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Japan Times
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.
Japan Times
Figure Skating / ICE TIME
Oct 30, 2018
Shoma Uno, Mako Yamashita stake claims for GP Final spots
Shoma Uno looked in midseason form as he rallied to victory at Skate Canada on Saturday in Laval, Quebec.
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 21, 2017
Kaori Sakamoto rises to occasion, holds slim lead over Satoko Miyahara at nationals
The final battle for the two women's spots on Japan's 2018 Olympic skating team began in earnest at Musashino Forest Sports Centre on Thursday night and the story could have a surprise ending.
Japan Times
Figure Skating / ICE TIME
Dec 19, 2017
Nathan Chen credits rival Yuzuru Hanyu for inspiration
With less than two months to go until the Pyeongchang Olympics, American Nathan Chen is finding himself the focus of a lot of attention. And with good reason.
Japan Times
Figure Skating / ICE TIME
Dec 12, 2017
Race for two Olympic spots still wide open
Satoko Miyahara and Wakaba Higuchi came into the Grand Prix Final with excellent chances to solidify their positions as the favorites for Japan's two spots for women for the Pyeongchang Olympics.
Japan Times
Figure Skating / ICE TIME
Nov 14, 2017
Satoko Miyahara's Olympic dream in serious jeopardy
At an event that was massively overshadowed by the injury and subsequent withdrawal of Yuzuru Hanyu, something else was very apparent at the NHK Trophy: Satoko Miyahara's bid to make Japan's Olympic team for the Pyeongchang Games is in big trouble.
Japan Times
Figure Skating
Nov 11, 2017
Russians Evgenia Medvedeva and Sergei Voronov capture NHK Trophy titles
Two-time world champion Evgenia Medvedeva retained her lead after the short program despite a fall in the free skate to win the NHK Trophy on Saturday night. The elegant Russian qualified for next month's Grand Prix Final with the victory.
Japan Times
Figure Skating
Nov 10, 2017
Evgenia Medvedeva and Carolina Kostner finish 1-2 in NHK Trophy women's short program
Two-time world champion Evgenia Medvedeva grabbed the lead at the NHK Trophy with a score of 79.99 points in the short program on Friday night. The Russian was her usual sublime self while skating to "Nocturne," executing element after element nearly flawlessly.
Japan Times
Figure Skating / ICE TIME
Oct 31, 2017
Shoma Uno coming on strong in bid for Olympic gold
Shoma Uno began his Grand Prix campaign with a grand performance at Skate Canada last week. The world silver medalist won the competition in Regina, Saskatchewan, by nearly 40 points.
Japan Times
Figure Skating
Oct 28, 2017
Shoma Uno in first place after short program at Skate Canada
World silver medalist Shoma Uno took the lead after the short program on Friday at Skate Canada.
Japan Times
Figure Skating / ICE TIME
Mar 28, 2017
Pressure on Hanyu to reclaim title, display dominance
Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu enters this week's world championships in Helsinki needing to get a big monkey off his back.
Japan Times
Figure Skating
Mar 11, 2017
Uno racks up huge score, leads Coupe du Printemps
Shoma Uno posted the world's second-highest ever score to take the lead after the short program at the Coupe du Printemps on Friday.
Japan Times
Figure Skating
Feb 25, 2017
Choi collects Asian Winter Games gold
Rika Hongo struggled in the free program Saturday and missed out on a medal in the women's figure skating competition at the Asian Winter Games, placing fourth.
Japan Times
Figure Skating
Feb 23, 2017
Hongo recovers from fall, places second in women's short program
Rika Hongo stumbled on the ice and placed second on Thursday in the women's figure skating short program at the Asian Winter Games.
Japan Times
Figure Skating
Feb 18, 2017
Mihara shocks field, captures Four Continents title
Mai Mihara came from fourth place in the women's short program to win the Four Continents Championships on Saturday.
Japan Times
Figure Skating
Feb 13, 2017
Uno planning to attempt quad loop at Four Continents
Shoma Uno said Monday before taking off for the Four Continents championships in South Korea that he is planning on opening his free program with a quadruple loop.
Japan Times
Figure Skating
Feb 7, 2017
Three-time national champion Miyahara pulls out of Four Continents with hip injury
Satoko Miyahara will not defend her Four Continents championship or skate in this month's Asian Winter Games due to a leg injury, the Japan Skating Federation announced Tuesday.
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
Nov 18, 2016
Mihara takes third in Cup of China short program
Mai Mihara stood third after the short skate at the Cup of China on Friday, less than four points behind the leader Kaetlyn Osmond of Canada in the fifth Grand Prix series event of the season.

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The Japanese government updated its English education guidelines in 2017 to emphasize communication over grammar and memorization. Public school teachers are incredibly busy, however, which means schools haven’t been able to implement changes uniformly. Private and alternative schools are attempting to remedy this.
The language of opportunity: Bilingual education is on the rise in Japan