After a banner year in 2023 for Japanese figure skaters, there are realistic expectations for a plethora of notable accomplishments once again in 2024.
Superstars Uno and Sakamoto delivered the expected results at the Japan Championships. In addition, rising stars Chiba and Uezono shined in Nagano.
Kobe native Sakamoto triumphed for the third straight year at the Japan Championships as she exhibited her superior skating skills in the runaway victory.
Taking the ice knowing he had to produce something solid in his free skate to seal the win at the Japan Championships, Uno did that with...
Sakamoto executed all of her elements with excellent technique and flair at the Japan Championships on a night that saw errors by many of her competitors.
Opening with his patented quadruple flip at the Japan Championships in Nagano, Uno delivered a stellar performance to build a commanding lead.
A day before the start of the Japan Championships, Shoma Uno ran through his short program and looked sharp while landing all of his jumps without...
Though the focus will be on Uno and Kaori Sakamoto, the Japan Championships will also determine which skaters will represent Japan at the world championships.
Shoma Uno appears to be upset that his training partner Koshiro Shimada, who finished second behind him at the Japan Championships, was not selected for the...
After early hiccups, Shoma Uno regained his form and completed the rest of his free skate without incident. He earned his first national title since 2019.
The 22-year-old world champion, who won her previous national titles in 2018 and 2021, lands six clean triples and triumphs by more than 13 points.
All of Shoma Uno's expected challengers encountered problems of one type or another in their programs, resulting in his significant lead.