Winter Youth Olympic Games champion Yuma Kagiyama leads the men's competition at the International Skating Union (ISU) World Junior Figure Skating Championships in Tallinn.
The 16-year-old scored 85.82 points in the men's short programme at the Tondiraba Ice Hall in the Estonian capital.
He continues to impress after earning gold for Japan at January's Winter Youth Olympics in Lausanne, having also acted as a flag bearer during the Opening Ceremony.
Andrei Mozalev of Russia finished just behind Kagiyama on 84.31, while Andrew Torgashev of the United States ended up in third on 81.50.
Competition in the men's division will continue on Friday (March 6), when the winner is set to crowned.
The ice dance rhythm dance and junior pair free skating is scheduled to take place tomorrow.