The 21-year-old American-born Hiwatashi is working hard to prepare for the upcoming figure skating season as he pursues his dream of competing at the Olympics.
The organizers went to extraordinary measures to ensure the safety of the skaters and fans in Osaka.
Chen holds a slight lead over his top rival, while Russia is in first place after the first day of competition.
The top rivalry in men's skating returns to the spotlight as Hanyu will seek to end Chen’s victory streak and establish himself as the favorite heading...
Hatakawa, who began skating at age 6, has used her admiration for Japanese stars Yuzuru Hanyu and Shoma Uno as inspiration over the years.
The five-time defending U.S. men's champion is eager to compete against the Japanese skating superstar at the 2022 Beijing Olympics.