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WAKABA HIGUCHI

Japan Times
Figure Skating / ICE TIME
Oct 25, 2016
Rising force Uno dazzles in victory at Skate America
They say that good things come in small packages.
Figure Skating
Oct 2, 2016
Japanese team retains Japan Open crown
Behind the stellar performances of Satoko Miyahara and Shoma Uno and a surprising contribution from retired star Nobunari Oda, Japan claimed its second straight Japan Open championship on Saturday.
Japan Times
Figure Skating / ICE TIME
Jul 5, 2016
In surprise decision, Mao not entered in NHK Trophy this season
The 2016-17 skating season officially began with the recent release of the Grand Prix assignments for the new campaign. It didn't take long to find a big surprise in the listings.
Japan Times
Figure Skating / ICE TIME
Mar 22, 2016
Honda joins select group with win at world juniors
The depth of Japan's skating prowess was on full display at the world junior championships in Debrecen, Hungary, over the weekend, where Marin Honda, Wakaba Higuchi and Yuna Shiraiwa took three of top four places in the women's competition.
Japan Times
Figure Skating
Mar 20, 2016
Honda skates into first place at world juniors
Marin Honda set personal bests in both the women's short and free programs en route to her first victory at the World Junior Figure Skating Championships on Saturday.
Japan Times
Figure Skating
Mar 19, 2016
Honda 2nd after short program at world juniors
Marin Honda is in second place after the short program at the world junior championships in Debrecen, Hungary, on Friday. Honda is in a statistical tie for the lead with Russia's Alisa Fedichkina with 66.11 points heading into Saturday's free skate.
Japan Times
Figure Skating / ICE TIME
Mar 15, 2016
Choreographer Wilson regrets 'transformative' Kim's early retirement
When Yuna Kim retired after her controversial second-place finish at the 2014 Sochi Olympics, many felt it was too abrupt an end to a brilliant career for the 23-year-old.
Japan Times
Figure Skating / ICE TIME
Jan 12, 2016
Kim impressed after 11-year-old You wins national title
History was made in Seoul on Sunday at the South Korean national championships when 11-year-old You Young won the senior women's singles competition.
Japan Times
Figure Skating / ICE TIME
Jan 5, 2016
Higuchi in elite class with Mao after result at nationals
Lost in the glare of the spotlight that shone on Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu and his record run and the return of three-time world champ Mao Asada at the recent Japan nationals was the second-place finish of junior sensation Wakaba Higuchi.
Japan Times
Figure Skating
Dec 27, 2015
Miyahara captures second straight national title; Mao third
Satoko Miyahara wrapped up her second straight women's national title on Sunday, with three-time world champion Mao Asada finishing third in her first national championships since returning to competition this year.
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 / ICE TIME
Nov 24, 2015
Hongo's shot at Grand Prix Final in doubt
Rika Hongo jeopardized her chance to make the Grand Prix Final for the second straight year after struggling through a poor free skate at the Cup of Russia in Moscow on Saturday.
Japan Times
Figure Skating / ICE TIME
Oct 13, 2015
Honda locks up spot in JGP Final as Higuchi misses out
Figure skating can be an unforgiving sport.
Japan Times
Figure Skating / ICE TIME
Oct 2, 2015
Mihara, Shiraiwa impress in Junior Grand Prix events
Ice Time is playing catch up as the Junior Grand Prix season is well underway with five of the seven events completed. The good news is that the results have been very encouraging for the Japan junior women so far.
Japan Times
Figure Skating / ICE TIME
Mar 10, 2015
Japan juniors impress with medal haul at worlds
It was another week of great success for Japan at the recent world junior championships in Tallinn, Estonia. The Hinomaru came away with three of the six singles medals on offer thanks to Shoma Uno (gold), Sota Yamamoto (bronze) and Wakaba Higuchi (bronze).
Japan Times
Figure Skating
Mar 7, 2015
Higuchi earns bronze medal at world juniors
Wakaba Higuchi earned the bronze medal at the World Junior Figure Skating Championships on Friday night in Tallinn, Estonia.
Japan Times
Figure Skating
Mar 5, 2015
Higuchi third after short program at world juniors
Wakaba Higuchi is in third place following the short program at the World Junior Figure Skating Championships on Wednesday in Tallinn, Estonia. Higuchi received a score of 61.27 points and trails Russia's Evgenia Medvedeva (68.48) and Serafima Sakhanovich (63.09) heading into Friday's free skate.
Japan Times
Figure Skating
Dec 28, 2014
Miyahara rises to occasion, collects first national title
Satoko Miyahara captured her first major crown in the senior ranks with a clutch performance in the free skate at the All-Japan Championships at Big Hat on Sunday night.
Japan Times
Figure Skating
Dec 28, 2014
Hanyu claims third national title by impressive margin
Olympic and world champion Yuzuru Hanyu overcame a fall on the opening jump of his free skate to capture his third straight national title at the All-Japan Championships at Big Hat on Saturday night.
Japan Times
Figure Skating / ICE TIME
Dec 16, 2014
Hanyu reasserts dominance with Grand Prix Final win
Olympic and world champion Yuzuru Hanyu showed he has regained both his form and confidence with his dominating victory at the Grand Prix Final in Barcelona, Spain, on Saturday.

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