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Jack Gallagher

Jack Gallagher is the sports editor of The Japan Times. Named a top 10 columnist by the Associated Press Sports Editors for his work in 2004, he has been a sports journalist in Japan for more than 15 years. He has covered numerous events both domestically and internationally, including the Super Bowl, World Cup and Olympics. He was previously an executive in public relations in both the NBA and NFL Europe. He is a native of San Jose, Calif., and a graduate of the University of Southern California.

For Jack Gallagher's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Kajikawa using power of sport to improve society

| Jul 28, 2015

Kajikawa using power of sport to improve society

In the increasingly cynical world we live in it seems like true believers are becoming a dying breed. The cold, hard reality of everyday life having taken a toll on optimism and enthusiasm. Good news, these days, sometimes appears as elusive as finding the ...

Mao set for Cup of China, NHK Trophy

| Jun 23, 2015

Mao set for Cup of China, NHK Trophy

Three-time world champion Mao Asada’s inclusion in the recently released assignments for the Grand Prix season might have come as a surprise to some, especially after it seemed she would take a more deliberate pace with her comeback, but not Ice Time. Why? Because ...

Tokyo 2020 plans changing like the wind

| Jun 13, 2015

Tokyo 2020 plans changing like the wind

“A promise made is a debt unpaid.” — Robert Service The saying of the late British-Canadian poet is apropos when it comes to what we are seeing with the shell game that has become of the venues for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. It certainly ...