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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:

Yuzuru Hanyu skates to victory in competitive return

Figure Skating | ICE TIME Sep 17, 2019

Yuzuru Hanyu skates to victory in competitive return

A healthy Yuzuru Hanyu returned to competition over the weekend at the Autumn Classic International in victorious fashion. The superstar scored a comfortable win skating his two programs from last season. Hanyu, who has struggled with an ankle injury the past two seasons, gave an ...

Hanyu set for season debut in Canada

Figure Skating | ICE TIME Sep 10, 2019

Hanyu set for season debut in Canada

Two-time Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu is set to make his season debut at the Autumn Classic International in Oakville, Ontario, this week. This will be an important season for the superstar, who has struggled with injuries the past two campaigns. With the Beijing Olympics now ...

Shun Sato stellar in Lake Placid JGP victory

Figure Skating | ICE TIME Sep 3, 2019

Shun Sato stellar in Lake Placid JGP victory

Shun Sato's debut on the Junior Grand Prix circuit was a smashing success. The 15-year-old Sendai native gave Japan its second straight gold medal in the men's event in the JGP with a comfortable victory in Lake Placid, New York, on Friday. Sato's strong jumping ability ...

Yuma Kagiyama dazzles in France JGP win

Figure Skating | ICE TIME Aug 27, 2019

Yuma Kagiyama dazzles in France JGP win

Yuma Kagiyama opened the Junior Grand Prix season with a bang. The 16-year-old put on a dominant performance in winning the JGP in Courchevel, France, on Saturday by a huge margin. The victory was Kagiyama's first on the JGP circuit, but what resonated was the manner ...

Nana Araki looks for leap in crucial season

Figure Skating | ICE TIME Aug 20, 2019

Nana Araki looks for leap in crucial season

Now is the time for accomplished junior Nana Araki to shine. The 17-year-old from Higashiura, Aichi Prefecture, will begin her third season on the Junior Grand Prix circuit on Thursday at the season-opening event in Courchevel, France. Araki, a senior in high school, has finished in ...

Yuma Kagiyama looks to continue father's legacy

Figure Skating | ICE TIME Aug 15, 2019

Yuma Kagiyama looks to continue father's legacy

The sports landscape is filled with sons of famous fathers who could not live up to the family name. Many have tried to emulate success in the same sport, but were unable to approach their dad's greatness. Yuma Kagiyama, the son of two-time Olympian Masakazu ...

Top junior Tomoe Kawabata poised for a breakout season

Figure Skating | ICE TIME Aug 8, 2019

Top junior Tomoe Kawabata poised for a breakout season

With Japan junior champion Yuhana Yokoi having moved on to the senior ranks, 17-year-old Tomoe Kawabata may represent the Hinomaru's best chance for a medal at the world junior championships this coming season. Kawabata was the bronze medalist at the Japan Junior Championships in Fukuoka ...