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Takatsuki City Akari Akune from Takatsuki City reports to the mayor about her participation in the world baton twirling competition.

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Akari Akune from Takatsuki City reports to the mayor about her participation in the world baton twirling competition.
Selected to represent Japan in the 2024 IBTF World Freestyle Women’s Junior Division
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On Thursday, July 4, 2020, Akari Akune, a native and resident of Takatsuki City, visited Takatsuki City Hall and will represent Japan in the women’s junior division of the world baton twirling competition to be held in Sweden in August. We reported this to Mayor Takeshi Hamada.
[Image: https://prtimes.jp/i/118013/379/resize/d118013-379-5fd4fdb8954f901a9c05-0.jpg&s3=118013-379-98d31ea6b1b9b3eb941e3cf99da1012f-1000×743.jpg] Akune is a first-year high school student from Takatsuki City. Having loved singing and dancing since childhood, I started attending baton twirling classes in the first grade of elementary school, and so far, I have won 4th place in the junior women’s category at the 2023 IBIF World Baton Twirling Championships, and on March 24th of this year. They have achieved great results, including winning first place at the 5th All Japan Baton Twirling Junior Championship Dance Twirl U-15 held in . This time, she participated in the Japan representative selection event held in Aichi Prefecture on March 22nd, and as a result of her performance that utilized her specialty expressiveness, she was selected to represent Japan in the women’s junior freestyle event. As a representative of Japan, it has been decided that she will participate in the 2024 IBTF World Freestyle Rhythmic Twirling Championships Women’s Junior Division to be held in Sweden in August, making this her second consecutive year of participation in the world championship. Mr. Akune, who visited the city hall on that day, said, “As a result of practicing differently than usual, I was able to dance perfectly on the day of the competition, so I was happy. I will do my best in the competition as well.” Mayor Hamada said,
“Congratulations! Please do your best at the world championships,” he encouraged them.
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