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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 victory ...

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 Nepela, ...

Hiwatashi continues to build on outstanding record

| Jan 26, 2016

Hiwatashi continues to build on outstanding record

One of those who may be competing with Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu when he goes for his second consecutive gold medal at the 2018 Pyeongchang Games in South Korea is American junior champion Tomoki Hiwatashi. Hiwatashi, who was born to Japanese parents in Englewood, New ...

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 ...