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JAPAN CHAMPIONSHIPS

Japan Times
Figure Skating
Dec 23, 2019
Shoma Uno wins fourth straight national title as Yuzuru Hanyu falters in free skate
Even living legends can have an off night, and that is what happened at the Japan Championships on Sunday, as Yuzuru Hanyu struggled through an error-filled free skate that helped hand Shoma Uno his fourth straight national title.
Japan Times
Figure Skating
Dec 21, 2019
Rika Kihira displays confidence, elegance en route to first senior national title
Rika Kihira captured her first senior national title at the Japan Championships on Saturday night with an enthralling performance in her free skate.
Japan Times
Figure Skating
Dec 20, 2019
Yuzuru Hanyu seizes control with brilliant short program at nationals
Yuzuru Hanyu returned to the Japan Championships in stirring fashion on Friday night after a four-year absence, seizing the lead after the short program with another sublime performance.
Japan Times
Figure Skating
Dec 19, 2019
Kihira sets pace at Japan nationals
Rika Kihira took the lead after the women's short program at the Japan Championships on Thursday night at Yoyogi Gymnasium.
Japan Times
Figure Skating
Dec 23, 2018
Kaori Sakamoto bests Rika Kihira and Satoko Miyahara to win national title
Kaori Sakamoto put on a stunning performance Sunday night, using an incredible combination of power and grace, to win the title at the Japan championships.
Japan Times
Figure Skating
Dec 22, 2018
Shoma Uno builds sizable lead at nationals; Daisuke Takahashi second in short program
Shoma Uno took a commanding lead at the Japan championships on Saturday night with an effective short program.
Japan Times
Figure Skating
Dec 21, 2018
Satoko Miyahara holds slim lead over Kaori Sakamoto after short program at nationals
The more things change, the more they stay the same.
Japan Times
Figure Skating
Dec 20, 2018
Shoma Uno and Daisuke Takahashi making final preparations for Japan championships
Olympic and world silver medalist Shoma Uno and former world champion Daisuke Takahashi went through their paces at practice ahead of the start of the Japan championships here on Friday.
Japan Times
Figure Skating
Dec 24, 2017
Shoma Uno defends national title despite free skate struggles
Shoma Uno captured his second straight national title on Sunday night in decisive fashion at Musashino Forest Sports Centre. The young star dominated his opponents at the All-Japan Championships despite struggling in his free skate.
Japan Times
Figure Skating
Dec 23, 2017
Drama on ice: Satoko Miyahara captures fourth consecutive national title
Satoko Miyahara showed her mettle when the chips were down on Saturday night, coming from second place after the short program to capture her fourth straight national title at the All-Japan Championships at Musashino Forest Sports Centre.
Japan Times
Figure Skating
Dec 22, 2017
Reigning champion Shoma Uno takes control at nationals
Shoma Uno is halfway to his second straight national title after taking a comfortable lead following the short program at the All-Japan Championships on Friday night.
Japan Times
BASKETBALL
Jan 9, 2017
Jets blast Brave Thunders to capture All-Japan crown
The Chiba Jets poured all their energy onto the court and were rewarded with the team's first-ever major title, since being formed in 2011, after a lopsided 88-66 win over the Kawasaki Brave Thunders in the All-Japan Championship men's final at Yoyogi National Gymnasium on Monday.
Japan Times
Figure Skating
Dec 25, 2016
Miyahara claims third straight national title
Satoko Miyahara wrapped up her third straight women's title at Japan's figure skating national championships on Sunday.
Japan Times
Figure Skating
Dec 24, 2016
Uno claims first title at national championships
Shoma Uno won his first men's national championship on Saturday, overcoming a 2.29-point deficit and a weak start in his free skate to capture the gold medal.
Japan Times
Figure Skating
Dec 23, 2016
Mura pulls ahead of Uno at national championships
Takahito Mura placed first in the men’s short program at the All-Japan Championships on Friday night, earning 90.34 points to sit ahead of Shoma Uno’s 88.05 in the absence of flu-hit four-time reigning champion Yuzuru Hanyu.
Japan Times
Figure Skating
Dec 28, 2015
Hanyu looking to add more quads to program ahead of worlds
Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu is looking to add more quadruple jumps to his program in a bid to reclaim the title from Spaniard Javier Fernandez at the world championships in March.
Japan Times
Figure Skating
Dec 26, 2015
Hanyu nabs fourth straight national title; Miyahara leads women's field
Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu wasn't at his impeccable best in the men's free skate, but still claimed his fourth straight national title on Saturday at the All-Japan Championships with a score of 286.36 points, nearly 20 points ahead of second-placed Shoma Uno.
Japan Times
Figure Skating
Dec 25, 2015
Leader Hanyu finds himself in familiar spot; Uno sits in second at nationals
Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu made a dominant start at the All-Japan Championships on Friday after topping the men’s short program, but with Shoma Uno keeping tight with a career-high score.
MORE SPORTS
Oct 31, 2015
Takanashi takes normal hill title at All Japan Championships
Sara Takanashi easily won the women's normal hill title on the first day of the All Japan Championships on Saturday after clearing the K-point in both her jumps.
Rugby
Jan 31, 2015
Suntory, NEC book All-Japan spots
Suntory Sungoliath and NEC Green Rockets both ensured on Saturday that their seasons would last at least one more game as they booked their spots in the All-Japan Championship.

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