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Yeah, thought perhaps yesterday the media was shining the medals a little early again, but hopefully she moves up in the ranks before it's finished. As for Hanyu, VERY impressive!

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I found it odd that they used the Japanese name in kanji for the woman skating for the US. Is she American?

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I found it odd that they used the Japanese name in kanji for the woman skating for the US. Is she American?

She is American but has Japanese name so why not.

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She is American but has Japanese name so why not.

Yeah, and Patrick Chan's name can be written in kanji too (陳偉群) but I never see that on Japanese TV. And I don't recall the last time I saw the name 金姸兒.

The fact is, Mirai Aileen Nagasu is American. But then again, I've notice the Japanese media also treat Yuko Kavaguti as if she were representing Japan too. Whereas the Japanese Chris Reed.... well, we all know how people like Mori Yoshiro feels about him and his sister.

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Mirai Nagasu seems dual citizen of US and Japan. Yuko Kawaguchi used to be Japanese but changed to Russia not so long ago. That's why. Foreget about Mori Yoshiro, nobody takes him seriously.

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Japan does not allow dual citizenship! After 18

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@nishinariku

It's twenty-two; not eighteen.

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As I understand it, Nagasu turned 22 earlier this year, so she must have had to dump one of her passports.

tina:

Yuko Kawaguchi used to be Japanese

Keyword: USED TO

I wonder whether the J. media is fawning over the Shibutani siblings because they have a Japanese surname and are leading in the ice dance whereas their Japanese skaters have sunk without a trace.

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Japan doesn't technically disallow dual citizenship. It just requires that one declare an intention to drop the other citizenship.

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Mao's back in first place after her free skate a few minutes ago.

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Pukey2

I don't understand your point. The Shibutani siblings are Americans. And the ice dance does not receive as much media coverage as the figure skate in Japan maybe because as you said not Japan's strength.

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tinawatanabe: "I don't understand your point."

Of course you don't -- the trees are blocking the forest.

The comment was meant to point out the selective nature of the media here; if an athlete of Japanese descent but of another nationality is doing well, the media plays it up like Japan is achieving the accomplishment, and people here are proud. Shonabb asked why a NON-Japanese is having her name put in Kanji when her name is not Japanese, with Pukey pointing out that they do not do the same with others. And of course with Chris Reed who IS Japanese, people here treat him like he is not, when he is. In other words, pretty pathetic.

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Shonabb asked why a NON-Japanese is having her name put in Kanji when her name is not Japanese

I said her name IS Japanese, and she IS Japanese citized as well as American. Look up her wiki.

Pukey pointing out that they do not do the same with others.

because others are not Japanese citizen.

with Chris Reed who IS Japanese, people here treat him like he is not, when he is.

There are many other Japanese skaters who are not treated the same as Mao Asada or Satoko or Hanyu. Once they win they'll be treated as hero.

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tina:

Yeah, I looked up her wiki.

Quote from wikipedia:

Their daughter (ie Mirai Nagasu) has dual citizenship of the United States and Japan and must choose one before her 22nd birthday because Japan does not allow dual citizenship after that date

So, as I said before, she either dumped her Japanese passport or she dumped her American passport. Because she has already turned 22 and she's skating for America, I'm assuming she renounced her Japanese citizenship.

And as I say, yet again, Patrick Chan has a Chinese surname (you know, Chinese, as in a language which is written in Chinese characters), and yet I never see 陳 on TV. But don't let that get in the way of any logical thinking on your part. By the way, well done to the American pair who won the ice dance.

Japanese citized

Whatever!

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Pukey:

I'm assuming she renounced her Japanese citizenship.

The fact is she hasn't dumped Japanese passport yet, that's why Japan use Kanji for her name unlike other Japanese American, says Japanese wiki.

But she said when asked which citizen she felt herself, "American who likes Japan" so don't worry if you don't like her to be Japanese.

Patrick Chan is not Japanese so no reason to use Kanji in sport event but I have seen many Kanji names for Chinese people in general like Xi of China if the same Kanji letter is used in Japan too.

Whatever!

Why huffy?

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Back on topic please.

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Well, talking about the skating instead of their names, Miyahara-chan skated so graceful and earned her win hands down.

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