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 erstwhile 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 Yo-yo: Fireball

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 2015 Las Vegas Open Yoyo Championship 2A