Satoko Miyahara

On Thin Ice: Figure Skating in Japan and Some Popular Japanese Skaters

Figure skating is an extremely popular sport in Japan. When the winter season comes rolling in, many people switch on their TVs to watch the skating competitions and root for their favorite skaters. Twitter is suddenly filled with various skating-related Tweets, and when the likes of Yuzuru Hanyu successfully land a quadruple axel or two,…

Meet Satoko Miyahara – One of Japan’s Most Promising Figure Skaters

Japanese’ love for ice skating helps them produce some of the most successful skaters. Having the culture of good discipline, it is no surprise many of their figure skaters top the world champions’ list. Satoko Miyahara (宮原知子) is one of the best in the country. She is the latest gold medalist of the International Figure…