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Reika Kakiiwa ( 垣岩令佳 ) / Mizuki Fujii ( 藤井瑞希 )

Discussion in 'Japan Professional Players' started by suetyan, Mar 13, 2011.

  1. suetyan

    suetyan Regular Member

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    I think it's time to open a thread for them after their impressive run at the German Open and All England.

    Name: Mizuki Fujii
    Date of birth: 5 Aug 1988
    Height: 160cm
    High school: Aomori Yamada High School (classmate of Ai Fukuhara :D)
    Place of birth: Kumamoto Prefecture
    Hobby: Shopping, nail art
    Age started playing badminton: 6



    Name: Reika Kakiiwa
    Date of birth: 9 July 1989
    Height: 166cm
    High school: Aomori Yamada High School
    Place of birth: Shiga Prefecture
    Hobby: watch DVD
     

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    Wow, the Japanese players are now in the limelight. But they do deserve the attention, given their impressive performances recently. :eek: Ai and Mizuki were classmates? What a small world!
     
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    maybe soon we need to have a separate forum for the Japanese players.
     
  4. phil-mm

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    Yes, they're really popular too.
    You mean threads can't be inserted under the Japanese players?
     
  5. suetyan

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    Yes, she and Ai were classmates. Haha...
     
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    yes, very soon, haha...
     
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    Still got a long way to with experience. They must have learnt a lot
     
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    Yes, they lost to Wang Xiaoli/Yu Yang 21-2 21-9. But last year, even the top Japanese WD pair Miyuki/Satoko also lost to them 21-5 21-10 in the Japan Super Series. This Chinese combination is just too strong [​IMG].
    There is going to a BIG fight from the top 4 Japanese WD pairs for a chance to play in London 2012 [​IMG].
     
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    I am very grad at big achievement of then. Because Im a Japanese fan.
    Yes Ai Fukuhara is her intimate friend. If there is time to go, they go their match each other.
    Aomori Yamada HS is very popular as various sports team ex. Badminron, BaseBall, TableTennis and so on.
    Eriko Hirose also graduated from.

    But the news was not broadcasted much. coz earth quake and tsunami very big very sad.
    Big tournament in Japan now canceled and canceled.
    I also anxious about Misaki Matsutomo's graduated school at Sendai that damaged big.
     
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  11. phil-mm

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    First time I saw Ai in person, she was only 15 years of age [​IMG].

    Yes, Aomori Yamada HS did very well in the nationwide high school badminton in Okinawa last year, champion in the GD (田中志穂/市丸美里) and runners-up in the GS (福島由紀).

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    Eriko Hirose went all the way to Aomori to study?? I thought she would have stayed in Osaka.

    Yes, it's shocking that the tsunami can reach Misaki's former high school, since it appears quite far from the coast (please see the satellite photos below). Also, one of the priests died of a heart attack on that day [​IMG].

    訃報 ラシャペル神父様について(訂正含)
    長年聖ウルスラ学院のために尽くして下さったラシャペル神父様が、11日に亡くなられました。当初津波に巻き込まれたとの情報がありましたが、心臓のご病気が原因であるということがわかりました。地震の時は仙台にいらっしゃったのですが、仕事先である塩竃の信者さんたちや園児たちが気がかりで戻る途中、ストレスなどの要因で体調が急変したのではないかということでした。本当に残念ですが、優しくかつ頑ななラシャペル神父様らしい感じも致します。改めて、心よりご冥福をお祈り申し上げます。

    St Ursula from space:

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    清水恵/野村有美 from St Ursula were third in the GD high school tournament.

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    And 木村百花, who was third in the GS, is from Tomioka, a town that was devastated by the tsunami. I hope she is safe.

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    Sorry, for the last satellite photo, you'll need to download the file and open it to see the sea, because the photo was not fit to width [​IMG].
     
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    And I forgot to ask, how is Chiba? Saw some videos showing the earth shaking. I'm a big fan of 張ヶ谷順子 [​IMG].
     
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    yes, Aomori Yamada High School is very strong now. My friend told me, when Misaki was a high school student, St Ursula's girl team was the strongest. But, now she has graduated so Aomori Yamada High School becomes the strongest now. Haha
     
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    These two little girls are so funny :p

    [​IMG]

    And good as well :eek:
     
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    Just saw a documentary by NHK showing the whole pavement SLIDING in the earthquake!

    [video=youtube;efzpwL1-eGQ]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=efzpwL1-eGQ[/video]

    The second video is probably the original, in HD

    [video=youtube;Cy-MOZwr5G0]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cy-MOZwr5G0[/video]
     
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    Yup yup, they're an adorable pair, and good too. And pretty cool to me [​IMG]. Tomorrow is an acid test, with Ha Jung Eun being in magnificent form. They will probably do well to avoid hitting too many shots to her
     
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    Here are a couple of photos of Ai Fukuhara (福原愛), Mizuki Fujii's high school classmate. Haven't seen them at the same place and time together, lol. Probably doesn't happen outside of Japan.

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    Where was the photo taken?

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    Hahaha... They look so happy. :D:D:D

    Where was the photo taken; or was it taken after they defeated the Russian pair, Valeri Sorokina/Nina Vislova [8], at the Quarter-Finals of the 2011 Singapore Open SS on Friday June 17?
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    today's semi final is a rematch of German Open this year, let's see Kakiiwa and Fujii can do it again. :D
     

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