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Win a free autographed copy of 'Mao Asada: My Skating Life'

Mar 11, 2018

Win a free autographed copy of 'Mao Asada: My Skating Life'

The Japan Times is offering several readers the chance to win an autographed copy of the recently released Japanese book "Mao Asada: My Skating Life." Mao, a three-time world champion and the 2010 Olympic silver medalist, talks about her trademark triple axel, participating in two ...

Uno eager to escape Hanyu's shadow

Jan 14, 2018

Uno eager to escape Hanyu's shadow

by Elaine Lies

Shoma Uno first stepped on the ice at five, but it was the rough-and-tumble of hockey he had his eyes on — until a chance meeting with a figure skater changed everything. The skater was Mao Asada, now a household name and two-time Olympian who ...

The top sports stories of 2017

Dec 28, 2017

The top sports stories of 2017

The Japan Times newsroom selected these domestic sports stories as the most important of 2017. 1. Fall from grace: Yokozuna Harumafuji retired from sumo to take responsibility for assaulting fellow wrestler Takanoiwa at a restaurant in Tottori. Takanoiwa was left with a fractured skull and ...

Mao Asada completes Honolulu Marathon

/ Dec 11, 2017

Mao Asada completes Honolulu Marathon

Retired Japanese figure skater Mao Asada checked one item off her bucket list Sunday in Honolulu, giving herself a passing grade after completing her first full-distance marathon. The former world champion clocked 4 hours, 34 minutes, 13 seconds over the 42.195-km distance and was all ...