Even Pringles in Japan get their special flavors!
Now that the figure skating medals have been handed out, I think it is only fair that I write a brief reaction the Japanese public has had to the outcome of the battle between Mao Asada and Yu Na Kim.
While people were of course disappointed that she came in second to Yu Na, the overall reaction seems to be ,”she did her best and we are proud of her.” The news has been showing non-stop footage of her Olympic program(s) including both her successful jumps and the jumps that caused her to lose the gold. However, what seems to be showing more is her road to the Olympics and images of the cheerful young girl that the country has come to love. There were also interviews of people on the street (who were all watching the Olympics on their cellphones) and their reaction to what happened. Every single person said that they hoped she continued to do her best and that there is always next time.