With a victory in Shiga Prefecture, world junior champion Mao Shimada would become the third three-time women's winner at the Japan Junior Championships.
Aiming to repeat as JGP Final champ, Mao Shimada booked a spot in the prestigious event with a strong performance in the Armenian capital.
After finishing runner-up in Istanbul in early September, Rena Uezono secured the victory in Gdansk with a stellar performance in her free skate.
Rena Uezono earned a runner-up finish in her Junior Grand Prix debut, while compatriots Rio Nakata and Daiya Ebihara were second and third in the men's...
In the season-opening Junior Grand Prix in the Thai capital, Nakai and Nakata both achieved narrow victories over the second-place finishers.
Ami Nakai, Mone Chiba, Koshiro Shimada, Sena Miyake and Takeru Kataise are scheduled to skate in the senior competitions at the Coupe du Printemps.
In becoming the sixth Japanese man to claim the world junior title, Kao Miura beats runner-up Naoki Rossi of Switzerland by 44 points in Calgary.
Seizing the moment, Mao Shimada had a stunning performance highlighted by a triple axel, a quadruple toe loop and a total of eight clean triple jumps.
The rising star earns a season-best 71.78 points and sits ahead of Jia Shin by less than a point at the World Junior Championships. Ami Nakai...
Shimada, the women's title favorite at the World Junior Championships, looked especially fluid as she skated to her short program of "Lion King."
Led by the talented young skating stars, Japan has a chance to claim the men's and women's titles at the World Junior Championships for the third...
Shimada outscores Ikura Kushida and Ami Nakai in Nagano to add the Japan Junior High School Championships crown to her glistening collection.