[ENG TRANSLATION] Yuzuru Hanyu x FRAU Interview 211010

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Original article was first published 10 October 2021

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フィギュアスケート界を牽引するトップアスリート、羽生結弦さん。昨今のコロナ禍で本拠地カナダへは戻れず、ただ一人トレーニングを続け、昨年末の全日本選手権では5年ぶりの優勝を飾りました。圧倒的な強さと美しさを持ち、前進を続ける羽生選手に会いに、新緑あふれる杜の都・仙台へ向かいました。

Yuzuru Hanyu, the top athlete driving the figure skating world. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, he did not return to his training base in Canada but continued training all alone and marked his first victory in 5 years at the Japanese National Championships at the end of last year. In order to meet with Hanyu-senshu, who possesses extraordinary strength and artistry and is continuing to advance his craft, we travelled to Sendai, the city of forests overflowing with greenery.  

スポーツでありながら美しさを求められる芸術的な側面を持つフィギュアスケート。一番必要なのは、こだわりと意識の高さだと語る。

Figure skating is a sport that has an artistic facet that judges according to a standard of beauty. He spoke about how the most important things are high attention to detail and awareness. 

「技の完成度と美しさを競う競技ですが、ジャッジするのは人間なので、いろんな価値観の人に届く演技でなくてはならない。こだわりと意識の高さを持っているからこそ努力を続けることができるんです。どれだけ自分を客観視できるかも重要で、表現したいことを優先するだけでは独りよがりの演技にしかならないと感じますし、見る人に何かが伝わることで初めてプログラムが完成する。ハッピーなプログラムなら、見た人が次の日からも頑張れたり、心が前に動くきっかけになればいいなと思う。切ないプログラムなら、その人の痛みや経験に寄り添えるものにしたい。まだ26年しか生きていないですけど、自分なりのストーリーや感情を表現したいなと思うこともあります。それは過去だけではなくて、未来への思いや、現在進行形で感じていることだったり、様々なんですけど」

[Figure skating] is a competition [judged] by the perfection and beauty of its moves/skills but, as you are judged by human beings, you have to put out performances that appeal to people with differing values. It’s because I have high standards for the details that I fixate on and am aware of [in my performance] that I can continue to give my all. Though it’s important how objectively I can evaluate myself, if I just fixate on what I want to express, I feel I’d only be able to put out self-centered performances, so a program can firstly only be complete if it can convey something to the audience. If it’s a happy program, I’d wish that the people watching could do their best the next day, and that it could prompt them to move forward in their hearts. If it’s a sad program, I’d like it to be a way for the people watching to connect with their pain and experiences. I’ve only lived 26 years, but I’d like to express my own story and feelings. Not only in relation to the past, but my feelings towards the future, and the things I’m experiencing currently… though it’s very varied. 

オフシーズンの現在も練習場に通う毎日。モチベーションについて尋ねると。

Currently during your off-season, you are commuting every day to your practice rink. Can we ask you about your motivation?

努力の結果が全て。成果が出た時が一番のご褒美だと思っています。頑張ったら何が食べたいとか、買おうとかではなく(笑)、達成した時の喜びを味わいたいから。些細な目標でも、日々何かをやり遂げるようにしたいですね

The results of your hard work is everything. I think the number one happiness is the moment the results come. It’s not anything like ‘oh I’ll get to eat this or buy this if I work hard’ (laughs), it’s because I want to taste the happiness at that moment of accomplishment. Even if it’s a small goal, I try to follow through and accomplish something every day. 

数々のタイトルを獲得してきたが、メンタルが強いと思ったことは一度もないのだそう。

We’ve heard that though you’ve secured countless titles, you’ve never once thought that you were mentally strong?

「試合はもちろん、アイスショーでも気持ち悪くなるぐらい緊張しますし、眠れない夜もたくさんある。でもそれは自分の理想が高いから。だから常に最善を尽くすしかない。練習するだけでなく、休んだり、時には何も考えないことも含め、自分が一番良いと判断した選択を積み重ねることによって、たとえ結果がその時に出なくても、必ず強くなっていってると思う」

Of course this happens at competitions but even at ice shows, I get so nervous that I feel sick and there are many nights I can’t sleep. But that’s because I have high ideals. So I can only give my everything. If I can live by the choice that I’ve judged as the best one, not only in practice but during times of rest and including occasionally when I’m not even thinking about anything, I think you will definitely become stronger, even if you don’t get the results you wanted at the time. 

「次の試合は勝ちます!」という発言で自分にプレッシャーをかけることも多い。

You’ll often bring pressure onto yourself by saying things like ‘I’ll win the next competition!’ 

「できると信じているから。願いを言葉にすることで、脳にもいい作用があると思っています。押し潰されそうな気持ちを原動力にして頑張るイメージ。力んでしまったり、お腹が痛くなることもあるんですけど、その力をいい方向に変えることができれば。緊張しているからこそ丁寧に、集中して取り組むことができる」

It’s because I believe I can do it. I think putting my wishes into words has a good impact on my mind. When I feel like I’m going to be crushed down, I change that to motivation and keep working hard. Though I do get overwhelmed and there are times my stomach hurts, I hope I can turn that power in a good direction. It’s because I get nervous that I can, single-mindedly, concentrate and tackle problems head on. 

近年の試合では「天と地と」「新・平家物語」や「SEIMEI」など日本をテーマにした選曲でも知られる。羽生さんは日本人としてのアイデンティティをどのように考えているのか。

In competitions in recent years, we know you have chosen music with Japanese themes like ‘Ten to chi to’ and ‘SEIMEI’. What do you think of your identity as a Japanese person? 

「実はそんなに意識をしていなくて、むしろ日本人だから忍耐強いとか、丁寧だとか、固定観念に縛られると良くないなと感じます。それがコンプレックスになる人もいると思う。みんなそれぞれ違うからこそ、みんながいい。外国の選手に会うと価値観が違うこともありますし、スケートに対する態度も人それぞれ。でも最終的に何かを一緒にやろうとした時に、一つになることができる。そういうことがSDGsが掲げるダイバーシティな社会だと思いますし、大事なことだと思います」

To be honest, I wasn’t thinking about it like that; on the contrary, I feel that it’s not a good thing to be stereotyped as persevering and polite because we’re Japanese. And I think there are people who have a complex against that. It’s because everyone is different from each other that they are good. When I meet with foreign athletes, there are differences in our values and each person’s attitudes towards skating is varied. But ultimately, when it comes time to do something together, we can unite. That is the sort of diverse society that Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) stand for, and something I think is very important. 

昨年9月、7年間学んだ早稲田大学の人間科学部通信教育課程を卒業した。

Last September, you graduated from the Human Sciences e-School course at Waseda University after studying for 7 years. 

「スケートも勉強も、知識って大切だなと。SDGsの活動についても、自然の中にある、限りある資源を持続可能なものにしていくための勉強をして、そういったプロダクトを選ぶことをしていきたい。僕自身はゴミの問題が気になるので、練習中には常にマイボトルを持ち歩くのを心がけています。ささやかでも自分に何ができるのかを問うことは一つの前進なのかなと思うんです」

In skating and also in studying, knowledge is important. In regards to SDGs’ activities as well, I did research into items that attempt to keep the limited resources in our natural environment sustainable and I want to choose those kinds of products [to use]. I’m personally interested in the problem of rubbish, so I try to normally carry around reusable bottles in training. Even though it may be small, I think one way to keep moving forward is to ask myself what I can do. 

[ENG TRANSLATION] Yuzuru Hanyu x Rikako Ikee – Special Talk: ‘Simply, in order to win’ – 210715

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[ENG SUB] Yuzuru Hanyu Special Program – Dreams on Ice – 210724

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[ENG TRANSLATION] Waseda e-Style Book Interview – 2108

Original article published August 2021.

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学びのキーワード「集中力」(人間科学情報科学科) 羽生結弦さん

Learning Keyword: “Concentration” (Department of Human Informatics Science), Yuzuru Hanyu

Interview with Professor Nishimura Shoji 西村昭治教授 

期待以上に多くを学べる学際的な人間情報科学科

On learning more than his expectations in the interdisciplinary major, Human Informatics Science

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[ENG TRANSLATION] A Feasibility Study on Utilization in Figure Skating by A Wireless Inertia Sensor Motion Capture System, Yuzuru Hanyu – 20210318

Original journal article was first published 18 March 2021

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[ENG TRANSLATION] The first great conversation: Yuzuru Hanyu x Rikako Ikee article preview – 210713

Preview article originally published 13 July 2021. Note that this is not the full article.

Source: https://number.bunshun.jp/articles/-/848840

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 東京オリンピックを間近に控えたある日、東京と仙台を結んでのビッグ対談が、雑誌Number「オリンピック開幕直前特集」で実現した。

As we draw closer to the Tokyo Olympics, a ‘great exchange’ that connects Tokyo and Sendai took place in this special Pre-Olympics Numbers edition. 

 今夏、再び祭典の場に姿を現す水泳の申し子、池江璃花子と、冬の王者、羽生結弦の初顔合わせである。

This is the first face-to-face meeting between the golden child of swimming, who has once more taken to the competitive stage, Rikako Ikee, and the champion of Winter, Yuzuru Hanyu.

 ふたりには、オリンピアンであるということ以外にも、大きな共通点があった。それに気づいていたのは羽生結弦のほうだった。

Besides both being Olympians, the two share another significant commonality. The one who noticed this was Yuzuru Hanyu.

 対談の冒頭から、池江に対して、「若いのにいろいろなものを背負って頑張ってるなとずっと思っていて。ご自身の病気のことはもちろん、他の病気にかかった人を勇気づけたいとか、元気になってほしいというものまで全部。そんなに背負わなくてもいいんじゃないかなと思いつつ、背負っているから強いんだろうなとも」と気遣いを見せた。

From the outset of the conversation, he showed his concern for Ikee, saying, ‘I’ve felt this whole time that though she’s young, she’s had to shoulder the weight of various things and has worked really hard. Of course, there was dealing with her own illness*, but also wanting to give courage to others who were also sick and wanting to get better, all of those things. While I feel that she doesn’t have to bear all of that weight, it’s perhaps because she’s carried these burdens that she is strong.’

*Ikee was diagnosed with leukemia at 19yrs old in February 2019. 

 池江は、それにこう答える。「確かに背負わなくていいことまで背負っている気は自分でもしています。復帰してからは、病気した人代表みたいなものをすべてのレースで感じていました」

Ikee replied: ‘It’s true that I’m carrying the knowledge that I shouldn’t shoulder these burdens. After recovering, I’ve felt at all races that I’m almost like a representative for those who have been ill.’

羽生「当時はすごく重たく思っていた」

 大病を患い、昨年復帰。みるみると競技者としての回復を見せた池江が、人知れず背負っていたもの。羽生は遠いところからもそれを察していた。なぜなら、自分も避けられない天命により、いまもなお、重りを背負っているからだ。

Hanyu: “I think at the time, it weighed on me very heavily.”

The worry of the illness and the recovery last year. Ikee, who seemed to recover and return as a competitor in the blink of an eye, had been shouldering burdens unbeknownst to others. From afar, Hanyu could sympathise with this. It’s because even now, he has also been shouldering a heavy weight that fate had laid upon him. 

「僕も、16歳の時に東日本大震災があって、やっぱりあれからすごくいろいろなものを背負い始めたなと感じていて。

“For me too, since the 3/11 disaster happened when I was sixteen, I feel that from that time, I had started to really shoulder these various things.”

 今も、東日本大震災の支援や復興に関する依頼はなるべく受けるようにしているのですが、当時はすごく重たく思っていました。大震災という天災が起きて、急に、被災地で頑張っている人間だから(日本代表に)選ばれているんだ、というように思われるのは、すごく悔しかった」

“Even now, I try wherever possible to accept requests to help out with [financial] support and recovery in the affected region, but at the time I thought of it as an incredibly heavy weight. The natural disaster suddenly happened and then when it was thought that I was chosen to be the representative of Japan [in figure skating] only because I was someone doing my best in the affected disaster area, I felt very frustrated.”

 冬季オリンピックで2連覇している羽生を前に、少し緊張気味の池江だったが、優しさと温かさ、時に強さを交えて語りかける王者に自身も心を開いていく。

Though she was initially a little tense and nervous in front of the two-time Winter Olympic champion, through a combination of the kindness, warmth and especially strength conveyed through Hanyu’s words to her, Ikee also was able to open up. 

 そして話題は、オリンピックの心構え、最近もっとも悔しかったこと、一人で泣くとき、今乗り越えようとしている課題など、トップアスリート同士だからこそ語り合える内容に及んでいく――。

In addition, the conversation topics included how to prepare for the Olympics, recent and past frustrations and regrets, times when they cried alone, and how to overcome those difficulties now. It’s because they are both top athletes that they could trade notes on all these topics. 

 いつまでも聞いていたい、珠玉の対談だった。

It’s a gem of a conversation you’d want to listen to, anywhere and anytime. 

[ENG TRANSLATION] Yuzuru Hanyu, Dreams on Ice Day 1 Interview – 210709

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All articles originally published 9 July 2021

Part 1 | Part 2 

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PART 1

フィギュアスケートのアイスショー「ドリーム・オン・アイス」が9日、横浜市のKOSE新横浜スケートセンターで行われ、男子で14年ソチ、18年平昌五輪連覇の羽生結弦(ANA)が6年ぶりに出演を果たし、「マスカレイド」を披露。新シーズンをスタートさせた。以下は、代表取材による一問一答。

The ice show “Dreams on Ice” was held on the 9th at Kose Shin-Yokohama Skate Center in Yokohama. Sochi ‘14 and Pyeongchang ‘18 gold medalist Yuzuru Hanyu (ANA) took part for the first time in six years, unveiling his program “Masquerade,” starting off a new season. The interview questions with him are as follows.

 ――6年ぶりのDOI出演となった。

 「えっと、やはり皆さんの前で滑りたい思いが強くありました。昨年、アイスショーがなくて、もっと皆さんの前で滑りたかったなっていうふうに思ったのと。あと、自分が昨シーズン、自分が試合に出るたびに思った、自分が演技することで何か誰かの役に立つんじゃないかとか。何かを感じていただけるんじゃないかとか。そういったことを皆さんのために少しでもやりたいと思って。少しでも多くの場所で、機会で滑りたいなというふうに思い、今回ドリーム・オン・アイスに出させていただきました」

― (Your thoughts on) This being your first appearance at DOI in six years.

Yuzuru: Um, well, I strongly felt that I wanted to skate in front of everyone. Last year there weren’t ice shows, and so I wanted to skate more in front of an audience. Also, last season when I participated in competitions, I thought that perhaps my performances could be useful for someone; that perhaps they could feel something from it. So with that in mind, I wanted to try for everyone’s sake. I want to take the opportunity to skate in as many places as possible, so I decided to participate in Dreams on Ice this time.

 ――実際にパワーをもらえたか。

 「もちろん僕自身はたくさんもらえたんですけど。僕はいただいて、その力をまた演技に変えて、皆さんにまた違った形で恩返しできたらなと思っているので。今は既に1公演でヘトヘトですけど、少しでも皆さんの何かの感情のきっかけになったらいいなと思います」

― Did you actually receive power [through this?]

Y: Of course, I personally received a lot [of power]. I received it and then changed it into power for my performance, and maybe everyone watching will pass this on in turn in another form. I’m already exhausted after this one performance so I hope this may be the impetus for some sort of emotion in everyone. 

 ――最大の目標ではる4回転半の状況は。

 「まずこのドリーム・オン・アイス、僕の中では久しぶりに1日2公演あるアイスショーですので。かなり体をつくって、このアイスショーに焦点を絞って練習しなくてはいけないなと思い。そこまで4Aの練習はできていません。ただ、スターズ・オン・アイスが終わって、体のダメージだとか。昨シーズン頑張ってきた体をいたわりつつ、アクセルの基礎の練習だったり、1から自分が作り直して、4回転半に向けて作り直す作業をしっかりできたらというので、これからにシーズンに向けて本格的に練習していきたいと思います」

― What is the current state of the quad Axel, which you cited as your ultimate goal right now?

Y: Firstly, Dreams on Ice is the first ice show in awhile where I’ve had to do two performances in one day. I thought that I must prepare my body and focus on this ice show so I haven’t been able to practise my quad Axel until now. After Stars on Ice, there was the toll that it took on my body, the need to take care of my body that had worked hard last season, there was practice on the foundations of the axel, and the need to do the work to properly rebuild my body for the quad Axel from square one; I’d like to start concretely practising for the season ahead from here on out. 

 ――今季のプログラム、SPは決まったか。

 「曲は決まっている。ただ、実際に音源はできていないですし。まだ発表できません」

― Regarding next season’s programs, have you decided on your SP?

Y: The music is decided. But, the editing is not done, so I cannot announce it yet.

 ――フリーは継続か。

 「はい、フリーは『天と地と』を継続したいなというふうに思います」

― Will the free program [from last season] continue on?

Y: Yes, I am thinking I want to keep the free (program) “Ten to Chi to”.

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PART 2

――2季ぶりにGPシリーズ出場を決めた理由は。

 「試合の機会がないと、やはり4回転半決めても意味がないと思いますし。試合で決めたいなという気持ちが強くあって。その機会を少しでも持てたらいいなというふうに思い、グランプリシリーズに出場することを決めました」

― What is the reason you decided to compete in the GP Series again after two seasons?

Yuzuru: Without the chance to be in competition, I think even if I land the quad Axel, it’s pointless. I strongly feel I want to land it in competition. I thought that I should take as many opportunities as I can in that regard, and so I decided to participate in the Grand Prix series [this season]. 

 ――出場NHK杯、ロシア杯に決まった。

 「NHK杯が決まった段階で、必然的にロシアになるか、カナダになるか、中国になるか、みたいな感じがあったので。僕は世界選手権3位の人間なので、決定権は特になかったです」

― You decided on NHK Trophy and Rostelecom Cup [for your GP competitions]

Y: When they decided I would compete at the NHK Trophy, I felt it would definitely be either Rostelecom Cup, Skate Canada or the Cup of China. I was 3rd at the World Championships so I didn’t have any particular say in it.  

 ――改めて北京五輪への思いは

 「平昌シーズンみたく、絶対に金メダル獲りたいという気持ちは特にありません。ただ、必ず今シーズンで4回転半を決めるんだという強い意志はあります。しっかりと、その意志を、決意を持って今シーズン挑みたいなと思っています」

―Once again, what are your thoughts on the Beijing Olympics?

Y: I don’t particularly have the same feelings that I absolutely must get the gold medal like I did during the season of Pyeongchang (Olympics). However, I am very determined to definitely land the quad Axel this season. I will take up that challenge this season with that resolve and determination.

 ――その先にあるものか。

 「道の中にあるのであれば。ただ、うーん。やはり先ほども言ったように平昌シーズンだったり、ソチだったり。そうった時みたいな熱量はないなというふうに自分の中では思っています」

― Is [the Beijing Olympics] something beyond that goal?

Y: If it happens to be part of the journey [towards the 4A]. It’s just…hm. Like I said before, I feel I don’t have the same degree of passion or fervour that I did at the time of Sochi or Pyeongchang. 

 ――マスカレイドを演じた理由は

 「なかなかこのプログラムを演じられる機会がなかったですし。ただ、なんか、あの時とは違って、もっと大人になって、もっと表現したいものだったり、もっと客観的に感じてもらえるものがこの世の中だからこそ増えたんじゃないかなというふうに思い、自分の中で演じたいなというふうに思ってこのプログラムにさせていただきました」

― What is the reason you performed “Masquerade” today?

Y: Well, I haven’t had many chances to perform this program. But also, since that time [I first did the program], I’ve become more of an adult, and I think there is more I want to express, and given the current state of the world, there is more I think that can be objectively felt from the program, so with those thoughts in mind, I wanted to perform it again, so I chose this program.

 ――拠点は国内なのか。

 「まず、カナダにかえるためには大変な手続きがあるのと。可能か不可能か自分の中で確証はないので分からないんですけど、とりあえず、自分の中では昨シーズンの経験を踏まえて日本で1人で練習しても成長できるということを感じているので。今のところカナダに帰ることは考えていません。ただ、振付に関してリモートで、と考えてはいます」

― Will your training base this season be in Japan?

Y: First, in order to return to Canada now, there are many difficult procedures involved. I’m not certain whether it is even possible or not, but for the time being, based on my experiences from last season, I feel that I can grow even if training on my own, so I am not thinking of returning to Canada at the moment. However, I think with regards to the choreography, that it will be done with remote assistance [from Canada].

 ――東京五輪が無観客開催となったが、どう感じているか。

 「僕は選手の立場なので。はっきり言ってしまえば、観客が…観客の方々が直接声援を送っていただけるとか、足を運んでいただけるとか。そういったことに声を上げることは僕はできないんじゃないかなと。ただ、選手の立場から言わせていただけるのであれば、オリンピックは選手にとっての夢の舞台であり、競技によっては最後の、一番ほしい夢の舞台だと思います。その舞台で一生懸命やることには変わりないと思いますし。なんか、こんな時だからこそ、僕らだったら演技って言っちゃうんですけど、こんな時だからこそのレースであったり、こんな時だからこその感動が生まれるのではないかなと思います」

― The upcoming Tokyo Olympics has been decided to be held without spectators. How do you feel about this?

Y: I am coming from the standpoint of an athlete. To put it bluntly, the audience…in regards to whether the audience can convey their support or travel [to watch] in person, I can’t really speak to that. But if I can speak from an athlete’s standpoint, the Olympics are a dream stage for many athletes, I think the final dream stage they long for the most. I don’t think the fact they will give everything they have on that stage will change. It’s the fact that it’s during times like this – we [skaters] call it a ‘performance’ – but I think it’s precisely because it’s during these [difficult] times that [watching events like] races and whatnot can result in something touching and emotional.

[ENG SUB] Yuzuru Hanyu – FS TV Japanese Nationals Interview Clip – 210307

Translation: @axelsandwich
Proofreading: @yuzueco & @shinjistarxx
Raw Video + Japanese Transcript: BBI by @aoyuzu205
Sub: @yuzuru_fairy

Transcript

From an interview given 28 December 2020, first broadcast 7 March 2021.

なんかやっぱまだ実感がわかないですね、世界選手権。まぁ、一応会見でも代表会見みたいなことはありましたし、そこで語った言葉は何も偽りはないですし、実際に世界選手権代表という気持ちであそこにはいましたけれど、

Yes… the World Championships don’t really feel real yet. Well there was the World Championships representatives press conference and the things I said there were not at all false, and I attended that press conference feeling as if I am really a Worlds (team) representative.

やっぱり戦ったこと、この全日本で戦い抜いたこと、滑り抜いたことって言うのは一生消えない・・大切な記憶のひとつになったとは思います。

The fact I skated and fought through to the very end of the Japanese National Championships has become an important memory, something that won’t disappear.

ただ、これから僕らが世界選手権までまぁ、あると仮定して世界選手権までに闘わなきゃいけないのは間違いなくウイルスだったり、社会全体だと思っているので、

However, assuming the World Championships will still be happening, what we have to face until then is, without doubt, the coronavirus with society as a whole.

まずは健康であって、何よりも自分達がアスリートらしく過ごせるようにそんな世の中を早く見たいなって、過ごしたいなって思います

The first thing is to stay healthy and there’s nothing I’d like more than to be able to quickly see and live in a world where we can go on with our (normal) athlete (activities), so I’d like to spend my time working towards that.

僕が見せたいスケートとか、僕が表現したいものとか、そういうものってやっぱり身体がないと何もできないので、まずは身体を大切に、そしてまわりも人も大切に、大事なものを僕は、スケートという大事なものを守れるように、しっかり胸を張って行動できることをやっていきたいと思います

The kind of performance I want to show, and the things I want to express, ultimately, I cannot do any of that without being healthy. So firstly, I’d like to take good care of my body and also the people around me. I want to contribute what I can, as seriously as I can and with pride, in order to protect figure skating, which itself is something precious to me.

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