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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:

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 ...

Hamada's magic touch getting results, attention

| Dec 6, 2016

Hamada's magic touch getting results, attention

For the second year in a row three skaters who are mentored by the same coach will be representing Japan at this week’s Grand Prix Final in Marseille, France. Two-time national champion Satoko Miyahara, reigning world junior champion Marin Honda and rising star Rika ...

Hanyu's strength, style a sight to behold

| Nov 29, 2016

Hanyu's strength, style a sight to behold

Yuzuru Hanyu will head to the Grand Prix Final next week in Marseille, France, at the top of his game. His performance at the NHK Trophy here over the weekend reaffirmed his place at the pinnacle of his sport. Hanyu’s training partner Javier Fernandez ...