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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:

Hongo's shot at Grand Prix Final in doubt

| Nov 24, 2015

Hongo's shot at Grand Prix Final in doubt

Rika Hongo jeopardized her chance to make the Grand Prix Final for the second straight year after struggling through a poor free skate at the Cup of Russia in Moscow on Saturday. Hongo was the defending champion in the event and entered the free ...

Nagai, Murakami display fine form at Skate Canada

| Nov 3, 2015

Nagai, Murakami display fine form at Skate Canada

It was another successful event for Team Japan at Skate Canada in Lethbridge, Alberta, last weekend. The Hinomaru took home three of the six singles medals on offer with a pair of surprising performances from senior debutante Yuka Nagai and veteran Daisuke Murakami. Nagai, ...

Lack of strength only thing holding Miyahara back

| Oct 27, 2015

Lack of strength only thing holding Miyahara back

“Exquisite performance, beautiful skating skills, lovely likeness. When she lands the jumps it’s as though the blades are kissing the ice. It’s so soft. Hardly any sound.” There was high praise for Satoko Miyahara’s free skate at Skate America on Saturday from a Eurosport2 ...

Shiraiwa joins Mao, Ando in record books with victory

| Oct 6, 2015

Shiraiwa joins Mao, Ando in record books with victory

“So sophisticated, so sensitive, so young, so incredible.” Yuna Shiraiwa received high praise after her free skate from announcer Ted Barton on the International Skating Union’s broadcast of the Junior Grand Prix in Logrono, Spain, on Friday night. Shiraiwa made history there when she ...