The Hinomaru's talent, depth and track record of success this season raise expectations for impressive overall showings in the two Grand Prix Finals in Italy.
With exceptional performances in the Junior Grand Prix campaign and a stellar start to the senior events, Japanese figure skating is enjoying a banner season.
Sakamoto outscored Isabeau Levito and Amber Glenn for a successful start to her season. Japanese compatriot Kao Miura earned the silver in the men's event.
The 22-year-old Yamamoto landed three clean quadruple jumps and five triples en route to victory in Japan’s biggest summer competition.
Without Yuzuru Hanyu, Nathan Chen and suspended Russian skaters, the 2022-23 Grand Prix season will have a different vibe.
After numerous struggles in recent years, Tsuboi’s renaissance began this season with a second-place showing behind Kao Miura at the Japan juniors.
It was a solid performance for Tsuboi, who has struggled with results the past few seasons.
Kao Miura, one of the favorites entering the competition, struggled mightily and fell out of contention with a 20th-place showing in the men’s short program.
Daisuke Takahashi and Mao Asada were the first two skaters to sweep both singles titles for Japan, doing so at the 2010 world championships.
After collecting five medals at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Paralympics, the Japan delegation captain puts herself on course to replicate that sterling achievement on the ski...
Twenty years after leaving the Salt Lake City Games without a single figure skating medal, Japan captured half of the singles medals in Beijing through Yuma...
Mai Mihara claimed the Four Continents women’s title for the second time, while Kazuki Tomono placed second in the men’s event. Hana Yoshida and Tatsuya Tsuboi...