their people not to go to Japan for the next 4 months or so...I don't think Czisny and Flatt are up to flying to Tokyo either. Sad

4 months? WTF???

Wait a sec...I've been thinking this one over...I think maybe they warned people not to go to Japan until April. April is written '4月' in Japanese, so maybe somebody who wrote about it misinterpreted '4月' as '4ヵ月' which means 4 months. '月' means moon btw and it's a symbol which stands for month.

I was thinking about the other Japanese members in this forum...we all know clovera is in the US, mingming hasn't been around but I know she lives in the southern part of Japan so she's okay too. hanatsuki has been away for a long time I guess, but she's active in our Japanese forum and she lives in Hokkaido so she's okay too. Hokkaido is in the far north areas of Japan, which is much closer to Miyagi so I was worried about hanatsuki for a while, but it turns out that Hokkaido is located above a different set of qarthquake plates from the ones linking Tokyo and Miyagi. So fortunately, Hokkaido didn't shake much even when the strongest earthquake happened at first. But they did have tsunami. Still, it was fairly small, so alot of things got wet with sea water but it seems nobody or nobody's house was swept away or anything. I was a bit worried about you linglang, since I don't know where you live, but you're posting here means you're all right! ddmm...I hope you're still somewhere overseas! Yep, Sadly

Thank you PP for worrying about me. I'm still in South Korea and my family members are in Tokyo, everyone is fine.

It's just so horrible. I wish I was in Japan to be able to help. I am thinking about what I can do from where I am. I have many french friends living in Japan and many families left for Hongkong this morning.

As for Worlds, I agree with you PP that it's not just the question of the safety of the arena, of additional quakes coming, the safety of the skaters, but also whether it's right to consume tons of electricity when the country is saving it. Worlds should be at least postponed to later in the year and we can't blame anyone. Of course it must be hard for skaters who were preparing for this event...but let's think about people dying and suffering.

It's time to show that we are all united.


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PostSubject: Re: World Championships 2011 - Pre-competition thread   Sun Mar 13, 2011 7:18 pm

I just saw PochinkoPotanko's post.
Mingming is fine:)
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PostSubject: Re: World Championships 2011 - Pre-competition thread   Sun Mar 13, 2011 8:19 pm

I've posted this in the earthquake thread though, please allow me to post it here too for attention. Thanks.

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PostSubject: Re: World Championships 2011 - Pre-competition thread   Sun Mar 13, 2011 8:55 pm

I just realized that today is Sunday. Not Monday. I've been checking my computer off and on all day to find out what the ISU's decision will be, wondering what the hell was taking so long!... Embarassed Unconscious

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PostSubject: Re: World Championships 2011 - Pre-competition thread   Mon Mar 14, 2011 2:46 am

Worlds postponed for now, everything else under evaluation:

http://www.sportcentric.com/vsite/vcontent/content/transnews/0,10869,4844-128590-19728-18885-312813-3787-4771-layout160-129898-news-item,00.html
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PostSubject: Re: World Championships 2011 - Pre-competition thread   Mon Mar 14, 2011 3:58 am

kawaiimao wrote:
Worlds postponed for now, everything else under evaluation:

http://www.sportcentric.com/vsite/vcontent/content/transnews/0,10869,4844-128590-19728-18885-312813-3787-4771-layout160-129898-news-item,00.html

Of course i understand this decision but still Bawling Bawling Bawling
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PostSubject: Re: World Championships 2011 - Pre-competition thread   Mon Mar 14, 2011 4:37 am

I'm relieved that they decided to postpone Worlds. Faint2
I'm guessing that this time they really took the mail I sent them describing how Tokyo and Japan is right now seriously, and believed me when I wrote JSF was irresponsible to have told them Tokyo is safe. Yep, Sadly
ISU also must've read the Hersh article, and my comment posted under it. I added there that the skaters will be pushed into a very difficult position if they were to have Worlds as scheduled, since there's a high chance they will be bashed for being insensitive unders the circumstances, should the winners smile and wave their bouqets or chuckle in K&C.

Btw, I got an email from one of our mods in the Japanese forum who lives in Sendai, Miyagi. She managed to phone me once on the first day of the quake from a pay phone, and she really seemed shocked then so I had been worried about her. But it seems her house and family are okay, except for a few damaged things inside their home. She managed to mail me from her cell phone, not her PC. But anyway, I told her Yuzuru and the other skaters residing in Miyagi are okay too, and that seemed to relieve her alot. She wrote in her mail that she doesn't want them to cancel Tokyo Worlds or have it held somewhere else because of the earthquake in their prefecture. Since she told me that their TV broke down, I think she's not aware of all the other damages in areas besides Miyagi. I'm going to mail her back and tell her Worlds has been postponed but she nor any of the people in Miyagi have to feel guilty about that. Yep!

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PostSubject: Re: World Championships 2011 - Pre-competition thread   Mon Mar 14, 2011 4:51 am

Whew! Postponed for now is good. It will be very difficult to have this kind of competition next week in light of what just happened... I'd prefer this over cancelling the competition. Pochi, I'm glad to know your friend in Sendai is ok now.
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PostSubject: Re: World Championships 2011 - Pre-competition thread   Mon Mar 14, 2011 5:13 am

Like a Star @ heaven IT'S OFFICIAL.
WORLDS ARE POSTPONED FOR NOW UNTIL IT'S SAFE TO GO TO TOKIO

http://www.isu.org/vsite/vcontent/content/transnews/0,10869,4844-128590-19728-18885-312813-3787-4771-layout160-129898-news-item,00.html
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PostSubject: Re: World Championships 2011 - Pre-competition thread   Mon Mar 14, 2011 6:38 am

Just whatever is best for Japan, its people and the skaters.
I hope they manage to make the best decision in regards to the situation, whatever it may be.
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PostSubject: Re: World Championships 2011 - Pre-competition thread   Mon Mar 14, 2011 7:00 am

I feel the chaos must have affected the practice of Mao and other Japanese skater! :s
No electricity etc -_ Yep, Sadly

Let's just hope she makes good use of the time -
I'd be quite shaken if i'd be in her place -
I wish her luck to move on and keep the improvement on!

Also - postponing was the best decision available!
I know - we've all be so impatiently waiting for the worlds -
I guess Mother Nature is no fan of F-skating! Depressed Crying

I just wish the country comes out of soon of this crisis!
Strong Japan! Smile
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PostSubject: Re: World Championships 2011 - Pre-competition thread   Mon Mar 14, 2011 7:09 am

http://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20110314-00000142-jij-spo

It's been confirmed to be postponed according to the Japanese article above too. But it's written that JSF says it will be difficult to find a place where they can have it sometime during April which they seem to plan to move the date to.

They've also said that they are not sure if WTT planned to begin on April 14th will be possible either.

Actually this article says that they are not sure whether Worlds will be postponed or cancelled. And it gives the impression that JSF thinks it'll have to be cancelled in the end maybe even along with WTT. Crying or Very sad

Well, I say...don't cancel but do it somewhere outside of Japan! If they have to do it in Japan no matter what, then forget about Tokyo for Worlds and Kanagawa for WTT, and start looking for an opened rink in the west or south parts in our country!

I know that alot of money has been spent already on preparations so JSF and ISU would prefer to have it in Tokyo even by postponing, but in this crisis they might as well give up and search for another location which definitely has had no influence from the earthquake and which will stay that way for the next few months. If they want to do it in Japan, that rink in Osaka might be a good candidate. I think most countries have flights directed to the Kansai International Airport nearby, so skaters wouldn't need to enter Japan via Narita Airport which may not be funtioning properly yet. If the Osaka rink is fully booked through the coming months, they should search for rinks further in the west. I think the rinks in Nagoya where they have ice shows may be a bit too small to have a competition (correct me if I'm wrong). In anycase the Aichi prefecture where Nagoya locates in has been included in the areas having after-shakes since the major quake so they should avoid rinks there anyway. They seem to be having only seismic intensity 1 or 2 levelled shakes at the largest, but that's still enough to freak out foreigners who aren't used to earthquakes, and having to have to skate worrying that a shake would come any minute would be torture for the skaters.

Otherwise, ISU should just go on and ask other countries if they can host Worlds sometime next month. Our skaters and fans here have been excited and looking forward to having Worlds in our own country, but we all know it's highly difficult for that to happen now. But I think that when I say this, I'm speaking in behalf of most of the FS fans in Japan; We do not want the competition to be totally cancelled for our country's sake. It wouldn't be fair to all the other FS fans around the world, and we'd end up feeling pretty guilty if they really should cancel the whole thing.

As I've written in my last post, even one of our members in the Japanese forum residing in the most damaged areas have mailed me saying she does not wish for Tokyo Worlds to be cancelled because of the earthquake. Fans in the damaged areas probabaly feel the same, and are looking forward to the day that they will be able to enjoy Worlds. Right now that's not possible so it was right for ISU to postpone, but they are must want to watch the skaters compete after things settle down a bit, and then, I believe the competition will be able to encourage them in some way to rebuid their homes and lives.

If ISU wants to have Worlds in an Asian country, they should ask Korea if they are willing to take Tokyo's place. Yuna can make her come-back in her own country, which should make many Korean fans happy. At the same time, due to what's been going on in Japan, I'm sure that the Korean FS fans will accept our skaters in a warm manner too, so it might be a good opportunity to make relationships a bit better between Korean and Japanese FS fans. If they manage to do it in the correct way, the competition might result as a very touching Worlds, in which the Korean audience will truely support not only Yuna but our skaters too, and that you know, will be epoch-making.

Btw, Korea and China have already started sending us support, and I believe many other countries have as well. I'd like to thank all those countries for their support, and hope that if anything good can come out of all this, it would be that we can recognize that whatever differences and disagreements we have amongst eachother, we can all bond as humans who are able to sympathize for others no matter what nationality or race in times like this.

I hope the people in Switzerland would be sending in their rescue team with their St.Bernard dogs soon like they did when we had the Kobeearthquake. I've heard that they did a fantastic job in locating many people caught under the ruins. We have police dogs, but not much dogs which are trained for rescue causes. I think it's about time for Japan to create a St.Bernard rescue team of our own. They're better at such tasks than German Shepards which are the main breed of working dogs in Japan, and our traditional Japanese dogs (Shibainu and Akitas, etc.) are useless. My Shibainu has freaked out ever since the first quake, had been shivering for the past 2 days, and has finally started to calm down this afternoon. I suppose it must've been the same with most of the ordinary dogs around, cause not many people have been walking their dogs as usual today. Rolling Eyes

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PostSubject: Re: World Championships 2011 - Pre-competition thread   Mon Mar 14, 2011 8:51 am

Thank you for the news, PochinkoPotanko. flower

Here is Japan IMG's press release on ISU's decision to postpone Worlds, including comments from Taka, Miki and Mao.

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「このたびは、東日本大震災の被害に遭われた方々並びにそのご家族の皆様に対し心よりお見舞い申し上げます。
私は、世界選手権に向けての中京大学での練習の前に、リンクのテレビで大地震のニュースを知りました。
毎日報道を目にしていますが、深刻な被害の中、一人でも多くの人が無事でいられるよう本当に祈る気持ちで、自分も、改めて命の尊さを考えています。
選手としては、今後、世界選手権が延期されても、中止されても、状況を見ながら、今まで通り練習して行こうと思っています。
また、このような困難な時こそ、日ごろ応援して下さっているみなさんに対して、何ができるかを、考えていきたいと思います。」

The before-after satellite photos of places hit by the tsunami is devastating to say the least. Japan was the first foreign country to send rescue teams to Mainland China when the Sichuan Earthquake occured. I still remember being touched to see how a country, one we had such complicated emotional and political ties with, was the first one to lend us a helping hand. To hear about China's prompt and warm response to Japan's situation, made me a very very thankful Chinese. Hopefully, the tension rising between the two nations will continue to ease.

One thing from the footages has struck me and my family: minimal close-ups/interviews of victims - a stark contrasts against the Sichuan earthquake footages we received before, which were filled with sounds/images of mourning, cries of anguish and grief.

Most of the clips were aerial shots of areas where the tsunami struck, flashes of sites to show the level of destruction and footages of rescue teams. Most of which are about the physical and infrastructural damage. Few footages show the victim's emotional response directly. Even when they do, it seemed they gave the victims the space and respect to prepare/contain themselves before hand. I wonder whether this is a deliberate act from the media to show respect to the victims?
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PostSubject: Re: World Championships 2011 - Pre-competition thread   Mon Mar 14, 2011 9:19 am

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Thank you for the news, PochinkoPotanko. flower

Here is Japan IMG's press release on ISU's decision to postpone Worlds, including comments from Taka, Miki and Mao.

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浅田真央(中京大学)
「このたびは、東日本大震災の被害に遭われた方々並びにそのご家族の皆様に対し心よりお見舞い申し上げます。
私は、世界選手権に向けての中京大学での練習の前に、リンクのテレビで大地震のニュースを知りました。
毎日報道を目にしていますが、深刻な被害の中、一人でも多くの人が無事でいられるよう本当に祈る気持ちで、自分も、改めて命の尊さを考えています。
選手としては、今後、世界選手権が延期されても、中止されても、状況を見ながら、今まで通り練習して行こうと思っています。
また、このような困難な時こそ、日ごろ応援して下さっているみなさんに対して、何ができるかを、考えていきたいと思います。」

The before-after satellite photos of places hit by the tsunami is devastating to say the least. Japan was the first foreign country to send rescue teams to Mainland China when the Sichuan Earthquake occured. I still remember being touched to see how a country, one we had such complicated emotional and political ties with, was the first one to lend us a helping hand. To hear about China's prompt and warm response to Japan's situation, made me a very very thankful Chinese. Hopefully, the tension rising between the two nations will continue to ease.

One thing from the footages has struck me and my family: minimal close-ups/interviews of victims - a stark contrasts against the Sichuan earthquake footages we received before, which were filled with sounds/images of mourning, cries of anguish and grief.

Most of the clips were aerial shots of areas where the tsunami struck, flashes of sites to show the level of destruction and footages of rescue teams. Most of which are about the physical and infrastructural damage. Few footages show the victim's emotional response directly. Even when they do, it seemed they gave the victims the space and respect to prepare/contain themselves before hand. I wonder whether this is a deliberate act from the media to show respect to the victims?

Thanks snowdrops24! I am sure the Japan Team is heartbroken over this tragedy so it was a good decision to postpone Worlds. But where would it be held I wonder? Vancouver, Turin, Taipei are potential candidates. I'd rather have it somewhere else in Japan though but preparations within a month or so would be tedious so... Question
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PostSubject: Re: World Championships 2011 - Pre-competition thread   Mon Mar 14, 2011 9:27 am

http://newsblogs.chicagotribune.com/sports_globetrotting/2011/03/cinquanta-isu-must-decide-worlds-fate-within-three-or-four-days-.html
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PostSubject: Re: World Championships 2011 - Pre-competition thread   Mon Mar 14, 2011 9:40 am

does that mean that they for sure aren't going to hold worlds in japan?


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