Takahiko Kozuka won the men's event with teammates Yuzuru Hanyu and Tatsuki Machida finishing second and third, respectively.
A downgraded quad toe as his only notable mistake, Kozuka won the free skate segment with 166.12 points and finished the event nearly eight points ahead of his competitors with a combined score of 251.44 points.
The rest of the field couldn't keep pace, including Hanyu, who led after the short program with a world-record score of 95.07 points.
Hanyu placed third in the free skate, but held onto the silver medal after a 10-point lead following yesterday's short program. He finished the event with 229.95 points.
Machida settled for bronze, despite finishing second in the free skate segment. Although he fell on his quad, Machida completed eight triple jumps, including two triple Axels.
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|May 24||Tokyo cops bust casino in Shibuya|
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|May 23||Osaka court accepts losing horse racing bets as expenses|
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|May 23||Youth arrested for hitting 16-year-old girl with baseball bat|
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|May 22||X Japan waxes lyrical at Madame Tussauds debut|
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|May 22||Transport ministry to unify rules for baby strollers on buses, trains|
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|May 21||Tokyo broker for Thai hostesses busted for wrongful employment|
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|May 21||Claim filed against Yamaguchi-gumi top bosses for arson death in Nagoya|
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