Japanese skating stars Uno and Kagiyama target strong performances at the NHK Trophy in the run-up to December's GP Final in Beijing.
Despite a shaky performance in her free skate, Kaori Sakamoto achieved her goal of advancing to the Grand Prix Final for the second straight season.
The top scorer on the Junior Grand Prix circuit this season, Mao Shimada rises to the occasion in the free skate after a disappointing short program.
At the Japan Junior Championships, the top four women's skaters are separated by less than three points. Two-time reigning champ Mao Shimada is fourth.
Figure skating legend Yuzuru Hanyu, a two-time Olympic gold medalist, revealed on social media that he and his wife of three months are splitting up.
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.
Competing in just her second senior Grand Prix, Hana Yoshida vaulted from third place after the short program to take the gold with a strong free...
In France, following a stellar performance in the short program, Yuma Kagiyama weathered a few jump issues in his free skate but held on to make...
Along with Sakamoto and Yamamoto claiming Skate Canada victories, Rino Matsuike was third in the women's event and Kao Miura was the men's runner-up.
With a solid showing at Skate America, Sato will be in the running to qualify for December's Grand Prix Final for the second straight year.
Mana Kawabe, Hana Yoshida and Mone Chiba are Japan's Skate America women's entrants. Shun Sato, Tatsuya Tsuboi and Nozomu Yoshioka are the men's entrants.
Aiming to repeat as JGP Final champ, Mao Shimada booked a spot in the prestigious event with a strong performance in the Armenian capital.