Born in Kanagawa, Japan in 2001 Takeru has been snowboarding since he was 7. He’s been making some noise on the F.I.S. circuit since he was 14. Now with a World Rookie Tour championship under his belt and the backing of industry giant Burton, this kid is destined for greatness.

At 16, this kid is ready to take on the world. Our guess is that he will not only make the Japanese Olympic team, but he will be pushing the Canadian big 3 for a spot on the slopestyle podium. With the triple underflip, 1260° and super tech rails dialed, Takeru will be looking to add that extra rotation for next years games. Look out!

Till then, enjoy his “self-introduction” filmed in Colorado and Australia by Naoki Utsumi in 2016.

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