On October 7 at Saitama Super Arena, this year’s Japan Open took place. Team Japan, consisting of Shoma Uno, Nobunari Oda, Mai Mihara, and Marin Honda, took second place at the event, after having won the event for two consecutive years. Team Japan finished with a score of 614.93, compared to Team Europe’s score of 615.35 and Team North America’s score of 572.95.
In the men’s competition, Shoma Uno came in third with a score of 175.45, 3.01 points behind American Nathan Chen. Nobunari Oda followed Shoma in fourth place, with a score of 158.24.
In the women’s competition, Mai Mihara came in second with a score of 147.83, 4.25 points behind Russia’s Evgenia Medvedeva. Marin Honda came in fifth place with a score of 133.41, 1.28 points behind American Mirai Nagasu.
After the Japan Open, the exhibition program Carnival on Ice was held. In addition to Team Japan, Daisuke Takahashi, Tatsuki Machida, Akiko Suzuki, Kanako Murakami, Kana Muramoto & Chris Reed, and Narumi Takahashi & Ryo Shibata were featured as special guests.