September 23, 2016

Shuhei Kanai


Shuhei started yo-yo in 1997. He retired from contests for a time, after winning the Asia Pacific Yo Yo Championship 2008. However Shuhei regained his passion again in 2011, because former rivals became world champions. Now, he is  once again active at the forefront of competitions.

Date of Birth: 12/17/1984

Hometown: Tokyo, Japan

Favorite Competition Yo-yos: Fireball and Raider

Favorite Show Yo-Yo:  Spectrum

Favorite Style of Play: Double hand looping play

What is it about yoyoing that you enjoy the most?
Competing with rivals

Other Hobbies: Rolling around in bed

Favorite food: Ramen


  • 1st Place in the Asia Pacific Yo-Yo Championship 2008 2A
  • 1st Place in the 2011 East Japan Yo-Yo Contest 2A
  • 3rd Place in the 2011 Japan National Yo-Yo Contest
  • 1st Place in the 2012 East Japan Yo-Yo Contest A-Block 2A
  • 1st Place in the 2013 East Japan Yo-Yo Contest B-Block 2A
  • 1st Place in the 2014 South Japan Yo-Yo Contest 2A
  • 5th Place in the 2014 World Yo-Yo Contest 2A
  • 1st Place in the 2015 West Japan Yo-Yo Contest 2A
  • 1st Place in the 2015 Las Vegas Open Yo-Yo Championship 2A
  • 1st Place in the 2016 North Japan Yo-Yo Contest 2A
  • 4th Place in the 2016 World Yo-Yo Contest 2A
  • 1st Place in the 2017 Central Japan Yo-Yo Contest 2A