28 Aug North Japan Yo-Yo Contest – Hirotaka Akiba takes 2nd place!
In the North Japan Yo-Yo Contest (NJ) 1A division held on August 22, Hirotaka Akiba of Team YYR took second place.
NJ in this year was postponed due to the corona crisis, but as usual, the 1A category was a high-level affair.
Akiba also showed world class play in this contest.
Not only did he show off his signature chopstick tricks, but he also wowed the audience with his playful, music-inspired composition.
Although he didn’t come close to winning the championship, He will be looking for back-to-back championships at Japan National Yoyo Contest.