Yuzuru Hanyu

Calendar sales of a certain foreign world leader are surpassing those of native stars in Japan

Perhaps even stranger still, this particular person has achieved an almost cult-like status among some Japanese women.

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Champion figure skater Yuzuru Hanyu gets … his own line of Xylitol chewing gum!

If you’ve ever wondered what flavor gum the two-time Olympic gold medalist favors, you now have the answer! 

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Digimon staff give skating champion Yuzuru Hanyu a present he would not likely soon forget

A showering of gifts might be the norm for the Olympic gold medalist, but this one could mean the most to him.

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Older female fans’ steamy comments about gold medal skater Yuzuru Hanyu spark debate online

Some call the sentiments creepy, while others say they mirror their own.

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Figure skating, shogi prove real life can beat anime feats

In a long-standing debate, some people posit life imitates art more often than art imitates life.

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Tokyo Ghoul creator, anime’s star celebrate Yuzuru Hanyu’s Olympic win

Japan’s Yuzuru Hanyu became the first man in 66 years to win two consecutive Olympic gold medals in men’s figure skating at the PyeongChang Olympics on Saturday.

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Controversy as journalist asks Olympic broadcasters to stop saying “Japanese people are amazing”

Call for more balanced language following gold and silver medals for Japanese figure skaters runs into strong backlash.

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New “Love Dance” takes Japan by storm, thanks to a Japanese drama and a handsome J-Pop star

Even gold-medal winning figure skater Yuzuru Hanyu has been caught on film performing the infectious dance moves.

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Champion figure skater Yuzuru Hanyu to make on-screen acting debut as samurai lord!

He’s handsome, talented and an Olympic gold medalist. And now, Yuzuru Hanyu will be making his screen debut as a samurai lord in the Edo period!

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Star Wars on ice: Video of figure skater Yuzuru Hanyu with a lightsaber is as cool as it sounds

Japanese ice skater Yuzuru Hanyu is famous for record-breaking performances—but none are as awesome as this video of the athlete with a lightsaber!

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Japan’s cats are figure skater Yuzuru Hanyu’s biggest fans【Pics】

We all know that Japan loves cats. But what do Japan’s cats love? If these photos are anything to go by, the answer is simple: figure skater Yuzuru Hanyu.

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Fail News: Popular Japanese mascot falls during ice-skating routine, can’t get up【Video】

Domo-kun is down on the ice and can’t get up! Who can save the furry, brown monster mascot?!?

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Look, I’m Yuzuru Hanyu! Twitter trolls get creative with celebrity portrait plastic files

Brand endorsement is a big thing in Japan, and many companies and organizations appoint celebrities and famous personalities to promote their products, services and campaigns. More often than not, these famous faces appear not only on billboards and commercials, but also on limited-edition campaign goods such as collectible postcards and plastic folders that consumers can receive by participating in the campaigns.

Fans would rush to get their hands on these limited freebies featuring their favorite stars, but as always, if there’s a face on it, there’d be trolling. Some Japanese youths have found some ingenious ways to “use” these Yuzuru Hanyu and Miliyah Kato plastic folders, check them out after the break!

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