- 1998 Bangkok Asian Championship Women's Singles Champion
- 2000 Representative to Sydney Olympics
- 2004 Representative to Athens Olympics
- 2005 All Japan Championship Women's Singles Champion
Dear everyone from Asian Cities, Welcome to Tokyo.I'm Kanako Yonekura, an ambassador for badminton at this time. I am very happy that the Asia Junior Sports Exchange Games 2022 will be held for the first time in three years.
This pandemic has changed our lives and values a lot. I am sure it has been hard for the players to stay motivated because they couldn't do what they wanted.
Meanwhile, at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, I was thrilled to see the athletes’ hard-work and felt the charm of sports again.
Now that I feel how peaceful and grateful it is to be able to devote myself to what I like, I also want you to enjoy it to the fullest that you can actually shuttlecock each other and meet in person.
Also, feeling the cultural differences between each other is the best part of this exchange tournament.
The way we get along beyond the language barriers always brings us smile and keeps us relaxed. We will do our best to support the players to smile and stimulate each other.
Let's take the first step that leads to each one of our dreams.