US figure skating champion Ashley Wagner and Japan's Takahito Mura lit up the Paris-Bercy arena on their way to gold in the Trophee Bompard here on Saturday.
Mura, 21, claimed his first senior medal when he surged to gold in the men's event ahead of US champion Jeremy Abbott with France's Florent Amodio moving up from seventh after the short programme to take the bronze.
Despite popping a triple flip jump and getting a one-point time deduction for his "Shogun" routine, Mura scored 230.68 overall, as overnight leader Abbott's back problems restricted his jumps but he took silver with 227.63.
Singaporean chef Li Kwok Wing has trumped nine other chefs from around the world to clinch the gold medal in the finals of the inaugural Washoku World Challenge held in Tokyo on Sunday. (Straits Times )
Tokyo Metropolitan Police in November announced the bust of a studio for allowing photography of school girls in seductive poses. According to Shukan Jitsuwa (Dec. 19), the trade in illicit private photography is varied, with office ladies among those in the biz. (Tokyo Reporter)
Kanagawa prefectural police said Friday they have arrested four individuals in Ebina, in connection with a robbery case in which a pregnant woman on her way home was struck in the face and robbed of approximately 100,000 yen in cash. (Japan Today )