[ENG TRANSLATION] Yuzuru Hanyu SharePractice – 20220810

Photo by Yoshiki Kogaito, Sponichi

All articles originally published 10 August 2022

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Translation:ย AFT
Proofreading:ย @tsukihoshi14, @axelsandwich

Part 1

ใ€€ใƒ•ใ‚ฃใ‚ฎใƒฅใ‚ขใ‚นใ‚ฑใƒผใƒˆ็”ทๅญใง14ๅนดใ‚ฝใƒใ€18ๅนดๅนณๆ˜Œใงไบ”่ผช้€ฃ่ฆ‡ใ‚’้”ๆˆใ—ใ€ใƒ—ใƒญ่ปขๅ‘ใ—ใŸ็พฝ็”Ÿ็ตๅผฆใ•ใ‚“๏ผˆ27๏ผ‰ใŒ10ๆ—ฅใ€ไป™ๅฐๅธ‚ใฎใ‚ขใ‚คใ‚นใƒชใƒณใ‚ฏไป™ๅฐใงๅ…ฌ้–‹็ทด็ฟ’ใ€ŒSharePracticeใ€ใ‚’่กŒใฃใŸใ€‚

On August 10th, Yuzuru Hanyu (27), who turned professional having won two Olympics back to back at Sochi in 2014 and Pyeongchang in 2018 for Men’s figure skating, and turned to pro held an open practice called โ€œSharePracticeโ€ at Ice Rink Sendai in Sendai City.

็ทด็ฟ’ใฎๆง˜ๅญใฏใ€ๅ…ฌๅผYouTubeใƒใƒฃใƒณใƒใƒซใ€ŒHANYUใ€€YUZURUใ€ใงใƒฉใ‚คใƒ–้…ไฟกใ€‚ใ‚นใ‚ฑใƒผใƒˆไบบ็”Ÿใฎ็ฌฌ2็ซ ใŒๅง‹ใพใฃใŸใ€‚

There was a live stream to share the practice session on his official YouTube channel, โ€œHANYU YUZURUโ€. The second chapter of his skating life has started.

็ทด็ฟ’ๅพŒใฎไธ€ๅ•ไธ€็ญ”ใฏไปฅไธ‹ใฎ้€šใ‚Šใ€‚

Q&As after the practice are as follows. 

ใ€€โ€•โ€•ไปŠๅ›žใฎ็ทด็ฟ’ๅ…ฌ้–‹ใฎๆ„ๅ›ณใฏใ€‚

Q: What is your intention of sharing the practice session this time?

ใ€€ใ€Œใˆใฃใจใƒผใ€‚ใพใšใ€ใ‚ใฎใƒผใ€่‡ชๅˆ†ใŒใ“ใ‚Œใ‹ใ‚‰ใ€ใƒ—ใƒญใจใ—ใฆๆดปๅ‹•ใ—ใฆใ„ใใซใ‚ใŸใฃใฆใ€ใˆใƒผใ€ใชใ‹ใชใ‹ใชใ‚“ใ‹็ทด็ฟ’ใฎๅ…‰ๆ™ฏใจใ‹ใ€ใ‚ใจใ€ใชใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‹ใญใ€ใ‚„ใฃใฑใ‚Š4ๅ›ž่ปขๅŠใซใคใ„ใฆใ‚‚ใ‚ใฎใƒผใ€ใ‚„ใฃใฆใ„ใใฃใฆใ„ใ†ใ“ใจใ‚’่ฆ‹ใ›ใ‚‹ๆฉŸไผšใฃใฆใชใ‹ใชใ‹ใชใ„ใชใฃใฆใ„ใ†ใตใ†ใซๆ€ใฃใฆใ„ใฆใ€‚

Well, first of all, as I start to do the activities as a professional (athlete) from now on, I think there are scarce chances to show my practice sessions, or my challenge for the quad Axel.

ใงใ‚‚ใ€ใใ‚Œใงใ‚‚่‡ชๅˆ†ใฎ็ทด็ฟ’ใ‚„ใฃใฑ่ฆ‹ใŸใ„ใชใฃใฆๆ€ใฃใฆใใ ใ•ใ‚‹ๆ–นใ‚‚ใ„ใ‚‰ใฃใ—ใ‚ƒใ„ใพใ™ใ—ใ€‚ใใ†ใ„ใ†ไธญใงใ€ใ‚ใฎใƒผใ€ใชใ‚“ใ‹่‡ชๅˆ†ใฎใ€ใใฎใ‚ขใ‚นใƒชใƒผใƒˆใ‚‰ใ—ใ•ใฃใฆใ„ใ†ใ‹ใ€ๆ นๆœฌ็š„ใซใ‚ใ‚‹ใ€ใˆใƒผใ€ใ•ใ‚‰ใซ่ฟฝๆฑ‚ใ—็ถšใ‘ใ‚‹ๅงฟใฟใŸใ„ใชใ‚‚ใฎใ‚’ใ€ใ‚ใฎใ€่ฆ‹ใฆใ„ใŸใ ใ‘ใ‚‹ๆฉŸไผšใซใชใ‚Œใฐใ„ใ„ใชใจๆ€ใฃใฆใ€ใ“ใ†ใ‚„ใฃใฆ็ทด็ฟ’ใ‚’ๅ…ฌ้–‹ใ™ใ‚‹ใจใ„ใ†ใ‚คใƒ™ใƒณใƒˆใ‚’ใคใใฃใฆใฟใพใ—ใŸใ€‚

However, there are people who want to watch my practices. In that situation, I thought it would be nice if I could create an opportunity for them to watch my athleticism, or should I say, my attitude of continuously pursuing things, which I fundamentally have in myself. Thatโ€™s why I created this event of sharing my practice session.

ๆœฌๅฝ“ใซๆ€ฅใใ‚‡ใ ใฃใŸใฎใงใ€ใ‚„ใ‚Œใ‚‹ๆผ”็›ฎใ ใฃใŸใ‚Šใจใ‹ใ€ๆŽ›ใ‘ใ‚‰ใ‚Œใ‚‹ๆ›ฒใ ใฃใŸใ‚Šใจใ‹ใ€ใ‹ใชใ‚Š้™ใ‚‰ใ‚ŒใŸไธญใงใฏใ‚ใฃใŸใจๆ€ใ†ใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€‚ใงใ‚‚ใ€ใ‚ใฎใ€ใ‚ชใƒชใƒณใƒ”ใƒƒใ‚ฏใจๅŒใ˜ๆง‹ๆˆใฎใ€ใ‚ใฎใ€ๅนณๆ˜Œใ‚ชใƒชใƒณใƒ”ใƒƒใ‚ฏใจๅŒใ˜ๆง‹ๆˆใฎSEIMEIใ‚’ใƒŽใƒผใƒŸใ‚นใ™ใ‚‹ใฃใฆใ„ใ†ใ“ใจใŒไปŠๅ›žใฎ็›ฎๆจ™ใงใ‚ใฃใฆใ€‚ใˆใฃใจใƒผใ€ใ‚ใฎๆ™‚ใ‚ˆใ‚Šใ‚‚ใ†ใพใ„ใ‚“ใ ใฃใฆใ„ใ†่จผๆ˜Žใ—ใŸใ„ใฟใŸใ„ใชใ€่‡ชๅˆ†ใฎไธญใงใใ†ใ„ใ†ๅผทใ„ๆ„ๅฟ—ใŒใ‚ใฃใฆใ€‚ใˆใƒผใ€ไปŠๆ—ฅๆœ€ๅพŒใพใงใ€ใˆใƒผใ€ๆป‘ใ‚Šๅˆ‡ใ‚‰ใ›ใฆใ„ใŸใ ใใพใ—ใŸใ€

Since it has been decided hastily, the programs that I can perform and the music that I can play were quite limited, I think. However, skating clean to SEIMEI with the same layout I did at the Olympics, I mean PyeongChang Olympics, was my goal this time.

And also I find myself having a strong resolution of wanting to prove that I am better than I was at that time. So today, I skated that program until the end.

ใ€€โ€•โ€•็ทด็ฟ’ใงใ€ŒSEIMEIใ€ใ‚’้ธใ‚“ใ ็†็”ฑใฏใ€‚

Q: Why did you choose โ€œSEIMEIโ€ for this practice session?

ใ€€ใ€Œใ‚„ใฃใฑใ‚Šใ€ๅนณๆ˜Œใ‚ชใƒชใƒณใƒ”ใƒƒใ‚ฏใงใ€ใ‚ใฎใƒผใ€ใฎSEIMEIใฎใ‚คใƒกใƒผใ‚ธใŒใ‹ใชใ‚Šๅผทใ„ใจๆ€ใ†ใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‚ˆใญใ€‚ใŸใ ใ€ใ‚ใฎใƒผใ€ใ‚ใฎๆ™‚ใ€ใƒŽใƒผใƒŸใ‚นใ—ใใ‚ŒใŸใ‚ใ‘ใงใฏใชใ‹ใฃใŸใงใ™ใ—ใ€ใ‚‚ใกใ‚ใ‚“ใƒชใ‚ซใƒใƒชใƒผใจใ‹ใ†ใพใใ„ใฃใŸใชใฃใฆๆ€ใ†็‚นใฏใ‚ใ‚Šใพใ—ใŸใ‘ใ‚Œใงใ‚‚ใ€ใงใ‚‚ใ‚ใฎๆ™‚ใซๆœฌๆฅใ—ใŸใ‹ใฃใŸๆผ”ๆŠ€ใฃใฆใ„ใ†ใฎใฏใ‚„ใฃใฑใ‚Š่ถณ้ฆ–ใฎ็Šถๆ…‹ๅซใ‚ใฆใ€ใชใ‹ใชใ‹ใงใใชใ‹ใฃใŸใงใ™ใ—ใ€‚

ใ‚ใฎๆ™‚ใพใ ใ€ใใ“ใพใง็ขบ็Ž‡ใŒ่‰ฏใ‹ใฃใŸใ‚ใ‘ใงใฏใชใ‹ใฃใŸใฎใงใ€ใชใ‚“ใ‹ไปŠๅ›žใ€่‡ชๅˆ†ใจใ—ใฆใฏใ‚ใ‚Œใ‹ใ‚‰ๆˆ้•ทใ—ใฆใ‚‹ใฃใฆใ„ใ†ใจใ“ใ‚ใ‚’่ฆ‹ใ›ใŸใ‹ใฃใŸใฃใฆใ„ใ†ใฎใŒไธ€็•ชๅผทใ‹ใฃใŸใชใฃใฆๆ€ใ„ใพใ™ใ€

Actually, people probably have a strong impression of the SEIMEI program that I skated at the PyeongChang Olympics. However, I could not skate it clean at that time, and although there were of course other parts that probably made up for it, I must admit that, given the conditions of my ankle and other things, I could hardly give a performance that I had wanted to do back then.

At that time, the probability of my being able to skate that program clean was not that high, so this time, what I wanted the most is to show that I have become better than myself at that time – that would be the strongest point.

ใ€€โ€•โ€•๏ผˆSEIMEIใ‚’๏ผ‰3ๅ›žใ‚‚็ถšใ‘ใฆใ‚„ใ‚‹ใจใ“ใ‚ใซ็พฝ็”Ÿใ•ใ‚“ใ‚‰ใ—ใ•ใŒ่ฆ‹ใˆใŸใ€‚

Q: You continuously did (SEIMEI) 3 times, and that made us think it is very unique to Hanyu-san.

ใ€€ใ€Œใ„ใ‚„๏ฝžใ€ใ‚ใฎใƒผใ€ใพใ‚ใ€ๆœฌๆฅใฎ็ทด็ฟ’ใงใ‚‚3ๅ›ž็ถšใ‘ใฆใ€ใ‚‚ใฃใจ้–“ใฎใƒˆใƒฉใƒณใ‚ธใ‚ทใƒงใƒณใจใ‹ๆŠœใ„ใŸใ‚Šใ—ใพใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€ใพใ‚ใ€3ๅ›ž็ถšใ‘ใฆ็ทด็ฟ’ใ™ใ‚‹ใ“ใจใฏใ‚„ใฃใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใฎใงใ€ใพใ‚ๅฎŸ้š›ใฎ็ทด็ฟ’ๅ…‰ๆ™ฏใซใกใ‚‡ใฃใจ่ฟ‘ใ„ใงใ™ใ€‚ใพใ‚ๅฎŸ้š›ใฏ3ๅ›žใƒŽใƒผใƒŸใ‚นใจใ‹ใ™ใ‚‹ใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉ๏ผˆ็ฌ‘ใ„๏ผ‰ใ€‚ใกใ‚‡ใฃใจไปŠๆ—ฅใฏๆฐ—ๅˆๅ…ฅใ‚Šใ™ใŽใฆ็ฉบๅ›žใฃใฆใ„ใŸ้ƒจๅˆ†ใ‚‚ใ‚ใฃใŸใ‹ใชใจใฏๆ€ใ„ใพใ™ใ€

Well, actually in my usual practices, I could do it 3 times consecutively. Of course, for example, I would omit some more transitions in between, but I do practice it 3 times in a row, so it was a little closer to what you can see at my usual practice. Well, in fact, I can skate it clean 3 times (laugh). I think there was a part where I was spinning wheels since I was too excited. 

โ€•โ€•YouTubeใงใฏ10ไธ‡ไบบ่ถ…ใŒ่ฆ–่ดใ—ใฆใ„ใŸใ€‚

Q: There were more than 100,000 people watching.

ใ€Œใ‚ใ‚ŠใŒใจใ†ใ”ใ–ใ„ใพใ™ใ€‚ใ„ใ‚„ใƒผใ€ๆœฌๅฝ“ใซใ‚ใฎใƒผโ€ฆๅฎŸ้š›ใฎ่ฉฑใ‚’ใ™ใ‚‹ใจใ€ใ‚„ใฃใฑใ€้…ไฟกใจใ‹ใ‚‚ๅ‡„ใใ€่‡ชๅˆ†ใฏ่‡ชๅˆ†ใฎๆฅฝๆ›ฒใ‚’ไฝฟใฃใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใ‚ใ‘ใงใฏใชใ„ใฎใงใ€ใพใ‚ใŠ้‡‘ใŒใ‹ใ‹ใฃใŸใ‚Šใจใ‹ใฃใฆใ„ใ†ใ“ใจใ‚‚ใ‚ใ‚‹ใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€‚ใงใ‚‚ใ€ใ‚ใฎใƒผใ€ไปŠๅ›žใฏ็„กๆ–™ใงใ€ใ‚ใฎใƒผใ€่ฆ‹ใฆใ„ใŸใ ใ‘ใŸใ‚‰ใชใฃใฆใ„ใ†ใตใ†ใซใ‚‚ๆ€ใฃใฆใ€็„กๆ–™ใงๅ…ฌ้–‹ใ—ใพใ—ใŸใ€‚

Thank you. Well, frankly speaking, regarding the live streaming, I do not use my own music pieces, one thing is that it costs a lot. However, this time, I also wanted to allow everyone to watch for free, so I shared it for free.

ใˆใƒผใ€ๅฎŸ้š›ใ“ใ‚Œใ‹ใ‚‰่‡ชๅˆ†ใŒไฝฟใฃใฆใ„ใใŸใ„ๆฅฝๆ›ฒใจใ‹ใ€ใ„ใ‚ใ‚“ใชใ“ใจใ‚’ๅซใ‚ใฆใ€็”ณ่ซ‹ใจใ‹ใ—ใฆใ„ใใจๆ€ใ†ใจใ€ใ‚‚ใฃใจใ‚‚ใฃใจ่ŽซๅคงใชใŠ้‡‘ใŒใ‹ใ‹ใฃใฆใ—ใพใ†ใ‹ใ‚‚ใ—ใ‚Œใชใ„ใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€ใพใ‚ใ“ใ‚Œใ‹ใ‚‰ใฉใ†ใ—ใ‚ˆใ†ใ‹ใชใฃใฆใ€ใใฎใƒใƒฃใƒณใƒใƒซ่‡ชไฝ“ใฎๆดปๅ‹•ใ‚‚ใฉใ†ใ—ใ‚ˆใ†ใ‹ใชใฃใฆใ„ใ†ใ“ใจใฏใกใ‚‡ใฃใจ่€ƒใˆใฆใฏใ„ใ‚‹ใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€‚

In fact, when I think about applying (for the rights to use) the music pieces that I want to use and various other things as well, I think it might cost a much more huge amount of money, so Iโ€™ve been thinking a little about what I should do from now on, or how I can do the activities on my channel itself.

ใงใ‚‚ใ€ใ‚ใฎใ€็š†ใ•ใ‚“ใซโ€œ็พฝ็”Ÿ็ตๅผฆใฃใฆๆ นๆœฌ็š„ใซใ“ใ†ใ„ใ†็ทด็ฟ’ใ—ใฆใ‚‹ใ‚“ใ โ€ใจใ‹ใ€ใƒ•ใ‚ฃใ‚ฎใƒฅใ‚ขใ‚นใ‚ฑใƒผใƒˆใฃใฆใ€ใ‚ใฎใ€ๅ‡„ใ„่ฏใ‚„ใ‹ใชใ‚คใƒกใƒผใ‚ธใ‚ใ‚‹ใจๆ€ใ†ใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€ใ„ใ‚„ใ€ใใฎไธญใซใ“ใ‚“ใชใซๆณฅ่‡ญใ„ๆœฌๅฝ“ใซใ‚‚ใ†ใ€ใ‚ใฎๅฟ…ๆญปใงใ‚‚ใŒใ„ใฆใ€ใ‚ใฎใ€็ทด็ฟ’ใ—ใฆใ‚‹ๅงฟใŒใ‚ใ‚‹ใ‚“ใ ใชใฃใฆใ„ใ†ใฎใ‚’ใกใ‚‡ใฃใจ่ฆ‹ใฆใ„ใŸใ ใใŸใ„ใชใฃใฆใ„ใ†ใตใ†ใซๆ€ใฃใฆใ€‚ใ‚ใฎใ€ๅฐ‘ใ—ใงใ‚‚ใ‚นใ‚ฑใƒผใƒˆใซ่ˆˆๅ‘ณใชใ„ๆ–นใงใ‚‚่ฆ‹ใฆใ„ใŸใ ใ‘ใ‚‹ใ‚ˆใ†ใซใ—ใŸใ„ใชใจๆ€ใฃใฆใ€ใ‚ใฎใ€ๅ…ฌ้–‹ใ•ใ›ใฆใ„ใŸใ ใใพใ—ใŸใ€

But I wanted people to know how Yuzuru Hanyu would basically practice, or, people might have a very brilliant image of figure skating. I want them to see that behind such an image, there is me who looks unrefined and is desperately struggling while practicing. I thought Iโ€™d like people who have no interest in figure skating to watch it even a little, and this is the reason I shared my practice session.

ใ€€โ€•โ€•ใ€Œใƒ›ใƒผใƒ—๏ผ†ใƒฌใ‚ฌใ‚ทใƒผใ€ใฎๅ†’้ ญใง4ๅ›ž่ปขใƒซใƒผใƒ—โ€•3ๅ›ž่ปขใƒˆใƒผใƒซใƒผใƒ—ใ‚’่ทณใ‚“ใงใ„ใŸใ€‚็ทด็ฟ’ใงใฏ่ฆ‹ใŸใ“ใจใ‚ใ‚‹ใŒใ€ๆœฌ็•ชใงใฏใ‚„ใฃใฆใ„ใชใ‹ใฃใŸใ€‚ไปŠๆ—ฅ่ทณใ‚“ใ ็†็”ฑใฏใ€‚

Q: You jumped a 4Lo-3T at the beginning of Hope & Legacy. We saw it at the practice, but you havenโ€™t done it in actual competitions. Why did you jump it today?

ใ€€ใ€Œใ„ใ‚„ใ€ใชใ‚“ใ‹ใ€ๆœฌๅฝ“ใฏใชใ‚“ใ‹ใ€ใƒซใƒผใƒ—ใ€ใƒซใƒผใƒ—ใƒˆใƒผใซใ™ใ‚‹ใ‹ใ€ใƒซใƒผใƒ—ใ‚ขใ‚ฏใ‚ปใƒซใซใ™ใ‚‹ใ‹ใจใ‹ใ€ใ„ใ‚ใ„ใ‚ๆ‚ฉใ‚“ใ ใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€‚ใงใ‚‚ใ€ใชใ‚“ใ‹ไปŠๅ›žใฏSEIMEIใ‚’ใƒŽใƒผใƒŸใ‚นใ™ใ‚‹ใ“ใจใŒ็›ฎๆจ™ใ ใฃใŸใฎใงใ€ใƒซใƒผใƒ—ใƒˆใƒผใใ‚‰ใ„ใซใ—ใจใ“ใ†ใ‹ใชใฃใฆใ„ใ†ใตใ†ใซๆ€ใ„ใพใ—ใŸใ€‚

Well, actually, I wondered which one I should jump, such as a 4Lo, 4Lo-3T, or 4Lo-3A and so on. But this time, my goal was to skate SEIMEI cleanly, so I thought Iโ€™d choose somewhere around a 4Lo-3T.

ๅฎŸ้š›ใฏใƒซใƒผใƒ—ใฎใ‚ณใƒณใƒ“ใƒใƒผใ‚ทใƒงใƒณใ‚ธใƒฃใƒณใƒ—ใจใ‹ใ‚‚ใ—ใฃใ‹ใ‚Š็ทด็ฟ’ใ—ใฆใฆใ€ๆœฌ็•ชใง็ต„ใฟ่พผใ‚ใ‚‹ใปใฉใฎ็ขบ็Ž‡ใฎ้ซ˜ใ•ใชใฎใ‹ใจใ‹ใ€ใพใ‚ใ€ใ“ใ‚Œใ‹ใ‚‰่‡ชๅˆ†ใŒใ‚„ใฃใฆใ„ใใŸใ„ใจๆ€ใ†ๆดปๅ‹•ใฎไธญใงใใ‚“ใชใ€ใใฎ้›ฃๆ˜“ๅบฆใฎใ‚‚ใฎใ‚’ใ‚„ใ‚‹ๅฟ…่ฆใŒใ‚ใ‚‹ใฎใ‹ใจใ‹ใ€ใใ†ใ„ใ†ใ“ใจใ‚’่€ƒใˆใ‚‹ใจใ€ๅพ—็‚น็š„ใซใ‚‚ใŠใ„ใ—ใใชใ„ใ—ใชใจใ‹ใฃใฆๆ€ใ†ใจใ€ใ‚„ใ‚‹ๅฟ…่ฆใชใ„ใ‹ใ‚‚ใ—ใ‚Œใชใ„ใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€ใƒใƒ†ใƒณใ‚ทใƒฃใƒซใจใ—ใฆใ“ใ“ใพใงใ‚ใ‚‹ใžใฃใฆใ„ใ†ใจใ“ใ‚ใฏใกใ‚‡ใฃใจ่ฆ‹ใ›ใŸใ‹ใฃใŸใงใ™ใ€

In fact, Iโ€™ve been steadily practicing combination jumps with the (quad) Loop, and when I think about whether they have high enough success rate to be put into actual performances, or if I need to do such difficult things in the activities that Iโ€™d like to do in future, (I think) I might not need to do them since they are not even beneficial in terms of scores, but I just wanted to show that I have a potential to this level.

Photo by Yoshiki Kogaito, Sponichi

Part 2

ใ€€โ€•โ€•ไป™ๅฐใงใฎใƒ›ใƒผใƒ ใƒชใƒณใ‚ฏใธใฎๆ€ใ„ใฏใ€‚

What are your thoughts on your home rink in Sendai?

ใ€€ใ€Œใ„ใ‚„ใ€ๆœฌๅฝ“ใซใ‚ใฎใƒผใ€ใ“ใ“ใฎๅพŒใ‚ใงๆ€ใ„ใฃๅˆ‡ใ‚Š4ๅ›ž่ปขใƒˆใƒผใƒซใƒผใƒ—ใฎ็ทด็ฟ’ใ—ใฆใฆใ€ใ‚ใฃใกใ‚ƒ่ปขใณใพใใฃใŸใ‚Šใจใ‹ใ€‚ใ„ใ‚„ใชใ‚“ใ‹ใ€โ€œใ“ใ†ใ‚„ใฃใฆใ‚‹ใ‹ใ‚‰ๅ›ž่ปข่ถณใ‚Šใชใชใใฆใ€ใ“ใ†ใ‚„ใฃใฆใ“ใ‘ใกใ‚ƒใ†ใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‚ˆโ€ใจใ‹่จ€ใฃใฆใ‚‹ใฎๆ‡ใ‹ใ—ใ„ใชใฃใฆๆ€ใฃใŸใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€‚ใ‚ใฎใƒผใ€ใ‚„ใฃใฑใ‚Šใ“ใ“ใง็ทด็ฟ’ใ—ใฆใ„ใ‘ใ‚‹ใ“ใจใฏ็‰นๅˆฅใงใ™ใ—ใ€‚ใ‚ใฎใƒผใ€ใ‚‚ใกใ‚ใ‚“ๆ˜”ใฟใŸใ„ใซใ„ใ‚ใ‚“ใช้ธๆ‰‹ใŸใกใจไธ€็ท’ใซ็ทด็ฟ’ใ—ใŸใ‚Šใจใ‹ใฃใฆใ„ใ†ๆฉŸไผšใฏใชใใชใฃใฆใ—ใพใ„ใพใ—ใŸใ‘ใ‚Œใฉใ‚‚ใ€‚ใŸใ ใ‚„ใฃใฑใ‚Šใ€ๅœฐๅ…ƒใ‚’้›ขใ‚Œใšใซใ“ใ†ใ‚„ใฃใฆๅœฐๅ…ƒใง็ทด็ฟ’ใ—ใฆ่‡ชๅˆ†ใ‚’้ซ˜ใ‚ใฆใ„ใ‘ใ‚‹ใฃใฆใ„ใ†ใ“ใจใฎ็‰นๅˆฅใชๆ„Ÿๆƒ…ใฏใ‚ใ‚Šใพใ™ใ€‚ใ“ใ‚Œใ‹ใ‚‰ใ‚‚ใ€ใ‚ใฎใƒผใ€ใพใ‚ๅƒ•่‡ช่บซใ‚‚ใ“ใ“ใงๆˆ้•ทใ—ใŸใ„ใชใฃใฆๆ€ใ„ใคใคใ‚‚ใ€ใพใŸใ€ใ‚ใฎใ€่‡ชๅˆ†่‡ช่บซใ‚‚ใใฎๅœฐๅ…ƒใซ่ฒข็Œฎใงใใ‚‹ใ‚ˆใ†ใซใ€่‡ชๅˆ†ใŒๅคงๅฅฝใใชๆ•…้ƒทใ‚’ๅฐ‘ใ—ใงใ‚‚ๆ”ฏๆดใ—ใฆใ„ใ‘ใ‚‹ใ‚ˆใ†ใชๆดปๅ‹•ใ‚‚ๅซใ‚ใฆใ€ใ‚ใฎใ€้ ‘ๅผตใฃใฆใ„ใใŸใ„ใชใจใฏๆ€ใ„ใพใ™ใ€

Well, actually, I used to practice quadruple toe loop (in this rink) right behind me, over there, and fell a lot of times. And Iโ€™m nostalgic remembering that I used to explain โ€œit falls short of rotation since I do like this, then I fall this way.โ€ In fact, being able to practice here is something special. Of course, I no longer have the chance to practice together with various skaters now. Yet, I still have a special feeling for the fact that I do not have to leave this town and Iโ€™m able to continuously brush up my skills by practicing at my home rink. While I want to keep growing here, Iโ€™d also like to contribute to this city, and work hard to do many things to support my beloved hometown, even if only a little. 

ใ€€โ€•โ€•ๅๆ•ฐๅนดๅ‰ใซใ“ใ“ใงใ€ๅญใฉใ‚‚ใฎๆ™‚ใซใ‚คใƒณใ‚ฟใƒ“ใƒฅใƒผใงใ€Œ้‡‘ใƒกใƒ€ใƒซใ‚’็ฒใ‚‹ใ€ใจ่จ€ใฃใฆใ„ใŸใ€‚ใใ‚ŒใŒ2ๅบฆใ‚‚ใ‹ใชใฃใฆใ€ใ“ใฎๅ ดใงๆŒฏใ‚Š่ฟ”ใฃใฆใฟใฆใ€‚

More than ten years ago, here (at this rink), when you were a small child, you said โ€œI will get a gold medalโ€. And you did it twice. Looking back, what do you think about it now?

ใ€€ใ€Œใใ†ใงใ™ใญโ€ฆใพใ‚ใงใ‚‚ใ€ๅƒ•่‡ช่บซใ‚„ใฃใจใ‚นใ‚ฟใƒผใƒˆใซ็ซ‹ใฆใŸใ‹ใชใฃใฆๆ€ใฃใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใจใ“ใ‚ใงใ™ใ€‚ใ“ใ†ใ‚„ใฃใฆ็š†ใ•ใ‚“ใฎๅ‰ใงใ€ใ‚ใฎใƒผใ€ใƒ—ใƒญใจใ—ใฆๅˆใ‚ใฆใ€ใˆใƒผใ€ใ‚ใฎใ‚นใ‚ฑใƒผใƒˆใ‚’ๆŠซ้œฒใ™ใ‚‹ใฃใฆใ„ใ†ใ“ใจใŒใงใใฆใ€‚ใงใ€ใพใŸใใฎไธญใงใ‚‚ใชใ‚“ใ‹ใ€ๆœ€ๅˆใฎใ‚นใ‚ฟใƒผใƒˆใฎใจใ“ใ‚ใงSEIMEIใ‚’ใƒŽใƒผใƒŸใ‚นใ™ใ‚‹ใฃใฆใ„ใ†ใ“ใจใซใ‚‚ใ€ใพใŸใชใ‚“ใ‹ๆ„ๅ‘ณใŒใ‚ใฃใŸใชใฃใฆใ„ใ†ใตใ†ใซใ‚‚ๆ€ใฃใฆใ‚‹ใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€‚ใ‚ใฎใ€ใ‚‚ใกใ‚ใ‚“ใ€ใ‚ฝใƒใ‚ชใƒชใƒณใƒ”ใƒƒใ‚ฏใ‚‚ใ€ๅนณๆ˜Œใ‚ชใƒชใƒณใƒ”ใƒƒใ‚ฏใ‚‚ใ€ๅŒ—ไบฌใ‚ชใƒชใƒณใƒ”ใƒƒใ‚ฏใ‚‚ใ€‚ใ‹ใ‘ใŒใˆใฎใชใ„่‡ชๅˆ†ใฎ่จ˜ๆ†ถใงใ™ใ—ใ€็ตŒ้จ“ใซใชใฃใฆใ‚‹ใจๆ€ใ†ใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€ใใ‚Œใ‚‰ใŒใ‚ใฃใŸใ‹ใ‚‰ใ“ใใ€ใ‚„ใฃใจไปŠใ‚นใ‚ฟใƒผใƒˆใƒฉใ‚คใƒณใซ็ซ‹ใฃใฆใ€โ€œใ“ใ‚Œใ‹ใ‚‰ใ•ใ‚‰ใซใ†ใพใใชใฃใฆใ„ใ‘ใ‚‹ใ‚“ใ โ€ใฃใฆใ„ใ†ใตใ†ใซๆ€ใˆใฆใ‚‹ใฎใงใ€‚ใ‚ใฎใ€ใพใ ใพใ ใ“ใ‚Œใ‹ใ‚‰ใ‚‚ๅฟœๆดใ‚’ใŠ้ก˜ใ„ใ—ใŸใ„ใชใจๆ€ใฃใฆใพใ™ใ€

Wellโ€ฆI just came to think that finally Iโ€™m standing at the starting line. Now, in front of everyone, for the first time as a professional (athlete), Iโ€™m able to show my skating. Then among other things, I think that thereโ€™s some meaning as well in the fact that I could skate SEIMEI clean at this very beginning. Of course, Sochi Olympics, PyeongChang Olympics, and Beijing Olympics, all of them are my irreplaceable memories, and have become my experiences as well. Exactly because they were there, now Iโ€™m finally at the starting line, and can think that โ€œIโ€™ll be able to become better and better from now onโ€. So please let me ask for your continuing support.

ใ€€โ€•โ€•ใ‚‚ใ†ใ„ใ„ใ‚“ใ˜ใ‚ƒใชใ„ใ‹ใจๆ€ใ†ไบบใ‚‚ใ„ใ‚‹ใ ใ‚ใ†ใจใ„ใ†ไธญใงใ€ใ‚ใˆใฆ4Aใƒใƒฃใƒฌใƒณใ‚ธใจใ„ใ†ใฎใฏใ€‚

While some people might say you donโ€™t need to continue challenging the 4A, but you dare to do it. Why?

ใ€€ใ€Œใใ†ใงใ™ใญใ€‚ใ„ใ‚„ใƒผใ€ใ‚‚ใ†ใ€่‡ชๅˆ†ใ€ๅคœไธญใซ็ทด็ฟ’ใ—ใฆใ‚‹ใ‚“ใงใ€ใ ใ„ใŸใ„ใ€‚ๆ€ใฃใŸใ‚ˆใ†ใซไฝ“ๅ‹•ใ‹ใชใใฆใ€ๅ‡„ใ„ๆ‚”ใ—ใ‹ใฃใŸใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€ใ“ใ‚Œใ‹ใ‚‰ใพใŸใ€ใฉใ‚“ใฉใ‚“็ทด็ฟ’ใ—ใฆใ„ใฃใฆใ€ใ‚ใฎใ€็ตถๅฏพใซ4A้™ใ‚Šใ‚‹ๅงฟใ‚’่ฆ‹ใฆใ„ใŸใ ใ‘ใ‚‹ใ‚ˆใ†ใซใ€‚ใ“ใ‚Œใ‹ใ‚‰ใ‚‚้ ‘ๅผตใฃใฆใ„ใใŸใ„ใชใจใ€ๆญปใซใ‚‚ใฎใใ‚‹ใ„ใง้ ‘ๅผตใฃใฆใ„ใใŸใ„ใชใจๆ€ใ„ใพใ™ใ€‚ใŠ้ก˜ใ„ใ—ใพใ™ใ€

Well, I usually practice at midnight. So my body did not move as I intended*, and that made me really regretful, but I will practice it more and more, and I absolutely want to show my landing of the 4A. I will continuously work hard for it, as if I bet my life on it. Please support me.

*T/N: According to Nikkan Sportsโ€™ article (https://www.nikkansports.com/sports/news/202208100000580.html), this part would mean that โ€œI could not land a 4A today during the day time since I usually practise it at midnight and my body did not move as I intended.โ€

ใ€€โ€•โ€•ไปŠๅพŒใ€ๅฎฎๅŸŽ็œŒใงใฎๆดปๅ‹•ใชใฉ่จˆ็”ปใ—ใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใ“ใจใฏใ€‚

Is there any activity that you are planning to do in Miyagi prefecture?

ใ€€ใ€Œใˆใฃใจใƒผใ€ใจใ‚Šใ‚ใˆใš็ทด็ฟ’ๆ‹ ็‚นใจใ—ใฆใฏใพใ‚ใ€ใ“ใ“ใŒใƒกใ‚คใƒณใชใฎใ‹ใชใจใฏๆ€ใฃใฆใพใ™ใ€‚ใŸใ ใ€ใ‚ใฎๅฎŸ้š›ใซ็ทด็ฟ’ใฎๆ™‚ใซใ‚ใฎใ€ใ‚„ใฃใฑใ‚Šๆฅใ‚‰ใ‚Œใฆใ—ใพใฃใŸใ‚Šใจใ‹ใ™ใ‚‹ใจใ€ใ‚ใฎใ€ๆ–ฝ่จญใฎๆ–นใ€…ใซใ”่ฟทๆƒ‘ใ‚’ใ‹ใ‘ใฆใ—ใพใ†ใฎใงใ€ใใ‚Œใ ใ‘ใฏใกใ‚‡ใฃใจใ”ๅ”ๅŠ›ใ‚’ใŠ้ก˜ใ„ใ—ใŸใ„ใชใจๆ€ใ†ใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€‚ใ“ใ‚Œใ‹ใ‚‰ใ‚‚ใ“ใ“ใง็ทด็ฟ’ใ—ใŸใ„ใชใจๆ€ใ„ใพใ™ใ—ใ€ใ‚ใจใฏใ‚ใฎใ€ไป™ๅฐใจใ‹ๅฎฎๅŸŽใฎไธญใงใ‚ทใƒงใƒผใŒใงใใ‚Œใฐใ€ใ‚ใฎใ€ใ‚„ใ‚ŠใŸใ„ใชใจใฏๆ€ใฃใฆใพใ™ใ€‚ใฏใ„ใ€

At this point, I think this place would be my primary training base. Nevertheless, if people would come here when Iโ€™m actually practicing, that might cause trouble for the facility staff, so I beg everyone for your understanding and cooperation especially on that matter. I want to continue practicing here from now on, and above all, if possible, I think I want to do ice shows in Sendai or in Miyagi prefecture. 

ใ€€โ€•โ€•ๅฎฎๅŸŽ็œŒๆฐ‘ใธใƒกใƒƒใ‚ปใƒผใ‚ธใ‚’ใ€‚

Please give a message to the people of Miyagi.

ใ€€ใ€Œใ„ใ‚„ใ€ๆœฌๅฝ“ใซใ‚ใฎใ€ใ„ใคใ‚‚ๅฟœๆดใ‚ใ‚ŠใŒใจใ†ใ”ใ–ใ„ใพใ™ใ€ใจใ„ใ†ใ“ใจใจใ€ใ‚ใจใ‚ใฎๅŒ—ไบฌใ‚ชใƒชใƒณใƒ”ใƒƒใ‚ฏใซ้–ขใ—ใฆใ‚‚็ขบใ‹ใซ4AใฏๆˆๅŠŸใ™ใ‚‹ใ“ใจใฏใงใใชใ‹ใฃใŸใงใ™ใ—ใ€ใˆใƒผใ€ใƒกใƒ€ใƒซใ‚‚็ฒใ‚‹ใ“ใจใŒใงใใชใ‹ใฃใŸใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ‚‚ใ€ใใ‚Œใงใ‚‚ใชใ‚“ใ‹ใ‚ใฎใ€ๅฟœๆดใ‚’็ถšใ‘ใฆใใ ใ•ใ‚‹ๅงฟใ‚’่ฆ‹ใฆใ€ๅƒ•่‡ช่บซใ‚‚ใฃใจใ€ใ‚‚ใฃใจๆˆๅŠŸใ•ใ›ใŸใ‹ใฃใŸใชใจใ‹ใ€็ตๆžœๅ–ใ‚ŠใŸใ‹ใฃใŸใฃใฆใ„ใ†ใฎใฏใ€ๆญฃ็›ด็š†ใ•ใ‚“ใฎๅฃฐใ‚’่žใ„ใฆๆ€ใฃใŸใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€ใงใ‚‚ใ€ใ“ใ‚Œใ‹ใ‚‰ใพใŸใ€4ๅ›ž่ปขๅŠใ‚‚ๅซใ‚ใฆใ‚ใฎใ€็ตๆžœใจใ†ใ„ใ‚‚ใฎใซใ‚‚่ฒชๆฌฒใซใ“ใ ใ‚ใฃใฆใ„ใใŸใ„ใชใจๆ€ใ„ใพใ™ใ—ใ€‚็š†ใ•ใ‚“ใฎๅ‰ใงๆผ”ๆŠ€ใ™ใ‚‹ๆฉŸไผšใ‚‚ใฉใ‚“ใฉใ‚“ใคใใฃใฆใ„ใใŸใ„ใชใฃใฆใ„ใ†ใตใ†ใซๆ€ใ†ใฎใงใ€ใ‚ใฎใ€ๆฅฝใ—ใฟใซใ—ใฆใ„ใŸใ ใ‘ใ‚Œใฐใ†ใ‚Œใ—ใ„ใงใ™ใ€‚ใ‚ใ‚ŠใŒใจใ†ใ”ใ–ใ„ใพใ™ใ€

Thank you very much for always supporting me. In addition, regarding the Beijing Olympics, actually I could not land the 4A and could not get a medal either, but yet I saw that everyone kept cheering for me, and while hearing everyoneโ€™s voice, honestly, I myself wanted to succeed more and more or wanted to get a result. From now on, I want to have an insatiable appetite for โ€œresultsโ€ again, including the 4A. I also want to create more opportunities to show my performance in front of everyone, so Iโ€™d appreciate it if you are looking forward to it. Thank you.

ใ€€โ€•โ€•ๆ…ฃใ‚Œ่ฆชใ—ใ‚“ใ ใƒชใƒณใ‚ฏใ‚’้ธใ‚“ใ ็†็”ฑใจใ€ใ“ใฎใƒชใƒณใ‚ฏใงใฎๆ€ใ„ๅ‡บใฏใ€‚

Why did you choose this rink which is familiar to you, and what are some memories from this  rink? 

ใ€€ใ€Œใฏใ„ใ€‚ใ‚ใฎใ€ใ‚„ใฃใฑใ‚Šใ“ใ“ใฏใƒชใƒ‹ใƒฅใƒผใ‚ขใƒซใ™ใ‚‹ๅ‰ใซใ‚ใฎใ€้•ใ†ไผš็คพใ ใฃใจใฏๆ€ใ†ใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€ใ‚ใฎ่‡ชๅˆ†่‡ช่บซใŒใ‚นใ‚ฑใƒผใƒˆใ‚’ๅง‹ใ‚ใŸๅ ดๆ‰€ใงใ™ใ€‚ใใ—ใฆใ€ไปŠใ‚‚ใƒกใ‚คใƒณใงใ“ใ“ใง็ทด็ฟ’ใ•ใ›ใฆใ„ใŸใ ใ„ใฆใ„ใ‚‹ๆดปๅ‹•ๆ‹ ็‚นใงใ™ใ€‚ใใ†ใ„ใ†ๆ„ๅ‘ณใ‚‚่พผใ‚ใฆใ€ใ‚ใฎใƒผใ€ใ“ใ“ใง็ทด็ฟ’ใ—ใฆใ„ใ‚‹ๅงฟใ‚’ใ‚ใฎใƒผใ€่ฆ‹ใฆใ„ใŸใ ใ‘ใŸใ‚‰ใ„ใ„ใชใฃใฆใ„ใ†ใตใ†ใซๆ€ใฃใŸใฎใจใ€ใ‚ใจใฏใ‚ใฎใƒผใ€ใ‚„ใฃใฑใ‚Šๅƒ•ไป™ๅฐๅ‡„ใ„ๅฅฝใใชใฎใงใ€‚ใ‚ใฎๆญฃ็›ดใ€ใ‚ซใƒŠใƒ€ใซ็ทด็ฟ’ๆ‹ ็‚นใ‚’็งปใ—ใŸๆ™‚ใ‚‚ใ‚„ใฃใฑใ‚Šไป™ๅฐ้›ขใ‚ŒใŸใใชใ„ใชใฃใฆๆ€ใ„ใชใŒใ‚‰ๆณฃใใชใŒใ‚‰่กŒใฃใŸใŸใปใฉไป™ๅฐใฏๅฅฝใใชใฎใงใ€ใ‚„ใฃใฑใ‚ŠไปŠใ€ใ“ใ†ใ‚„ใฃใฆไป™ๅฐใงๆป‘ใ‚Œใฆใ†ใ‚Œใ—ใ„ใงใ™ใ—ใ€‚ใพใŸใ€ใ‚ใฎใƒผใ€ไปŠๅพŒใฎๆดปๅ‹•ใ‚‚ๅซใ‚ใฆใ‚ใฎใ€ไป™ๅฐใงใ„ใ‚ใ„ใ‚ใงใใŸใ‚‰ใชใใชใ‚“ใฆใ„ใ†ใตใ†ใซๆ€ใฃใฆใ‚‹ใฎใงใ€ใˆใƒผใ€ใ“ใ‚Œใ‹ใ‚‰ใ‚‚ไป™ๅฐใฎ็š†ใ•ใ‚“ใจใจใ‚‚ใซๆญฉใ‚“ใงใ„ใ‘ใŸใ‚‰ใ„ใ„ใชใจๆ€ใ„ใพใ™ใ€

OK. Well, this place isโ€ฆ I think probably a different company owned it, and before it was renewed, I started figure skating here. And still now, this is the base of my activities and I mostly practice here. With that in mind, I thought I want to show everyone my practice here. And above all, I love Sendai very much. Honestly, when I moved my practice base to Canada, I went there crying and feeling that I didnโ€™t want to leave Sendai – I love Sendai to that level. So now that I can skate in Sendai, Iโ€™m happy. Additionally, Iโ€™m thinking of doing various things in Sendai, including my future activities. So Iโ€™d like to continue on, together with the people of Sendai.

ใ€€โ€•โ€•ๅฎฎๅŸŽใฎๅญใฉใ‚‚ใŸใกใธใ€‚

To the children in Miyagi prefecture.

ใ€€ใ€Œใ„ใ‚„ใ€ๆญฃ็›ดใ€ใ‚„ใฃใฑใ‚Šไป™ๅฐใ€ใƒชใƒณใ‚ฏใŒใ‚ใฎ้€šๅนดใงใงใใ‚‹ใƒชใƒณใ‚ฏใŒไธ€ใคใ—ใ‹ใชใใฆใ€‚ใƒ•ใ‚ฃใ‚ฎใƒฅใ‚ขใ‚นใ‚ฑใƒผใƒˆใ‚‚ใใ—ใฆใ‚ขใ‚คใ‚นใƒ›ใƒƒใ‚ฑใƒผใ‚‚ใ€ใ‚นใƒ”ใƒผใƒ‰ใ‚นใ‚ฑใƒผใƒˆใ‚‚ใ€ใ‚ทใƒงใƒผใƒˆใƒˆใƒฉใƒƒใ‚ฏใ‚‚ใ€ๆœฌๅฝ“ใซ็ทด็ฟ’็’ฐๅขƒใจใ—ใฆใฏๅŽณใ—ใ„ใ‚‚ใฎใŒใ‚ใ‚‹ใจๆ€ใ„ใพใ™ใ€‚ใˆใƒผใ€ๆœฌๅฝ“ใซๅคงๅค‰ใชไธญใ€ๅƒ•ใ‚‚ใ“ใ“ใง็ทด็ฟ’ใ—ใฆใŸใ‚“ใงใ‚ˆใๅˆ†ใ‹ใ‚‹ใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€ๆœฌๅฝ“ๅคงๅค‰ใชไธญใ€็ทด็ฟ’ใ—ใฆใ‚‹ใจๆ€ใ„ใพใ™ใ€‚ใใ‚Œใงใ‚‚ใ€ใ‚ใฎใ€ๅธธใซใ†ใพใใชใ‚‹ใ‚“ใ ใฃใฆใ„ใ†ๅ‘ไธŠๅฟƒใ‚’ๆŒใฃใฆใ€ใใ—ใฆใ€ๅƒ•ใ‚‚ใ“ใฎใƒชใƒณใ‚ฏใงใ€ใ„ใพใ ใซใ†ใพใใชใ‚Œใฆใ‚‹ใ‚“ใงใ€‚ใ ใ‹ใ‚‰ใ€ใ‚ใฎใ€็š†ใ•ใ‚“ใ‚‚ใใฃใจๅŒใ˜ใƒชใƒณใ‚ฏใงๆป‘ใฃใฆใ‚‹ใฎใงใ€็ตถๅฏพใ†ใพใใชใ‚Œใ‚‹ใจๆ€ใ†ใฎใงใ€‚ใ‚ใฎใ€ๅธŒๆœ›ใ‚’ๆŒใฃใฆใ€็†ๆƒณใฎ่‡ชๅˆ†ใ‚’ๆใใชใŒใ‚‰้ ‘ๅผตใฃใฆใปใ—ใ„ใชใฃใฆๆ€ใ„ใพใ™ใ€‚ใ‚ใ‚ŠใŒใจใ†ใ”ใ–ใ„ใพใ™ใ€

Honestly, after all, in Sendai, there is only one rink available all through the year. For figure skating, ice hockey, speed skating as well as short track, the practice environment can be said to be severe. I believe youโ€™ve been practicing under such hard conditions – I know well about it since Iโ€™ve been practicing here too – in such a harsh environment. Nevertheless, please keep your ambition of getting better and better. Iโ€™m also continuously becoming better and better here. You also are skating on the same rink (as me) so Iโ€™m sure you can be better. Please have hope, and work hard while envisioning the ideal image of yourselves. Thank you very much.

Part 3

ใ€€โ€•โ€•ไปŠๅพŒใฎๆ–น้‡ใฏๆฑบใพใฃใฆใ‚‹ใฎใ‹ใ€‚4Aใฏใƒ—ใƒญใ‚ฐใƒฉใƒ ใฎไธญใง่ฆ‹ใ›ใฆใใ‚Œใ‚‹๏ผŸ

Have you decided your future plans? Are you going to show the 4A in a program?

ใ€€ใ€Œใฏใ„ใ€ใˆใฃใจใ€ใˆใฃใจใƒผใ€ใพใšใˆใฃใจใƒผใ€ใชใ‚“ใ ใฃใ‘ใ€‚ไปŠๅพŒใฎไบˆๅฎšใ‹ใ€‚ไปŠๅพŒใฎไบˆๅฎšใชใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€ใ‚ใ‚‹็จ‹ๅบฆๅนดๅ†…ใฎๆ–นใŒใ‚ใฉใŒ็ซ‹ใฃใฆใใพใ—ใŸใ€‚ๅฎŸ้š›ใซใˆใƒผใ€ๅนดๅ†…ใงใ“ใ‚Œใ‚’ใ‚„ใ‚ŠใŸใ„ใชใ€ใ‚ใ‚Œใ‚’ใ‚„ใ‚ŠใŸใ„ใชใฃใฆใ„ใ†ใฎใฏใˆใฃใจใƒผใ€ใกใ‚‡ใฃใจใšใคๆฑบใพใฃใฆใฏใใฆใ„ใฆใ€‚ใŸใ ใ€ใ‚ใฎใƒผใ€ใใ‚ŒใฎใŸใ‚ใฎ็ทด็ฟ’ใ‚‚ใ—ใฆใ„ใพใ™ใ€‚ใŸใ ใ€ใˆใฃใจใ€ใพใ‚ๅ‘Š็Ÿฅใ™ใ‚‹ๆ™‚ใฏใพใŸๆ”นใ‚ใฆๅ‘Š็Ÿฅใ•ใ›ใฆใ„ใŸใ ใ“ใ†ใ‹ใชใฃใฆใ„ใ†ใตใ†ใซๆ€ใฃใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใฎใงใ€ใพใ ๅ†…็ท’ใงใ™ใ€‚ใˆใธใธใธใฃใ€‚ใฏใ„ใ€‚ใŸใ ใ€ๅนดๅ†…ใฎๆดปๅ‹•ใฏใจใ‚Šใ‚ใˆใšไปŠๆฑบใพใ‚Šใใ†ใชๆ„Ÿใ˜ใฏใ‚ใ‚‹ใฎใงใ€ใ‹ใชใ‚Šใˆใฃใจใ€ไผš่ฆ‹ใ‚’ใ‚„ใฃใฆใ‹ใ‚‰้€ฒใฟๅง‹ใ‚ใฆใ‚‹ใฎใงใ€‚ใงใ€ๆญฃ็›ดใ“ใฎๅ…ฌ้–‹็ทด็ฟ’ใฎใ‚คใƒ™ใƒณใƒˆใฎSharePracticeใ‚‚ไผš่ฆ‹ใŒ็ต‚ใ‚ใฃใฆใ‹ใ‚‰ใ‚„ใฃใจใ€ๅ‹•ใๅง‹ใ‚ใŸใจใ“ใ‚ใชใฎใงใ€ๆญฃ็›ดใ‚ใฎใ€ใ‚ใกใ‚ƒใใกใ‚ƒใƒใ‚ฟใƒใ‚ฟใ—ใฆใฆใ€ๆœฌๅฝ“ใซๅคงๅค‰ใชใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€‚ใพใ‚ใชใ‚“ใจใ‹ใ€ๅฏใ‚‹ๆ™‚้–“ใ‚’ๅ‰Šใ‚ŠใชใŒใ‚‰ใงใ‚‚ใ„ใ‚ใ„ใ‚้ ‘ๅผตใฃใฆใ‚„ใ‚ŠใŸใ„ใชใจๆ€ใ†ใฎใงใ€ใพใŸๆฅฝใ—ใฟใซใ—ใฆใ„ใŸใ ใ‘ใ‚‰ใŸใ†ใ‚Œใ—ใ„ใงใ™ใ€‚

OK, well, what was to say first? Yes, my future plans. Regarding my future plans, I have more concrete visions for the things that I plan to do within this year to some degree. Actually, there are a few things that I have decided to do, this or that, within this year. And Iโ€™m practicing for them now. However, Iโ€™m thinking of announcing it at a different time, so itโ€™s still a secret. Hehehe. Yes. About the activities to do within this year, I have a feeling that they will soon  be decided, and they have been put into motion after the press conference so honestly Iโ€™m very busy and find it hard to do. Well, as Iโ€™d like to work hard on various things even if I have to cut down on my sleep, please look forward to it. 

ใจใ€4Aใฏใงใใ‚Œใฐใ‚„ใฃใฑใƒ—ใƒญใ‚ฐใƒฉใƒ ใฎไธญใง่ทณใถๆฉŸไผšใŒใ‚ใฃใŸใ‚‰ใชใใฃใฆใ„ใ†ใตใ†ใซใฏๆ€ใฃใฆใพใ™ใ€‚ใพใ ใ€ใงใ‚‚ใ€ใใ†ใ„ใ†็ขบ็Ž‡ใซใ‚‚ใชใฃใฆใชใ„ใงใ™ใ—ใ€ใ‚ใฎใ€ๆญฃ็›ดไปŠๆ—ฅใ‚‚ใ‚„ใฃใŸใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€ใ‚„ใฃใฑใ‚Šใพใ ้ ‘ๅผตใฃใฆใพใ ๅ…จๆ—ฅๆœฌใฎ้ ƒใฎ4ๅ›ž่ปขๅŠใใ‚‰ใ„ใซใ—ใ‹ใชใฃใฆใชใ„ใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‚ˆใญใ€‚ใŸใ ใ€ใ‚ใฎ่ถณ้ฆ–ใฎๆ–นใจใ€ใพใ‚ๅทฆ่ถณใฎ่ฒ ๆ‹…ใ‚‚ใ‹ใชใ‚Šใ‹ใ‹ใ‚‹ใ‚ธใƒฃใƒณใƒ—ใชใฎใงใ€ใพใ‚ใใ†ใ„ใ†ๆ„ๅ‘ณใงใฏใˆใƒผใ€ๅ…จๆ—ฅๆœฌใฎ้ ƒใ‚ˆใ‚Šใ‚‚ๅทฆ่ถณใ‚‚่‰ฏใ„ใงใ™ใ—ใ€ใˆใƒผใ€ๅณ่ถณ้ฆ–ใ‚‚ใ ใ„ใถใ‚ˆใใชใฃใฆใใฆใ‹ใ‚‰ใ€ใ“ใ†ใ‚„ใฃใฆๆŒ‘ๆˆฆใงใใ‚‹ใ‚ˆใ†ใซใชใฃใฆใใฆใ‚‹ใฎใงใ€ใ‚ใฎใ€ใ“ใ‚Œใ‹ใ‚‰ใพใŸใ•ใ‚‰ใซๅนณๆ˜Œใ‚ชใƒชใƒณใƒ”ใƒƒใ‚ฏใงใฎ็ตŒ้จ“ใ ใจใ‹ใ€ใใ‚ŒใพใงๅŸนใฃใฆใใŸ็ตŒ้จ“ใ ใจใ‹ใ€ๅญฆใ‚“ใงใใŸใ“ใจใจใ‹ใ€ใใ†ใ„ใ†ใ‚‚ใฎใ‚’็”Ÿใ‹ใ—ใฆใ€ใˆใƒผใ€ใ‚‚ใฃใจใ†ใพใใชใ‚ŒใŸใ‚‰ใชใฃใฆๆ€ใ„ใพใ™ใ€‚ใฏใ„ใ€

And then about the 4A, I think it would be great if Iโ€™d have a chance to jump it in a program if possible. However, its success rate has not reached that level yet, and honestly speaking, I did it today but the level of the 4 and a half rotation now has reached only the same level as what I did at the Japanese National Championships [in 2021]. But considering my ankle condition, since it is a jump that would put a huge load on my left ankle, in that sense my left ankle has been in a better condition compared to the Japanese Nationals, and also my right ankle has recovered to some degree, so that I can challenge it like this. From now on, I will leverage my experiences from the (Beijing)* Olympics or the experiences as well as the knowledge that I had accumulated by then, so that I will be able to become much better. Thank you.


*T/N: Multiple outlets (Sports Hochi, Nikkan) have reported that Yuzuru says Pyeongchang here but based on the context of what heโ€™s talking about (the 4A) and the fact he corrected himself on a similar mistake a few times in post-presscon media, we believe he meant to say Beijing.

โ€•โ€•ไปŠๆ—ฅใงๅŒ—ไบฌใฎใƒ•ใƒชใƒผใ‹ใ‚‰ๅŠๅนดใ€‚ใƒ—ใƒญใจใ—ใฆใ‚นใ‚ฟใƒผใƒˆใ—ใฆๆ„Ÿ่ฆšใฎ้•ใ„ใชใฉใฏ๏ผŸ

Today, It is half a year after the free skate at the Beijing Olympics. Starting as a professional athlete, what is the difference you feel between them?

ใ€€ใ€Œใฏใ„ใ€‚ใˆใฃใจใ€ใƒ—ใƒญใจใ—ใฆๆดปๅ‹•ใ—ใฆใ„ใๆ™‚ใซใ€ใ‚ใฎใ‚„ใฃใฑใ‚Šใ€็ซถๆŠ€ใจใฏ้•ใ†ใชใฃใฆๆ€ใ†็‚นใ‚‚ใ‚‚ใกใ‚ใ‚“ใ‚ใ‚Šใพใ™ใ€‚ใ‚„ใฃใฑใ‚Šใ€ใชใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‹ใญใ€‚ใˆใฃใจใƒผใ€ไพ‹ใˆใฐใชใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€6ๅˆ†้–“็ทด็ฟ’ใ‚’ใ‚„ใฃใฆ1ๆœฌใฎใƒ—ใƒญใ‚ฐใƒฉใƒ ใ‚’ใ‚„ใฃใฆ็ต‚ใ‚ใ‚Šใ€ใฃใฆใ„ใ†ใ‚ใ‘ใงใฏใชใใฆใ€ใ‚„ใฃใฑใ‚Šใ€ใ‚ใฎใ€ใชใ‚“ใ ใ‚ใ€‚็‚นๆ•ฐใ‚’ใคใ‘ใฆใ‚‚ใ‚‰ใ†ใŸใ‚ใ ใ‘ใฎใ‚นใ‚ฑใƒผใƒˆใ˜ใ‚ƒใชใใฆใ€ใ‚„ใฃใฑใ‚Š็š†ใ•ใ‚“ใซ่ฆ‹ใฆใ„ใŸใ ใ‘ใ‚‹ใ‚ˆใ†ใชใƒ—ใƒญใ‚ฐใƒฉใƒ ใ‚’ใ‚„ใฃใฆใ„ใ‹ใชใใ‚ƒใ„ใ‘ใชใ„ใฃใฆใ„ใ†ใฎใฏใ‚‚ใกใ‚ใ‚“ใ‚ใ‚Šใพใ™ใ—ใ€ใใ‚Œใƒ—ใƒฉใ‚นใ‚ขใƒซใƒ•ใ‚กใงๅƒ•ใฎๅ ดๅˆใฏใใฎ็ซถๆŠ€ใจๅค‰ใ‚ใ‚‰ใชใ„ใ€็ซถๆŠ€ใ‚ˆใ‚Šใ‚‚ใ•ใ‚‰ใซใ€ใ‚ใฎใ€ใชใ‚“ใ ใ‚ใ€ไปŠๆ—ฅใฎSEIMEIใ˜ใ‚ƒใชใ„ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€็ซถๆŠ€ใ‚ˆใ‚Šใ‚‚ใ•ใ‚‰ใซๆฎต้šŽใ‚’ไธŠใ’ใŸใ€ใ‚ฎใ‚ขใ‚’ไธ€ใคไธŠใ’ใŸใ‚ˆใ†ใชๆผ”ๆŠ€ใ‚’ใ—ใฆใ„ใ‹ใชใใ‚ƒใ„ใ‘ใชใ„ใชใฃใฆใ„ใ†ใตใ†ใซๆ€ใฃใฆใ‚‹ใฎใงใ€ใ„ใ‚„ใ€ๆœฌๅฝ“ใซไปŠๆ—ฅใฎ็ทด็ฟ’่ฆ‹ใฆใฆๆ€ใฃใŸใจๆ€ใ†ใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€ใ‚ใฎใ‚‚ใฃใจใใคใ„ใงใ™ใ€‚ใตใตใตใฃใ€‚ใงใ‚‚ใ€ใœใฒใœใฒใ€ใ‚ใฎใ€ใชใ‚“ใ ใ‚ใ€ใปใ‚“ใจใใคใ„ใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€ๆญฃ็›ดใใฎๆ–ฐใ—ใ„ใ‚ทใƒงใƒผใ‚’็ต„ใฟ็ซ‹ใฆใ‚ˆใ†ใจใ—ใฆใ‚‹ๆ™‚ใ‚‚ใ€ใใฎ็ทด็ฟ’ใ—ใฆใ‚‹ใฎใ‚‚ๆœฌๅฝ“ใซใใคใ„ใชใฃใฆๆ€ใ„ใชใŒใ‚‰ใ‚„ใฃใฆใ‚‹ใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€‚ใงใ‚‚ใ€ใใ‚Œใงใ‚‚ใ€ใ‚ใฎใชใ‚“ใ ใ‚ใƒฌใƒ™ใƒซใ‚’่ฝใจใ™ใ“ใจใชใใ€ๆœ€ๅพŒใพใงใ‚„ใ‚Šๅˆ‡ใ‚ŠใŸใ„ใชใจๆ€ใ†ใฎใงใ€ใœใฒใ€ใชใ‚“ใ‹ๆ–ฐใ—ใ„ใ‚ทใƒงใƒผใฎใ‹ใŸใกใ‚‚ใ€ใ“ใ‚Œใ‹ใ‚‰ใฎ่‡ชๅˆ†่‡ช่บซใฎ็žฌ็™บๅŠ›็š„ใชใƒฌใƒ™ใƒซใฎ้ซ˜ใ•ใ‚‚ๆœŸๅพ…ใ—ใฆใ„ใŸใ ใ‘ใŸใ‚‰ใ†ใ‚Œใ—ใ„ใงใ™ใ€

Well, after all, while I do the activities as a professional athlete, there are some points that I find different from the competitions. Let me see.. How can I put itโ€ฆFor example, itโ€™s not just doing a 6 minute warmup and then doing one program and finishing up. Itโ€™s not only skating for the sake of getting scores, but of course, there is the need to put out a program that everyone would be willing to watch. For me, in addition to that, I think I have to give a performance like SEIMEI which I did today, namely the program that has the same quality, or even higher quality than the ones for the competitions, the performance where I step up a gear. Well, you might have thought while watching my todayโ€™s practices, it is much tougher. Hehehe. It is really hard, and, honestly speaking, when Iโ€™m trying to build up the structure of my new show* and practicing for it, Iโ€™m doing it while feeling that itโ€™s truly tough. But even in such a situation, I want to carry it through until the end without dropping the level (of my performance). So Iโ€™d appreciate it if you could look forward to both the style of the coming show and expect an even higher level of explosive power from me. 

*T/N: โ€œNew show” would mean the ice shows he is now working on, potentially the ones in Sendai or Miyagi that he referred to in Part 2 of this article series. 

ใ€€โ€•โ€•ๅ…ˆใปใฉใ€ŒๆณฃใใชใŒใ‚‰ใ‚ซใƒŠใƒ€ใซ่กŒใฃใŸใ€ใจใ„ใ†่ฉฑใŒใ‚ใฃใŸใ€‚12ๅนดใ‹ใ‚‰10ๅนด้–“ใ€ใƒˆใƒญใƒณใƒˆใงใŠไธ–่ฉฑใซใชใฃใŸๅ…ˆ็”Ÿๆ–นใ‚‚ใƒ—ใƒญใ‚’ๅฟœๆดใ—ใฆใ„ใ‚‹ใ€‚

Earlier, you said โ€œI went to Canada while cryingโ€. For 10 years starting from 2012, your coaches in Toronto who have been taking care of you also supported you becoming a professional athlete.   

ใ€€ใ€Œใ„ใ‚„ใ€ๆœฌๅฝ“ใฏๆ—ฉใใ€ใˆใƒผใ€ๅƒ•ใŒ็ทด็ฟ’ใ—ใฆใŸใƒใƒผใƒ ใฎใ‚‚ใจใซ1ๅ›žๅธฐใฃใฆใ‚ใ„ใ•ใคใ—ใŸใ„ใชใฃใฆๆ€ใฃใฆใ‚‹ใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€‚ใ„ใ‚„ใชใ‹ใชใ‹ใ‚ใฎใ€ๅ…ˆใปใฉใ‚‚่จ€ใฃใŸใ‚ˆใ†ใซใ€ใ‹ใชใ‚Šใ„ใ‚ใ‚“ใชไผ็”ปใ‚’็ซ‹ใฆใŸใ‚Šใ€ใพใ‚ใ€YouTubeใ‚‚่‡ชๅˆ†ใง็ทจ้›†ใ—ใŸใ‚Šๆ’ฎๅฝฑใ—ใŸใ‚Šใจใ‹ใ—ใฆใฆใ€‚ๆœฌๅฝ“ใฉ็ด ไบบใฟใŸใ„ใชใ‚‚ใฎใ‚’ใคใใฃใฆใ‚‹ใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€‚ใพใ‚ๅƒ•ใ‚‰ใ—ใใฆใ„ใ„ใ‹ใชใจใ‚‚ๆ€ใฃใฆใ‚‹ใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€ใใ†ใ„ใ†ๆ„ๅ‘ณใงใ‚‚ใ‹ใชใ‚Šใƒใ‚ฟใƒใ‚ฟใจใ—ใฆใฆใ€ใชใ‹ใชใ‹ใ‚ใ„ใ•ใค่กŒใ‘ใชใใฆใ€ใ‚ใฎใ€ๅฟƒ่‹ฆใ—ใ„ใจใ“ใ‚ใฏใ‚ใ‚Šใพใ™ใ€‚ใŸใ ใ€ไปŠๆ—ฅใ‚‚ใ‚ธใ‚นใƒฉใƒณใ‹ใ‚‰ใƒกใƒผใƒซๆฅใฆใŸใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€ใ‚ใฎโ€œ่ฆ‹ใฆใ‚‹ใ‹ใ‚‰ใญโ€ใฟใŸใ„ใชๆ„Ÿใ˜ใงใ€ใƒกใƒผใƒซๆฅใฆใŸใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€ใ‚ใฎๆœฌๅฝ“ใซใ‚ใฎใ€ๆœ€ๅพŒใฎๆœ€ๅพŒใพใงใ“ใ†ใ‚„ใฃใฆใ‚ใฎ่ฆ‹ๅฑŠใ‘ใฆใใ‚Œใ‚ˆใ†ใจใ—ใฆใ‚‹ๅงฟๅ‹ขใ ใจใ‹ใ€ใพใŸๆœฌๅฝ“ใซใ„ใ‚ใ‚“ใชใ‚ขใƒ‰ใƒใ‚คใ‚นใ‚’้ ใใ‹ใ‚‰ใงใ‚‚ใ„ใคใ‚‚้€ใฃใฆใใ ใ•ใฃใฆใ‚‹ใฎใงใ€ใ‚ใฎใ€ๆ—ฉใ็›ดๆŽฅใ‚ใ„ใ•ใคใ—ใŸใ„ใงใ™ใญใ€‚

Oh, in fact I really want to quickly go back to my team Iโ€™ve trained and show my appreciation to them. However, as I said earlier, Iโ€™m now building up a lot of different plans, or Iโ€™ve been shooting and editing YouTube videos. They are really like beginner’s works, but I also think they feel like mine. In that sense, Iโ€™ve been kind of running around all over the place and can hardly have a chance to go and meet them, which makes me feel apologetic. Having said that, I received an email from Ghislain again this morning, and he was like โ€œIโ€™m watching you!โ€. Thinking of their attitudes of trying to watch me until the very end or really sending me various pieces of advice from afar, I really want to go to see them quickly to show my appreciation. 

ใพใ‚ใ€ใ‚ธใ‚นใƒฉใƒณใ€ใใ†ใงใ™ใญใ€ใ‚ธใ‚นใƒฉใƒณใ‚‚ใƒˆใƒฌใ‚คใ‚ทใƒผใ‚‚ใƒ–ใƒฉใ‚คใ‚ขใƒณใ‚‚ๆœฌๅฝ“ใซไผšใˆใฆใชใ„ๆœŸ้–“ใŒๅ‡„ใ้•ทใ„ใฎใงใ€ๆ—ฉใ่‡ชๅˆ†ใฎใ‚ณใƒผใƒใŸใกใซใ‚‚โ€œใ‚ใ‚ŠใŒใจใ†ใ”ใ–ใ„ใพใ—ใŸโ€ใจโ€œใ“ใ‚Œใ‹ใ‚‰ใ‚‚ใ‚ˆใ‚ใ—ใใŠ้ก˜ใ„ใ„ใŸใ—ใพใ™โ€ใจใ€ใ‚ใ„ใ•ใคใซใฏ่กŒใใŸใ„ใชใจใฏๆ€ใ„ใพใ™ใ€‚ใ‚ใจใฏใ€ใพใ‚ใ€ใ‚ใฎไป™ๅฐใซใ“ใ“ใ‚’ๆ‹ ็‚นใซใ—ใฆใ‚‹ๅฅˆใ€…็พŽๅ…ˆ็”Ÿใจใ‹ใ€ใ‚ใจใฏ็ทๅธๅ…ˆ็”Ÿใ‚‚ใใ†ใงใ™ใ—ใ€ใ‚ใจใˆใƒผใ€็œŸๅฎŸๅ…ˆ็”Ÿใซใ‚‚ใ€ใ‚ใจใ€้ƒฝ็ฏ‰ๅ…ˆ็”Ÿใซใ‚‚ใ€ใ‚ใ„ใ•ใค่กŒใๆฉŸไผšใŒใ‚ใฃใŸใชใใชใ‚“ใฆๆ€ใฃใฆใ‚‹ใฎใงใ€‚ใ„ใ‚„ใ€ๆœฌๅฝ“ใซใ‚ใ„ใ•ใคใ—ใŸใ„ใฎใงใ€‚ใ‚‚ใ—ใ‹ใ—ใŸใ‚‰ใ€ใ“ใ‚Œใ‚’่ฆ‹ใฆใใ ใ•ใ‚‹ใ‹ใ‚‚ใ‚Œใชใ„ใงใ™ใ—ใ€ใพใ‚็›ดๆŽฅ่กŒใ‘ใŸใ‚‰ใ„ใ„ใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€ๆœฌๅฝ“ใซใ‚ใ‚ŠใŒใจใ†ใ”ใ–ใ„ใพใ—ใŸใฃใฆใ„ใ†ๆฐ—ๆŒใกใ‚’ๅฑŠใ‘ใŸใ„ใงใ™ใ€‚ใตใตใตใ€‚ใ„ใ‚„ใ€ๆœฌๅฝ“ใ€ไผšใ„ใŸใ„ใงใ™ใ€

Ghislain, yes – Ghislain and Tracy and Brian.. I havenโ€™t been able to see them for a very long time, so I really want to go and see my coaches and tell them, โ€œThank you very muchโ€ and โ€œPlease support me from now onโ€. In addition to them, here in Sendai, there is Nanami-sensei who uses this rink as her home base, also Soji-sensei. And Iโ€™m wondering if I can get a chance to meet and show my appreciation to Mami-sensei as well as Tsuzuki-sensei. I really want to do so. I wonder if they would watch this (live streaming) video, but in reality, itโ€™s better if I am able to go to see them in person and convey my deep appreciation to them. Hehehe. Oh boy, I really want to see them.

Part 4

ใ€€โ€•โ€•ไผš่ฆ‹ๅพŒใฎๅฟƒๅขƒใซใคใ„ใฆใจใ€ๆ–ฐใ—ใ„ใ‚ธใƒฃใƒผใ‚ธใƒผใฎใ“ใ ใ‚ใ‚Šใฏใ€‚

Could you tell us a bit about your state of mind after the press conference and the thoughts behind your new jacket?

ใ€€ใ€Œใˆใฃใจใƒผใ€ใพใšใ‚ธใƒฃใƒผใ‚ธใฎใ“ใจใชใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€ใ‚ใฎใ€ใพใ‚ใ“ใ‚Œใ‹ใ‚‰ๆ”นใ‚ใฆๅ‡บ็™บใ™ใ‚‹ๆ™‚ใซใ‚ใฎใ€ใชใ‚“ใ‹ๆ–ฐใ—ใ„ใ‚ธใƒฃใƒผใ‚ธใƒผใ‚’ไฝœใ‚ใ†ใฃใฆใ„ใ†ใ“ใจใŒๆœฌๅฝ“ใซๆ€ฅใใ‚‡ๆฑบใพใฃใฆใ€‚ๅฎŸ้š›ใ€ๆธกใ•ใ‚ŒใŸใฎใŒไปŠๆ—ฅใชใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€‚ใ‚ใฎใ€ใจใ‚Šใ‚ใˆใšไปฎใฎๅฝขใงใ™ใ€‚ใ“ใ“ใ‹ใ‚‰ใ€ใพใŸๆ–ฐใŸใซใชใ‚“ใ‹ใ„ใ‚ใ„ใ‚ใ‚„ใฃใฆใ„ใ“ใ†ใ‹ใชใจใฏๆ€ใฃใฆใพใ™ใ€‚ใ“ใ ใ‚ใ‚Šใจใ—ใฆใฏใ€ใใ†ใงใ™ใญใ€ใกใ‚‡ใฃใจSEIMEIใ‚’ๅฝทๅฝฟใจใ•ใ›ใ‚‹ใ‚ˆใ†ใช่‰ฒๅˆใ„ใ ใจใ‹ใใ†ใ„ใ†ใ‚‚ใฎใฏใกใ‚‡ใฃใจๅ–ใ‚Šๅ…ฅใ‚Œใฆใพใ™ใ€‚ใฏใ„ใ€‚

Firstly, about my jacket: it was a sudden decision to create a new jacket for my new start, and actually, I received it just this morning. So this is a tentative style. From here, Iโ€™m thinking of doing various things in future. As for the thoughts behind it, well, I put in the idea of using colors that are a little bit reminiscent of SEIMEI. 

ใงใ€ใˆใฃใจใƒผใ€ใชใ‚“ใ ใฃใ‘ใ€‚ไผš่ฆ‹็ต‚ใ‚ใฃใฆใ‹ใ‚‰ใ‹ใ€‚ใˆใฃใจใƒผใ€ใใ†ใงใ™ใญใ€ใชใ‚“ใ‹ใ€ใ‚ใฎใ€ใšใฃใจไปŠๆ—ฅใพใง็ทŠๅผตใ—ใชใŒใ‚‰็”Ÿๆดปใ—ใฆใใพใ—ใŸใ€‚ใ‚‚ใกใ‚ใ‚“ใ€ใชใ‚“ใ‹ใ€ใ„ใ‚ใ‚“ใชๆดปๅ‹•ใ—ใฆใ„ใใซใ‚ใŸใฃใฆใ€ใใฎใ€่‡ชๅˆ†ใจใ—ใฆใ‚‚ใ‚„ใ‚‰ใชใใ‚ƒใ„ใ‘ใชใ„ใ“ใจใ€ใใฎใ€ใชใ‚“ใ‹ใ€ใƒ—ใƒญใจใ—ใฆใ‚„ใ‚‰ใชใใ‚ƒใ„ใ‘ใชใ„ใ“ใจใ ใฃใŸใ‚Šใจใ‹ใ€ไปŠใพใงใฏไบบไปปใ›ใซใ—ใฆใใŸใ‚‚ใฎใ‚’่‡ชๅˆ†ใ‹ใ‚‰็Ž‡ๅ…ˆใ—ใฆใ„ใ‚ใ‚“ใชใ“ใจ่€ƒใˆใฆใ‚„ใฃใฆใใŸใ‚Šใจใ‹ใ€ใใ†ใ„ใ†ใ“ใจใŒใ‘ใฃใ“ใ†ใ‚ใ‚Šใพใ™ใ€‚ใชใฎใงใ€ๆœฌๅฝ“ใซๅคงๅค‰ใงใฏใ‚ใ‚Šใพใ™ใ—ใ€ใ‚ใฎใ€ใใ‚Œใ“ใใ€็ก็œ ๆ™‚้–“ใจใ‹ใ ใ„ใถๆธ›ใฃใกใ‚ƒใฃใŸใชใจใ‹ใฃใฆๆ€ใ„ใชใŒใ‚‰ใ‚„ใฃใฆใ‚‹ใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€‚

And the next question was.. oh yes, (my state of mind) after the press conference. Well, I’ll tell you that Iโ€™ve been spending my days being very nervous until today. Of course, while doing various activities, there are many things that I have to do by myself, I mean, do by myself as a professional athlete. Iโ€™ve also taken initiative in doing things that I used to let others do, as well as considering various things. Thereโ€™re quite a lot of things like that. So it was very hard and Iโ€™ve been doing them while thinking that I had to cut down on my sleep a lot. 

ใงใ‚‚ใ€ใ‚ใฎใ€ๆฐ—ๆŒใกใฎไธญใงใฏใ‚€ใ—ใ‚็ซถๆŠ€่€…ใ‚ˆใ‚Šใ‚‚ๅ‡„ใใชใ‚“ใ‹ใ€ใƒใƒผใƒ‰ใช็ทด็ฟ’ใ—ใชใใ‚ƒใชใฃใฆๆ€ใฃใฆใพใ™ใ—ใ€ๅฎŸ้š›ใ—ใฆใ„ใฆใ€‚ใ‚ใฎใƒผใ€ใชใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‹ใญใ€‚ไปŠใพใงใฏ่ฉฆๅˆใจใ„ใ†ใ‚‚ใฎใซ่ฟฝใ‚ใ‚ŒใชใŒใ‚‰ใ€้ ‘ๅผตใฃใฆใใพใ—ใŸใ‘ใฉใ€ใงใ‚‚ไปŠใ€ๆœฌๅฝ“ใซ็š†ใ•ใ‚“ใฎๆœŸๅพ…ใ‚’่ถ…ใˆใŸใ„ใฟใŸใ„ใชใ€‚ใตใฃใตใฃใตใ€ใใฃใกใฎใŒๆ–นใŒๅคงๅค‰ใ ใชใฃใฆๆ€ใฃใฆใ‚‹ใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€ใงใ‚‚ใ€ๆœฌๅฝ“ใซใ‚ใฎใ€ใ‚ใ‚‹ๆ„ๅ‘ณใงใฏๅ‡„ใๅ……ๅฎŸใ—ใŸๆ—ฅใ€…ใ‚’้€ใ‚Œใฆใพใ™ใ—ใ€‚ใŸใ ใ€ใใฎไธญใงใ€ใ‚„ใฃใฑใƒ—ใƒญใจใ—ใฆๅƒ•ใฏๆœฌๅฝ“ใซ็ซถๆŠ€่€…ใจใ—ใฆใฏใ‚ฑใ‚ฌใŒๅคšใ‹ใฃใŸใฎใงใ€ใพใ‚ใ€ใ‚„ใฃใฑใ‚Šใƒ—ใƒญใซใชใฃใŸใ‚‰ๆฌ ๅ ดใจใ‹ใ‚‚่จฑใ•ใ‚Œใชใ„ใงใ™ใ—ใ€‚ใ‚„ใฃใฑใ‚Šๆฅฝใ—ใฟใซใ—ใฆใใ ใ•ใฃใฆใ‚‹ๆ–นใ€…ใฎๆฐ—ๆŒใกใ‚’่ธใฟใซใ˜ใ‚ŠใŸใใชใ„ใชใฃใฆๅ‡„ใๆ€ใ†ใฎใงใ€‚ใ“ใ‚Œใ‹ใ‚‰ๆœฌๅฝ“ใซใƒ—ใƒญใฎใ‚ขใ‚นใƒชใƒผใƒˆใจใ—ใฆใ€ใ‚„ใฃใฑใ‚Šใ‚ฑใ‚ฌใ‚’ใ—ใชใ„ใ‚ˆใ†ใซใ€‚ใงใ€็š†ใ•ใ‚“ใซ่ฆ‹ใฆใ„ใŸใ ใๆฉŸไผšใ‚’ๆœฌๅฝ“ใซๅธธใซ้ซ˜ใ„ใƒฌใƒ™ใƒซใง่ฆ‹ใฆใ„ใŸใ ใ‘ใ‚‹ใ‚ˆใ†ใซใ“ใ‚Œใ‹ใ‚‰้ ‘ๅผตใฃใฆใ„ใใŸใ„ใชใฃใฆๆ€ใฃใฆใพใ—ใŸใ€

However, as for my feelings, I actually think that I even need to practice harder than when I was a competitive skater, and Iโ€™ve been actually doing it that way. So letโ€™s say I used to work hard being chased by the things called competitions, but now I feel like I want to go beyond everyoneโ€™s expectation. Hehehe. I think that would probably be much harder. But in fact, Iโ€™ve actually been able to have fulfilling days in my life. But in such an environment, as a professional athleteโ€ฆ as I have experienced many injuries as a competitor, and after all I cannot be allowed to cancel the event when I become a professional athlete,* and also I donโ€™t want to disappoint the expectations of everyone who is looking forward to watching me. So from now on, as a professional athlete, above all, I will try to avoid getting injured, and will work hard to let everyone watch me perform at a high level every time.

*T/N: It seems he thinks this way for himself. He is not referring to others.

ใ€€โ€•โ€•ใ€ŒSharePracticeใ€ใจๅไป˜ใ‘ใŸ็†็”ฑใ‚„็ทด็ฟ’ๅพŒใซๅ€‹ๅˆฅใฎๅ–ๆใ‚’ๅ—ใ‘ใ‚‹ใ“ใจใซใคใ„ใฆใ€‚ๅŒใ„ๅนดใฎๅคง่ฐทใฎใƒ™ใƒผใƒ–ใƒปใƒซใƒผใ‚นไปฅๆฅใจใชใ‚‹ๅ‰ๆฅญ้”ๆˆใซใคใ„ใฆใ€‚

Could you tell us about the reason you named it โ€œSharePracticeโ€, about the decision to take individual interviews (with the media) after the practice session, and also about Ohtani, who is your age and matched Babe Ruthโ€™s great achievement*.

*T/N: the day before this, Shohei Ohtani became the first baseball player after Babe Ruth (1918) in major league history to have at least 10 home runs and 10 wins in the same season.

ใ€€ใ€Œใฏใ„ใ€ใˆใฃใจใ€ใพใšๅคง่ฐทใ•ใ‚“ใ‹ใ‚‰ใ€‚ใ‚ใฎๆœฌๅฝ“ใซใ€ใ‚ใฎใ‚ชใƒผใƒซใ‚นใ‚ฟใƒผใฎใ€ใ‚ใฎๅ–ๆใฎๆ™‚ใซใ‚ใ–ใ‚ใ–่‡ชๅˆ†ใธใฎใ‚ณใƒกใƒณใƒˆใใ ใ•ใฃใฆใ€ๆœฌๅฝ“ใซใ‚ใ‚ŠใŒใจใ†ใ”ใ–ใ„ใพใ—ใŸใ€‚ใˆใƒผใ€ใ‚ใฎใƒผใ€ๆ”นใ‚ใพใ—ใฆใ€ๆœฌๅฝ“ใซไปŠใฎๆ™‚ไปฃใงใฏใ‚ใ‚Šๅพ—ใชใ„ใ‚ˆใ†ใชๅ‰ๆฅญใ‚’้”ๆˆใ•ใ‚ŒใŸใจๆ€ใ„ใพใ™ใ€‚ๆœฌๅฝ“ใซใŠใ‚ใงใจใ†ใ”ใ–ใ„ใพใ™ใ€‚ใˆใƒผใ€ๅƒ•ใชใ‚“ใ‹ใฏๆœฌๅฝ“ใ€่ถณๅ…ƒใซใ‚‚ๅŠใฐใชใ„ใงใ™ใ—ใ€ๅคง่ฐทไธ–ไปฃใฃใฆๅ‘ผใฐใ‚Œใ‚‹ใ‚ˆใ†ใชไธ–ไปฃใซใ„ใ‚‰ใ‚Œใฆใ€ๆœฌๅฝ“ใซๅ…‰ๆ „ใงใ™ใ€‚ใ“ใ‚Œใ‹ใ‚‰ใ‚‚ใ€ใชใ‚“ใ‹ใ‚ใฎใ€ใœใฒใœใฒใ€ใ‚ใฎใ€ใชใ‚“ใ ใ‚ใ€ๅคง่ฐทใ•ใ‚“ใ‚‰ใ—ใ้ ‘ๅผตใฃใฆใ„ใŸใ ใใŸใ„ใชใฃใฆๆ€ใ†ใฎใจใ€ๅƒ•ใ‚‚ใ‚„ใฃใจใƒ—ใƒญใฎ่ˆžๅฐใซไธŠใŒใ‚ŒใŸใฎใงใ€ใ‚ใฎใ€ๅƒ•่‡ช่บซใ‚‚็ฒพใ„ใฃใฑใ„้ ‘ๅผตใฃใฆๅคง่ฐทใ•ใ‚“ใซ่ฟฝใ„ใคใ‘ใ‚‹ใ‚ˆใ†ใซ้ ‘ๅผตใ‚Šใพใ™ใ€‚ใŸใถใ‚“ใ€ใงใใชใ„ใจๆ€ใ†ใ‘ใฉโ€ฆ๏ผˆ็ฌ‘ใ„๏ผ‰ใ€‚ใพใŸใ€ใŠไผšใ„ใงใใŸใ‚‰ใ†ใ‚Œใ—ใ„ใงใ™ใ€‚

OK, so first of all, about Ohtani-san. I really appreciate that you gave a comment for me when you did an interview at the All-star Game. Once again, I think you have obtained an unattainably great achievement that seemed impossible in this era. Congratulations to you. I can hardly come close to you, and Iโ€™m really honored to be in this โ€œOhtani generationโ€*. Iโ€™d really like you to work hard as you have been doing, and as I have just stepped up onto the professional stage, Iโ€™ll do my best to be able to catch up with Ohtani san. Maybe I cannot, I guessโ€ฆ(laugh). Itโ€™d be my pleasure if we can meet again.

*T/N: As Shohei Ohtani and Yuzuru Hanyu were born in the same year (1994) and had remarkable achievements in their respective fields, the media came up with the terms โ€œHanyu generationโ€ and โ€œOhtani generationโ€ to show their significance compared to their peers. In interviews, Shohei and Yuzuru often exchanged compliments by acknowledging the other person as the representative of their generation, saying they are only a person living in the other personโ€™s generation.

ใฏใ„ใ€ใˆใฃใจใƒผใ€ใˆใฃใจใƒผใ€ใชใ‚“ใ ใฃใ‘ใ€‚ใ‚ใ€ใใ†ใ€ใ‚คใƒณใ‚ฟใƒ“ใƒฅใƒผใ€ใ‚คใƒณใ‚ฟใƒ“ใƒฅใƒผใฎใ“ใจ๏ผใ‚คใƒณใ‚ฟใƒ“ใƒฅใƒผใฏๆญฃ็›ดใ€ไปŠใพใงๅ…ฌ้–‹็ทด็ฟ’ใ—ใŸใ‚Šใจใ‹ใ€่ฉฆๅˆใฎไธญใงๅ€‹ๅˆฅใฎใ‚คใƒณใ‚ฟใƒ“ใƒฅใƒผใ‚’ๅ—ใ‘ใ‚‹ใ“ใจใŒใชใ‹ใชใ‹ใงใใชใ‹ใฃใŸใฎใงใ€ใ‚ใฎใ€็Ÿญใ„ๆ™‚้–“ใงใƒ‘ใƒ‘ใฃใฆใ“ใชใ™ใ“ใจใ—ใ‹ใงใใชใ„ใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€ใœใฒ็š†ใ•ใ‚“ใฎๅ€‹ๅˆฅใฎๅ–ๆใ‚’ใชใ‚“ใจใ‹ใ€็„ก็†็Ÿข็†ใงใ‚‚ๅ…ฅใ‚ŒใŸใ„ใจๆ€ใฃใฆใ€ๆœฌๆฅใฏๅ…จ้ƒจๅ›ฒใฟใง่€ƒใˆใฆใŸใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€็„ก็†็Ÿข็†โ€œใ‚„ใ‚‰ใ›ใฆใใ ใ•ใ„โ€ใฃใฆ่จ€ใฃใฆใ€ใ‚„ใ‚Šใพใ—ใŸใ€‚ใœใฒใ€ใใ‚Œใžใ‚Œใฎๅช’ไฝ“ใฎๅ„็คพใ•ใ‚“ใฎใ€ใใฎ็พฝ็”Ÿ็ตๅผฆใฃใฆใ„ใ†ใ‚‚ใฎใ‚’ๆ›ธใ„ใฆใ„ใŸใ ใ‘ใŸใ‚‰ใ€ใ†ใ‚Œใ—ใ„ใชใฃใฆๆ€ใ„ใพใ™ใ€‚

And then, what was next? Oh, yes, about the interviews, I remember! Regarding the interviews, honestly speaking, I could not receive them individually so often at open practices or during competitions. Well, I can only do the brief ones for each. But I thought I would definitely want to put individual interviews (into this practice session) however difficult it would be, so though originally I was thinking of doing all the interviews in the mixed zone, I insisted on it, saying โ€œplease let me do thatโ€, and so I did. I’d be really happy if people from each media company would take their time to write (their own article) about this person called Yuzuru Hanyu. 

ใงใ€SharePracticeใจใ„ใ†ใ‚‚ใฎใซ้–ขใ—ใฆใฏใ€ใˆใฃใจใƒผใ€ๅŠ่ง’ใ‚นใƒšใƒผใ‚นๅ…ฅใ‚Œใชใ„ใงSharePracticeใซใ—ใŸใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€‚ใชใ‚“ใ‹่‡ชๅˆ†ใฎไธญใงใฏไธ€ใคใฎๅ˜่ชžใฟใŸใ„ใชๆ„Ÿใ˜ใงใ€ๆ–ฐใ—ใ„้€ ่ชžใฟใŸใ„ใชๆ„Ÿใ˜ใง่€ƒใˆใฆใพใ™ใ€‚ใˆใฃใจใƒผใ€ใพใ‚ใ€ๆœ€ๅˆโ€œๅ…ฌ้–‹็ทด็ฟ’ใงใ„ใ„ใ‹ใชโ€ใฃใฆใ€ใชใ‚“ใ‹ใ€ŽOpenใ€€Practiceใ€ใจใ‹ใ€ŽOpenใ€€Trainingใ€ใจใ‹ใ€ใ„ใ‚ใ„ใ‚่€ƒใˆใฆใŸใ‚“ใงใ™ใ‘ใฉใ€ใงใ‚‚ใชใ‚“ใ‹็š†ใ•ใ‚“ใจๅ…ฑๆœ‰ใ—ใฆใ€ใใ“ใงไธ€็ท’ใซ้—˜ใฃใฆใ„ใ‘ใ‚‹ใฟใŸใ„ใชใ‚‚ใฎใ‚’่€ƒใˆใŸๆ™‚ใซใ€ŽShareใ€ใฃใฆใ„ใ†ใฎใŒไธ€็•ช่‡ชๅˆ†ใ‚‰ใ—ใ„ใ‹ใชใจๆ€ใฃใฆใ€‚ใงใ‚‚ใ€ใ‚ใฎใ€ใชใ‚“ใ‹ใ€ใ“ใ‚Œใฏใ‚คใƒ™ใƒณใƒˆใงใ‚ใ‚Šใคใคใ‚‚ใ€ใใฎ้—˜ใ„ๆŠœใๅงฟใ‚’่ฆ‹ใฆใปใ—ใ„ใฃใฆใ„ใ†ใฎใ‚‚ใ‹ใชใ‚Š่ถฃๆ—จใจใ—ใฆใ€ใƒ†ใƒผใƒžใจใ—ใฆๅคงใใ‹ใฃใŸใฎใงใ€็ทด็ฟ’ใจใ„ใ†ๅ˜่ชžใฏ็ตถๅฏพใซๅค–ใ•ใšใซใ€ŽSharePracticeใ€ใจใ„ใ†ๅๅ‰ใซๅƒ•ใŒๆฑบใ‚ใพใ—ใŸใ€‚ใฏใ„ใ€‚ไปฅไธŠใงใ™ใ€‚ใ‚ใ‚ŠใŒใจใ†ใ”ใ–ใ„ใพใ™ใ€

Also about the title, โ€œSharePracticeโ€, I decided not to put a space in between (the two words) and made it SharePractice. I think of it as one word, or a newly coined phrase. At first, I thought of โ€œOpen Practiceโ€, โ€œOpen Trainingโ€, and many other phrases. But when I thought about the things that I can own together with everyone and that we can go on fighting together in future, I thought โ€œShareโ€ would be the most suitable one for me. On the other hand, this is an event and at the same time, I want people to watch me fight it out until the end – which is the greatest purpose and theme of this event, so I decided myself to title it โ€œSharePracticeโ€ without omitting the word โ€œPracticeโ€. Thatโ€™s it. Thank you very much.