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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:

Sumoto wins Riga JGP as coach gets emotional

| Sep 12, 2017

Sumoto wins Riga JGP as coach gets emotional

This was more like it. After consecutive weeks of bringing home a solitary bronze medal, Mitsuki Sumoto gave Japan its first gold of the Junior Grand Prix season with a comeback victory at the Latvia JGP in Riga on Saturday, while Rika Kihira collected a ...

Yamashita shines on ice in Salzburg JGP event

| Sep 5, 2017

Yamashita shines on ice in Salzburg JGP event

Mako Yamashita's favorite color appears to be bronze. Or maybe the number she likes best is three. It sure seems that way on both counts. For the third straight Junior Grand Prix in the past two seasons, the 14-year-old earned the bronze medal when she finished third ...

Takino takes bronze in Junior Grand Prix debut

| Aug 29, 2017

Takino takes bronze in Junior Grand Prix debut

Riko Takino, a 15-year-old from Osaka, gave Japan its first medal of the Junior Grand Prix campaign with a bronze at the season-opener in Brisbane, Australia, over the weekend. Takino was third after the short program, and maintained that position to earn a spot on ...