The 15-year-old JGP Final winner is less than three points behind South Korea's Minkyu Seo in the men's competition at the World Junior Championships in Taipei.
South Korea's Hyungyeom Kim wins the men's gold at the Winter Youth Olympics on home ice. Nakata rallies from 13th place after the short program.
The Junior Grand Prix Final champion, who entered the Winter Youth Olympics as the favorite, made a number of mistakes in his skate to "God Particle."
Japan has a strong record of success in figure skating at the Winter Youth Olympics. Shimada and Nakata are poised to add to the nation's medal...
After a banner year in 2023 for Japanese figure skaters, there are realistic expectations for a plethora of notable accomplishments once again in 2024.
Collecting seven medals including three golds in the junior and senior ranks in the Grand Prix Final in Beijing, Japan established a national record.
En route to victory in the Junior Grand Prix Final, Nakata was spectacular from the start, landing a beautiful quadruple toe loop on his first jump.
The 15-year-old fell on his opening triple axel in his skate to "God Particle" and "160 Bpm" in the Junior Grand Prix Final men's short program...
A day before the Grand Prix Final starts, two-time defending men's world champ Uno and Beijing Olympic silver medalist Kagiyama land their jumps at practice.
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.
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.