Jack Gallagher, The Japan Times

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Past articles by Jack:

Daisuke Takahashi a good fit for ice dance

Just 15 months after shocking the skating world with his return after a four-year retirement, Daisuke Takahashi has done it again. Last week the 2010 world → Read More

Hanyu set for season debut in Canada

Two-time Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu is set to make his season debut at the Autumn Classic International in Oakville, Ontario, this week. This will be an → Read More

The story behind Shoma Uno not teaming up with Eteri Tutberidze

World and Olympic silver medalist Shoma Uno, who recently returned from a one-month training stint in Russia with renowned coach Eteri Tutberidze, did not → Read More

Mao Asada: Magnetism, artistry on ice defined an era

This is the 13th in a series on influential figures in the Heisei Era, which began in 1989 and will end when Emperor Akihito abdicates on April 30. In Heis → Read More

Yuzuru Hanyu tops best efforts by Japan skaters this season

With the long season now over, Ice Time has collated a top 10 list of the best performances by Japanese skaters during the 2018-19 campaign. The list place → Read More

Rafael Arutunian says he never felt Yuzuru Hanyu was unbeatable

In the days following the world championships it is always interesting to hear the various takeaways that those in the skating community have. One of note → Read More

Alina Zagitova takes big lead over Kaori Sakamoto at world championships

Olympic champion Alina Zagitova took a commanding lead after the short program at the world championships on Wednesday night. The 16-year-old Russian earne → Read More

Rising choreographer Benoit Richaud says Kaori Sakamoto in good form ahead of worlds

Following a disappointing fourth-place finish at last month's Four Continents Championships in California, Japan champion Kaori Sakamoto didn't dwell on he → Read More

Takahiko Kozuka aiming to enrich skating

When a skater's career comes to an end, they are often faced with a difficult choice about how to proceed with their life. Some want nothing more to do wit → Read More

Kaori Sakamoto's ascension no surprise to gifted choreographer Benoit Richaud

Kaori Sakamoto was impressive in victory at the Japan nationals on Sunday, rising to the occasion on the biggest domestic stage of the year. That the 18-ye → Read More

Rika Kihira now the favorite for world title

Rika Kihira's super season continued over the weekend with a decisive victory at the Grand Prix Final in Vancouver, British Columbia. The young star dethro → Read More

Moved by Hanyu: A fan's story of love for the skating legend

Two-time Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu's impact on the Japanese public during his career has been profound. This is irrefutable. One fact many Japanese ska → Read More

Rika Kihira will require full arsenal to win Grand Prix Final

Rika Kihira staked her claim as Japan's biggest female skating star with a victory at the Internationaux de France in Grenoble on Saturday night. The trium → Read More

Hanyu's health a paramount concern

When a country takes the gold and bronze medals in the same discipline at a Grand Prix it would usually be considered a successful weekend. The joy for Jap → Read More

Satoko Miyahara, Kaori Sakamoto off to great starts in GP series

Satoko Miyahara and Kaori Sakamoto started the senior Grand Prix season off with a bang on Sunday, finishing 1-2 at Skate America in Everett, Washington. T → Read More

Daisuke Takahashi shows heart of champion in return to competitive skating

The jumps need to be a little higher and the spins a bit faster, but the return to competition after a four-year absence of 2010 world champion Daisuke Tak → Read More

Shoma Uno, Satoko Miyahara score big victories in season debuts

World and Olympic silver medalist Shoma Uno and world bronze medalist Satoko Miyahara began their seasons with victories in decisive fashion at the Lombard → Read More

Yuto Kishina battles hard to earn first JGP medal of career

Yuto Kishina kept Japan's medal streak alive in the Junior Grand Prix this season by bringing home the bronze at the Lithuania JGP in Kaunas on Saturday. K → Read More

Choreography legend David Wilson a man in demand

Sometimes in life we encounter a person who is a veritable force of nature. Dynamic, honest, emotional. The kind of individual that stops you in your track → Read More

Moa Iwano relishing chance to work with Daisuke Takahashi

One of the realities of life is that luck plays a part in it for just about everybody. Moa Iwano is no different. The 14-year-old junior skater from Kobe t → Read More