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Jack Gallagher

Named a top 10 columnist by the Associated Press Sports Editors for his work in 2004, Jack Gallagher 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:

Hanyu's health a paramount concern

Figure Skating | ICE TIME Nov 20, 2018

Hanyu's health a paramount concern

When a country takes the gold and bronze medals in the same discipline at a Grand Prix it would usually be considered a successful weekend. The joy for Japan at the Cup of Russia, however, was tempered by the injury suffered by two-time Olympic champion ...

Kihira's star soaring after great debut

Figure Skating | ICE TIME Nov 13, 2018

Kihira's star soaring after great debut

Rika Kihira made a great first impression on a great many people with her performance at the NHK Trophy last weekend. The 16-year-old was nothing short of spectacular in her senior Grand Prix debut, beating a veteran field that included teammates Satoko Miyahara and Mai ...

American duo claim ice dance gold at NHK Trophy

Figure Skating Nov 11, 2018

American duo claim ice dance gold at NHK Trophy

Kaitlin Hawayek and Jean-Luc Baker of the United States won the ice dance title at the NHK Trophy on Sunday with an excellent free dance. The American duo were in second place after Saturday's rhythm dance, but vaulted to the top of the podium with ...

Shoma Uno, Rika Kihira earn NHK Trophy titles

Figure Skating Nov 10, 2018

Shoma Uno, Rika Kihira earn NHK Trophy titles

Olympic and world silver medalist Shoma Uno won the NHK Trophy on Saturday night with a solid performance in the men's free skate. Uno secured a spot in next month's Grand Prix Final with the victory. The 20-year-old received a total score of 276.45 points ...

Mihara aims for comeback season

Figure Skating | ICE TIME Nov 7, 2018

Mihara aims for comeback season

Two seasons ago Mai Mihara burst onto the scene with victories at the Four Continents Championships and Nebelhorn Trophy, plus solid showings on the Grand Prix circuit, and a fifth-place finish at the world championships. It appeared as if Japan had a new star on ...

Yuzuru Hanyu amazes again in Helsinki win

Figure Skating | ICE TIME Nov 6, 2018

Yuzuru Hanyu amazes again in Helsinki win

Just when you didn't think he could go one better, he did. Two-time Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu stunned the skating world again with his artistry and technical prowess on the way to a commanding victory at the Helsinki Grand Prix last weekend. Hanyu set three world ...

Moa Iwano visits U.S. to improve jumps

Figure Skating Nov 1, 2018

Moa Iwano visits U.S. to improve jumps

Rising junior skater Moa Iwano recently returned from a 10-day trip to the United States to work on improving her jumps, The Japan Times has learned. The 14-year-old from Kobe, who has been ticketed for stardom by analysts, spent 10 days in Colorado Springs, Colorado, ...