History was made last week when a Japanese company chose to sponsor a foreign skater and their training expenses for the first time as the Kinoshita Group agreed to back American Vincent Zhou.
The conglomerate, best known for housing development and real estate ventures, announced on its website last Tuesday that it would be supporting the 18-year-old, with a contract endorsed by CEO Naoya Kinoshita.
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