"I was satisfied with our third-place finish after the short program," 20-year-old Takahashi said. "We were still third after the free skate. I was happiest when we celebrated with hugs."
After the short program on March 28, the pair scored 124.32 points in the free program for a total of 189.69.
Because Tran is a Canadian, the pair cannot represent Japan at the 2014 Sochi Olympics unless the 21-year-old obtains Japanese citizenship.