Official 2013 Nadeshiko Japan Thread [R]

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  1. blissett

    blissett Member+

    Aug 20, 2011
    Italy
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    What was that exactly? A futsal event with Ji So-Yun as guest star?

    Meanwhile any official news about her Chelsea transfer?
     
  2. unepomme

    unepomme Member+

    Jan 21, 2010
    Club:
    Sanfrecce Hiroshima FC
    I'm not sure of their best members well, but there are many familiar names on the starting list.
    The scorer is the captain, Sugita.
    Takahashi Chiho is not there maybe because she already graduated.
     
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  3. Gromit06

    Gromit06 Member+

    Oct 22, 2012
    Nice
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    Olympique de Marseille
    Well... I think this kind of reaction is quite understandable, isn't it ?
    Yes, Yoko Tanaka is a real talented player, no doubt... But, what has she proven so far out of an excellent U20 WC ? She is not yet a regular starter in her team. She can become an important player — she is talented enough for this — but the blogs, forums, tumbr etc crazy coverage seems to me totally disproportionate with the current reality of the girl's current achievements. And I don't think either that it can help her for improving...
    So, more than pure jealousy from other girls, maybe it is just a feeling of fair unfairness... ;)
     
  4. Moukoko

    Moukoko Member

    Oct 10, 2003
    Kyoto, Japan
    I think those Wada's tweets are a proof that Wada and TanaYo are still close friend. They were a dorm-mates since 13 years old but from a certain point, Yoko suddenly became a popular. I think Wada thinks like "it's something wrong" half-seriously.

    Anyway, Wada is funny girl, she can treat that kind of "unfairness" as a joke. I like her self-ill-treat-ish humor sense.:)
     
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  5. unepomme

    unepomme Member+

    Jan 21, 2010
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    Sanfrecce Hiroshima FC
    Yeah, I agree.
    I guess this is some kind of expression of Naoko's affection.
     
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  6. #5nadeshikofan

    #5nadeshikofan Member+

    INAC Kobe
    May 26, 2012
    Plymouth, Michigan, USA
    Club:
    Vegalta Sendai
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    That is good to know. The language barrier makes it tough to understand the inteicacies of all this...
     
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  7. kittypride

    kittypride Member

    Oct 8, 2013
    I'm late on, but I'm honestly glad that all these players are leaving INAC. I think its healthy when dynasties to end, ya know? By knocking INAC back a few pegs, maybe the league will open up an interesting title race. I mean, I think it says a lot when the relegation fight was the most interesting thing towards the end of the year. As cool as that situation was, it's kind of pathetic in a competitive sense. Maybe next season the other teams will be reinvigorated and be a bit more even. Even if I do pull for Beleza to win, in general it would be great to see someone else, anybody else, take the crown, ya know?
     
  8. blissett

    blissett Member+

    Aug 20, 2011
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    You're not late to live the end of the 2013 thread with us! :) We are close guys!

    I said multiple times that I am not an anti-INAC at all, on the contrary I so love many players of this dream team and for sure I don't want it to drop down Urawa's style... But i admit that a little more balance on the league wouldn't be bad.
    I underline that, towards the end of the season, we were very close to this kind of balance: The fact that INAC won 4 titles gives the idea that they totally dominated, but in fact they lost vs Belle and Beleza in the League and they went to penalty shootout vs Albirex in Empress' Cup. In fact it looks like they were already "beatable" this season, despite their record in the first part of the year...

    We're going to see... For sure I want more balance in the league but, at the same time, I wouldn't like INAC to be weakened too much: it still has to be an epic battle, although more even!
     
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  9. #5nadeshikofan

    #5nadeshikofan Member+

    INAC Kobe
    May 26, 2012
    Plymouth, Michigan, USA
    Club:
    Vegalta Sendai
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    For some reason I cannot quote and comment using a mobile devise... Strange...

    I agree with Kitty, it will level the field a bit and hopefully makes for a more interesting season.
    More than just one or two games will be interesting - unless, of course, we will see total Belle domination now.

    The Niigata game was indeed interesting and I wonder if INAC was not only tired at the end of the season, but also suffering mentally because they were aware of the changes to come.

    Not that I want to belittle the great game we have seen and Albirex hard work to get there...
    I just think the spirit if the team might have suffered with the big changes that are coming. Or maybe I am looking at it the wrong way and change should be a chance to pull the team together one more time...?
    But then, I am not a psychologist...
     
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  10. blissett

    blissett Member+

    Aug 20, 2011
    Italy
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    #11360 blissett, Dec 30, 2013
    Last edited: Dec 30, 2013
    Not sure if you noticed the video posted by Moukoko called "2013 fine goals", with a selection of goals from this season's Nadeshiko League, apparently showed for the first time during 2013 Nadeshiko League Awards' ceremony.
    Some of the goals in this video were indeed superb, while other looked to me so-so (at least for being chosen to appear in such a video). And some others were surely missing.

    This reminds me of the fact that I had promised to you to post the results of the weekly selections from posters of this forum. As I told you, it's really hard to remember every goal but, after all, if you don't remember a goal it can't be goal-of-the-season for sure! ;) I admit the following list can look quite boring, if you can't remember the actual goals; if you need it, I guess Moukoko/Girafferunfast still has all of the Monthly Digest videos up, or you can ask him for the link for them (if you are one of the Giraffe's authorized users and you don't remember one particular link, you can ask me in a private message). I'm going to post the lists anyway, since I made the effort to write them down.

    If you want, each of you can try to choose goal-of-the-season from these (or also from other not-listed goals, if your personal goal-of-the-season happens to be missing from these lists :p). It could be a nice way to end 2013 and to close this thread. Tomorrow, I am going to open "Official 2014 Nadeshiko Japan Thread", on the "Japan" forum, as we somehow agreed, by majority, and I'll include in the title of the thread the version in Japanese. :giggle:

    First disclaimer: mumf, I already know that you'll want to vote Yuka Kado's goal, but try at least to think about the other choices, before going with a blind Belle's vote! :laugh:

    Second disclaimer: I am going to break this post in 3 parts (1st leg of Nadeshiko League, Nadeshiko League Cup, 2nd leg of Nadeshiko League) or I've got the feeling it would be too much long); the winner-goal from each week is underlined.


    April's monthly digest (voters: blissett, BlessTheRebel, unepomme, mumf)

    1st matchday
    Michi Goto 10 points
    Yuki Yasuda 6 points
    Asuka Kakazu 5 points
    Nanase Kiryu 3 points
    Risa Fukasawa 0.5 points
    Nozomi Fujita 0.5 points

    2nd matchday
    Minako Ito 10 points
    Marumi Yamazaki 8 points
    Marin Hamamoto 3.5 points
    Beverly Goebel-Yanez 3 points
    Yuki Hazuki 1 point
    Nana Sonomura 0.5 points
    Nahomi Kawasumi 0.5 points
    Mizuho Sakaguchi 0.5 points

    3rd matchday
    Manami Nakano 6 points
    Kumi Yokoyama 4 points
    Risa Fukasawa 3.5 points
    Shiho Ogawa 3.5 points
    Chinatsu Kira 3.5 points
    Ryoko Takara 3 points
    Azusa Iwashimizu 3 points


    May's monthly digest (voters: blissett, BlessTheRebel, unepomme, mumf, #5nadeshikofan)

    4th matchday
    Megumi Kamionobe 7 points
    Mari Kawamura 5.5 points
    Makiko Kobayashi 5 points
    Eriko Adachi 5 point
    Beverly Goebel-Yanez 4 points
    Nahomi Kawasumi (1st goal) 3.5 points
    Nahomi Kawasumi (2nd goal) 2 points
    Minako Ito 1 point

    5th matchday
    Risa Fukasawa 8 points
    Marin Hamamoto (2nd goal) 6.5 points
    Asuka Kakazu 5 points
    Marin Hamamoto (1st goal) 3 points
    Ayano Dozono 3.5 points
    Beverly Goebel-Yanez 3.5 points
    Karina Maruyama 2.5 points

    6th matchday
    Homare Sawa 7 points
    Megumi Kamionobe 5 points
    Marumi Yamazaki 4 points
    Emi Nakajima 4 points
    Asuka Kakazu 3.5 points
    Yoko Tanaka 3 points
    Mari Kawamura 3 points
    Yuki Yasuda 1 point
    Yuka Miyazaki 1 point


    June's monthly digest (voters: blissett, BlessTheRebel, mumf)

    8th matchday
    Mina Tanaka (1st goal) 8 points
    Ji So-Yun 5 points
    Miki Matsuoka 2 points
    Marumi Yamazaki (3rd goal) 1.5 points
    Beverly Goebel-Yanez 1 point
    Yuka Kado 1 point
    Marumi Yamazaki (1st goal) 1 point
    Mina Tanaka (2nd goal) 1 point
    Hitomi Ono 1 point
    Megumi Kamionobe 0.5 points
    Sayaka Oishi 0.5 points

    9th matchday
    Ji So-Yun (3rd goal) 6 points
    Mizuho Sakaguchi (1st goal) 4.5 points
    Aya Miyama 3 points
    Nahomi Kawasumi (1st goal) 2.5 points
    Nahomi Kawasumi (2nd goal) 2 points
    Ji So-Yun (2nd goal) 2 points
    Ji So-Yun (1st goal) 0.5 points
    Nanase Kiryu (1st goal) 0.5 points
    Saori Arimachi 0.5 points
     
  11. blissett

    blissett Member+

    Aug 20, 2011
    Italy
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    Second part (Nadeshiko League Cup goals):

    July's monthly digest (voters: blissett, BlessTheRebel, mumf)

    1st NLC matchday
    Kumi Yokoyama (2nd goal) 8 points
    Shiho Kurakazu 5.5 points
    Kumi Yokoyama (1st goal) 3.5 points
    Nanase Kiryu2 points
    Megumi Takase 1 point
    Manami Nakano 1 point
    Ji So-Yun 0.5 points

    2nd NLC matchday
    Aya Miyama (1st goal) 8 points
    Mari Kawamura 4.5 points
    Aya Miyama (2nd goal) 4 points
    Marumi Yamazaki 1.5 points
    Hanae Shibata 1.5 points
    Chika Kato (1st goal) 0.5 points

    3rd NLC matchday
    Risa Ikadai 6 points
    Chiaki Minamiyama 5 points
    Yuki Yasuda3 points
    Sayaka Oishi 2.5 point
    Yuka Anzai 1.5 points
    Saki Tsutsumi (1st goal) 1.5 points
    Saki Tsutsumi (2nd goal)1 point
    Yuka Momiki 0.5 points
    Nahomi Kawasumi 0.5 points

    4th NLC matchday
    Ayaka Inoue 7 points
    Yoshie Matsunaga 3 points
    Ayako Tsuboi 2.5 points
    Mina Tanaka 2.5 points
    Minako Ito 2 points
    Akiko Okuda 1.5 points
    Mizuho Sakaguchi 1 point
    Risa Yamamoto 0.5 points
    Nanase Kiryu 0.5 points

    5th NLC matchday
    Aya Miyama 4.5 points
    Yoko Tanaka 4 points
    Beverly Goebel-Yanez 3 points
    Risa Fukasawa (1st goal) 2.5 points
    Manami Nakano 2.5 points
    Nahomi Kawasumi 2 points
    Yuuri Kawamura 1.5 points
    Miki Matsuoka 1 point
    Mizuho Sakaguchi 0.5 points
    Nanase Kiryu 0.5 points
    Yuka Anzai 0.5 points


    August's monthly digest (voters: blissett, BlessTheRebel, mumf)

    6th NLC matchday
    Shiho Kohata 5.5 points
    Nahomi Kawasumi5.5 points

    Hikari Nakade 5 points
    Nanase Kiryu 3 point
    Beverly Goebel-Yanez 1.5 points
    Yoshida 0.5 points
    Megumi Takase 0.5 points

    7th NLC matchday
    Aya Miyama (1st goal) 6.5 points
    Sayaka Oishi 5 points
    Tamami Miyasako2.5 points
    Kana Osafune (own goal) 2 points
    Sawako Yasumoto 2 points
    Marin Hamamoto 1.5 points
    Michi Goto (3rd goal) 1 point
    Aya Miyama (2nd goal) 1 point
    Nozomi Tahara 0.5 points
    Arina Yamamoto 0.5 points
    Saori Arimachi 0.5 points
    Michi Goto (2nd goal) 0.5 points

    8th NLC matchday
    Aya Miyama 8 points
    Mina Tanaka (3rd goal) 7 points
    Natsuko Hara 2 points
    Shiori Miyake1.5 points
    Kanjana Sung-Ngoen (“Net”) 1.5 points
    Nanase Kiryu 1 point
    Yuuri Kawamura 0.5 points
    Mina Tanaka (2nd goal) 0.5 points


    September's monthly digest (Nadeshiko League Cup's half) (voters: blissett, BlessTheRebel)

    9th NLC matchday
    Karina Maruyama 4 points
    Kanjana Sung-Ngoen (“Net”) 3.5 points
    Ami Sugita (2nd goal) 3 points
    Ami Sugita (1st goal) 1.5 points
    Yoshie Matsunaga 1.5 points
    Risa Yamamoto 0.5 points

    10th NLC matchday
    Naoko Wada 6 points
    Ji So-Yun (1st goal) 3.5 points
    Saori Arimachi 3.5 points
    Yumi Uetsuji 2 points
    Asuka Nishikawa 1 point
    Sawako Yasumoto 0.5 points

    NLC’s semi-finals and final
    Saori Arimachi 4 points
    Manami Nakano 3.5 points
    Aya Miyama 3 points
    Nahomi Kawasumi 1.5 points
    Chiaki Minamiyama 1 point
    Midori Isokane 1 point
     
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  12. blissett

    blissett Member+

    Aug 20, 2011
    Italy
    Club:
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    Third part (second leg of Nadeshiko League):

    September's monthly digest (Nadeshiko League' half) (voters: blissett, BlessTheRebel)

    10th Nadeshiko League matchday
    Kaede Sato 4 points
    Nozomi Tahara 4 points
    Beverly Goebel-Yanez (2nd goal) 4 points

    Beverly Goebel-Yanez (1st goal) 1 point
    Risa Fukasawa 0.5 points
    Yumi Uetsuji 0.5 points
    Ji So-Yun 0.5 points


    October's monthly digest (voters: blissett, BlessTheRebel, kittypride)

    11th matchday
    Ayane Takatsuka 8 points
    Hikari Nakade (1st goal) 5.5 points
    Hikari Nakade(3rd goal) 3 points
    Nanse Kiryu (1st goal) 2.5 points
    Moeno Sakaguchi 2 points
    Nahomi Kawasumi 1 point
    Saori Ariyoshi 0.5 points

    12th matchday
    Aya Miyama (1st goal) 9 points
    Michi Goto 5 points
    Yumi Uetsuji 3 points
    Hikari Nakade 2 points
    Sayaka Oishi 1.5 points
    Beverly Goebel-Yanez 1 point
    Ami Sugita 0.5 points

    13th League matchday
    Yumi Uetsuji 7 points
    Yuka Kado 6.5 points
    Ami Sugita 3 points
    Megumi Kamionobe 1.5 points
    Michi Goto (1st goal) 1.5 points
    Makiko Kobayashi 1 point
    Shiori Miyake 0.5 points
    Saori Arimachi (2nd goal) 0.5 points
    Natsuki Kishikawa 0.5 points


    November's monthly digest (voters: blissett, BlessTheRebel)

    14th atchday
    Hitomi Ono 6 points
    Noma Fumika (1st goal) 3 points
    Aya Miyama 2 points
    Ji So-Yun1.5 points
    Ayano Dozono 1 point
    Tiffany McCarty 0.5 points
    Chiaki Minamiyama 0.5 points

    15th matchday
    Yuka Miyazaki 5 points
    Nanase Kiryu 5 points

    Beverly Goebel-Yanez 1 point
    Chinatsu Kira 1 point
    Megumi Takase 1 point

    16th League matchday
    Marin Hamamoto 6 points
    Yuika Sugasawa (2nd goal) 4 points
    Nanase Kiryu 1 point
    Aya Miyama 1 point
    Risa Yamamoto 0.5 points
    Marumi Yamazaki 0.5 points
    Saori Arimachi (3rd goal) 0.5 points
    Tiffany McCarty 0.5 points
    Keiko Kodama 0.5 points
    Shiho Kohata 0.5 points

    17th League matchday
    Nahomi Kawasumi 6 points
    Tiffany McCarty 4 points
    Saori Ariyoshi 1 point
    Chika Kato 1 point
    Beverly Goebel-Yanez (1st goal) 0.5 points
    Beverly Goebel-Yanez (2nd goal) 0.5 points
    Mai Kyokawa 0.5 points
    Hitomi Ono 0.5 points


    18th and last matchday was mostly missing from November's Monthly Digest, and December's Digest was dedicated to Mobcast Cup, so we basically never had a chance to vote goals from 18th matchday. Since we even couldn't watch all of them, I guess it's not worth adding a vote for that matchday so late (also, consider that the only consistent voters for all of the season were me and BtR). Obvioulsy, feel free to choose a goal from that matchday as the goal-of-the-season, if you remember it and see it as particularly memorable.
     
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  13. ChaDuRi671

    ChaDuRi671 Member+

    Dec 30, 2010
    Club:
    FC Seoul
    Nat'l Team:
    Korea Republic
    It was a charity match. That kiss was a goal celebration they planned out beforehand. It was also her first kiss from a guy. That was slap at the end was not because she was mad. They were just playing around. As for the Chelsea transfer, we might hear news around early January.

     
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  14. KAPIJXM

    KAPIJXM Member+

    Nov 18, 2011
    Illa de Arousa,Spain
    Club:
    Celta de Vigo
    Nat'l Team:
    Japan
    Really? How old is she? :eek:
     
  15. ChaDuRi671

    ChaDuRi671 Member+

    Dec 30, 2010
    Club:
    FC Seoul
    Nat'l Team:
    Korea Republic
    22 years old.
     
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  16. Gromit06

    Gromit06 Member+

    Oct 22, 2012
    Nice
    Club:
    Olympique de Marseille
    Her first peek on a cheek in her life ?? At 22 years old ? :eek:
    Well... it was really time her to go away from INAC's female phalanstery, then ! :laugh:
     
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  17. zaku_II

    zaku_II Member+

    Jan 29, 2012
    Club:
    CD Colo Colo
    Very off topic... Colo Colo won yesterday the Chilean First Division for seventh consecutive time (there is two champions in a year). They defeated Santiago Wanderers in the away match 2-0 (Guerrero and Claudia Soto) and 3-0 in the home match (Lara (p), Banini and Ascanio).

    Video

    PD. Just to be in topic, I need to know where Kawasumi will play the next year to know if I must prepare my resume in English, in Japanese or in Catalán :D
     
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  18. And G

    And G Member+

    Jan 31, 2010
    Club:
    Okayama Yunogo Belle
    Yes, that was her. She's around 30 I think, so I wouldn't be surprised if she retired, but didn't she say last year that she wanted to be promoted to Nadeshiko League with Ehime? So maybe she'll sign with a Nadeshiko League club for another year or two. She's a great player, someone should pick her up.


    There was a great goal early this year (I think) from Mizushima that started with Miyama dropping between the centre-backs to receive the ball. I don't see Mizushima in the list, so did that goal not get any votes at all? Or was it from last year? I'm not sure...

    Anyway, I vote Wada's corner kick, obviously. But that other goal was awesome, too.
     
  19. blissett

    blissett Member+

    Aug 20, 2011
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    If I remember well, the Mizushima's goal that you described happened in season 2012 (or anyway there was one very similar to the one you described). For sure it didn't happen this season: I am not sure if you noticed the scorers' rankings for all of the 2013 season, that I posted here earlier this week (or better: I posted the abridged version, and then Gromit06 was so kind to make a caption of my whole file and post it); well, Mizushima didn't score any goal in 2013. Or better: she did score but in the wrong goal (I hadn't included own-goals in those scorers' rankings, but, if I am not wrong, she scored one, in a match vs JEF probably).

    So, Mizushima isn't eligible. :giggle: I'll take Wada as your vote.

    I am not sure about mine, because there were a lot of very beautiful ones, especially from Miyama, Kawasumi, Ji So-Yun (those ones should anyway win for total number of beauty-points! :laugh:), but I guess I could go with Mina Tanaka's first one during Nadeshiko League's clasico in first leg of the league: it was really a pearl.
     
  20. blesstherebel

    blesstherebel Member+

    Jan 3, 2013
    New York
    You're right, bringing parity to the league is of paramount importance. I would argue though that ideally, that parity should be achieved by increasing the level of talent on the teams around INAC, not weakening INAC for the sake of the playing field. Honestly, I think that approach does more harm than good, seeing as taking away some of the more talented higher-profile names weakens the overall calling power of the league, at least contextually. Granted one, most of these have already or will inevitably happen, so the argument is really moot, and two) I'm not naive enough to think that increasing talent league-wide is possible. It's not entirely impossible, but that is a long project the league should strive for and this is a far simpler route in the short-term, all things considered. Of course, that's not why these moves are happening, at least I don't think they are, but that's neither here nor there.

    INAC aren't the only team that have lost a slew of players going into next season either and the teams that are quiet currently will likely lose and gain some players as well as the season draws closer, so the fun thing about next year will be whatever parity reveals itself circumstantially as a lot of the teams shift their faces, however partially. There aren't many teams that have bolstered their units yet (INAC included), so regardless of whatever pieces have gone missing on the board as of now, a lot of time remains for potential changes to be made in the name of taking that crown.
     
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  21. blesstherebel

    blesstherebel Member+

    Jan 3, 2013
    New York
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    Here's Ms. Kawasumi's take on the lovebirds :laugh:
     
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  22. Gromit06

    Gromit06 Member+

    Oct 22, 2012
    Nice
    Club:
    Olympique de Marseille
    Maybe that NTV and the Belle will lose their best players to the profit of... INAC, who knows ? And everything would keep going on as before... :eek::p
     
  23. Gromit06

    Gromit06 Member+

    Oct 22, 2012
    Nice
    Club:
    Olympique de Marseille
    On 24th January (6.30 pm) in Décines (France), the Vaulx-en-Velin National Training Center (Pôle Espoir féminin) will welcome Tokiwago High School whose players were born in 1996 and 1997, the French website Footofeminin informs. It introduces Tokiwago as "the best Japanese training center who, in spite of its players young age, competes in the 2nd division league, holding the title".
     
  24. Gromit06

    Gromit06 Member+

    Oct 22, 2012
    Nice
    Club:
    Olympique de Marseille
    Couldn't they be sisters ? The "old" Beverly Goebel-Yanez (25 y.o.) and the "young" Jessie Fleming (15 y.o.), Canada's future star ? :)

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  25. dakota701

    dakota701 Member

    Nov 22, 2012
    What exactly is this facility? Are Tokiwagi students being invited to enroll there or are a group of Tokiwagi students participating in some sort of cultural exchange event? They seem to be very specific about the age group involved, 16-17 year olds.
     

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