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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:

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 ...

Blatter's stain on game proving very lame

| Sep 29, 2015

Blatter's stain on game proving very lame

“Blatter is a dead man walking … “ That is how the email I received from investigative journalist Andrew Jennings began back in July. This was days before the award-winning author was set to testify before a U.S. Senate subcommittee on corruption in international ...

Kajikawa using power of sport to improve society

| Jul 28, 2015

Kajikawa using power of sport to improve society

In the increasingly cynical world we live in it seems like true believers are becoming a dying breed. The cold, hard reality of everyday life having taken a toll on optimism and enthusiasm. Good news, these days, sometimes appears as elusive as finding the ...