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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:

Miyahara's injury should be cause for real concern

| Feb 14, 2017

Miyahara's injury should be cause for real concern

Bad news arrived last Tuesday when it was announced that three-time defending national champion Satoko Miyahara has suffered a slight fracture to her left hip and would be forced to withdraw from both this week’s Four Continents Championships and next week’s Asian Winter Games ...

Medvedeva looks invincible a year from Pyeongchang

| Jan 31, 2017

Medvedeva looks invincible a year from Pyeongchang

Collecting her second straight European title with a world-record score last Friday, Evgenia Medvedeva emphatically reinforced that she is a prohibitive favorite for the gold medal in Pyeongchang next year. This is presuming that she and her fellow Russians will be allowed to compete ...

Chen seen as challenger to Hanyu, Fernandez

| Jan 24, 2017

Chen seen as challenger to Hanyu, Fernandez

Nathan Chen put on quite a show at the U.S. national championships in Kansas City, Missouri, on Sunday. He made history by becoming the first skater to cleanly landed five quadruple jumps in competition in his free skate on the way to a huge ...

Time for Mao to change direction or give it up

| Dec 27, 2016

Time for Mao to change direction or give it up

There is nothing worse than seeing a great athlete that has hung on too long. Struggling to regain their past glory in the glare of the spotlight and growing increasingly frustrated when they can’t accomplish it, this can be a very humbling experience for ...

Hanyu adds to legacy with latest triumph

| Dec 13, 2016

Hanyu adds to legacy with latest triumph

Yuzuru Hanyu’s victory at the Grand Prix Final in Marseille, France, on Saturday made it five straight years that a Japanese man has won the title at the event. Daisuke Takahashi began the streak back in 2012, and Hanyu not only kept the run ...