Hobo Nikkan Itoi Shinbun (Hobonichi): Olympic figure skater Johnny Weir has a personality unlike anyone else in the world. He’s won U.S. championships for three consecutive years and is a two-time Olympian. Johnny’s fans around the globe follow him passionately not only for his brilliant athletic performances but also for, or more for, his unique view of himself and the world.

In 2010, Johnny suddenly surprised us with a visit to our Hobonichi office. Johnny and Itoi really hit it off, and have since kept in touch. In July 2013, Johnny came to Japan for an ice-skating show and met up with Itoi in Fukuoka. They talked about marriage, competition, and life in general. Com see what Johnny has been up to lately as we approach the Winter Olympics.

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