Graham scored 83.05 in the six-man Super Final, to just finish behind runner-up, Canadian great Mikael Kingsbury, and winner Bradley Wilson, of the United States.
The result sees Graham remain in second place on the World Cup standings behind Kingsbury.
Following the final, Graham reflected on another great event.
“I am happy to come away with another podium; I felt like I skied really well today for the most part,” Graham said.
I made a slight error into the bottom air in my Super Final, so I am a little disappointed with that, because the rest of my run was really good and I could have been one or two steps higher, but you live and learn,” Graham added.
Head Coach Steve Desovich was full of praise for the 21 year old Sochi Olympian.
“Matt had a superb day going today, with a marked performance increase in this morning’s training and qualification runs,” Desovich said.
“Matt had an excellent performance going into the Super Final, but then encountered a mishap going into the bottom jump which prevented him from a complete performance.”
“With time and diligence, I foresee Matt ultimately mastering three consecutive competition runs. It is rewarding to see him reap the benefits of all his hard work,” Desovich added.
IMAGE: Men's podium on day one in Japan featuring Matt Graham (right) © FIS