Narumi Takahashi already has a new partner. One that will be able to fulfill Japan's need of a pairs team (with citizenship) at the team event come Sochi 2014.
Ryuichi Kihara was 10th at the 2011 World Junior Championships and in the top 12 at the Japanese Senior Nationals twice.
As far as qualifying to the individual pairs competition in Sochi, the team will have to grab one of the four additional spots granted in an early-season competition in 2013/2014.
While I am excited to see the potential of the new pair, it seems pretty clear to me that Mervin Tran not being a Japanese citizen absolutely had to do with the break-up of the former team, as I suggested when the initial news broke.