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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 primed for a run at first world title

| Feb 23, 2016

Miyahara primed for a run at first world title

Before the recent Four Continents Championships in Taipei, Satoko Miyahara said she was “tired of finishing second at international events.” Staying true to her words, the reigning world silver medalist tore off two personal best performances on the way to her first major international ...

Fernandez improving, but still not in Hanyu's class

| Feb 2, 2016

Fernandez improving, but still not in Hanyu's class

World champion Javier Fernandez made history last week when he won his fourth consecutive European title in Bratislava. In accomplishing the feat the Spaniard became the first skater since Czechoslovakia’s Ondrej Nepela in 1972 to capture the Euro crown four straight times. The late ...

MLB confirms probe in Darvish gambling case

/ Jan 19, 2016

MLB confirms probe in Darvish gambling case

Texas Rangers star pitcher Yu Darvish is being investigated by Major League Baseball in the wake of his brother Sho being charged last year with running an illegal gambling ring that allegedly took bets on both MLB and NPB games, The Japan Times has ...

Hanyu's magic transcendent, truly a sight to behold

| Dec 15, 2015

Hanyu's magic transcendent, truly a sight to behold

“Yuzuru Hanyu is not from this planet.” The words of legendary skating writer Phil Hersh on Twitter last Saturday echoed the sentiments of many after witnessing last weekend’s Grand Prix Final in Barcelona, Spain. Two weeks after shattering the world records for the short ...

Hanyu's greatness confirmed at NHK Trophy

| Dec 1, 2015

Hanyu's greatness confirmed at NHK Trophy

Sometimes in life we are in the right place at the right time. Saturday night was one of these cases for Ice Time. What Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu did that evening at Big Hat was nothing short of incredible. It was the perfect meshing ...