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The Japan Times earned three prestigious honors at the Foreign Sportswriters Association of Japan Media Awards Dinner on Monday night in Tokyo.

News photoAuthor Robert Whiting shakes hands with Japan Times sportswriter James Mulligan after presenting him with
the trophy for the Best Coverage — Major Event category at the Foreign Sportswriters Association of
Japan Media Awards Dinner in Tokyo on Monday night.
YOSHIAKI MIURA PHOTO

James Mulligan, who penned dozens of stories in June and July from Germany, including Mully’s Missives and Soccer Scene columns, was recognized for his stellar World Cup soccer coverage.

He graciously accepted the Best Coverage — Major Event Award.

Jack Gallagher, sports editor of The Japan Times, received the Best Columnist Award. Gallagher’s work in 2006 included columns on Shizuka Arakawa, Tokyo’s 2016 Olympic bid, Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters manager Trey Hillman, Barry Bonds and Michelle Wie.

In other categories, the Best Wire Reporter Award went to Jim Armstrong of The Associated Press for the third straight year, Rob Smaal of the IHT-Asahi took home Best Writer honors, while The Japan Times nabbed the Best Online Site accolade.

Voting was done in February for the FSAJ Media Awards.

The FSAJ is composed of foreign members of the sports media in Japan and Japanese sports media working at English-language media outlets.

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