What’s Sakura Tempesta?

We are a FRC team that mainly conists of junior high school and senior high school students in Chiba, Japan.

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Our current team captain, Kanon, was a former member of FRC Team 2500 Herobotics from MInneapolis, Minnesota and started SAKURA Tempesta in her hometown, Chiba, Japan, because she wanted to keep being involved in FRC after she came back to Japan.

2018 is the first year for us to involve in FRC, but we always try to do our best with great support provided by our great mentors and wonderful sponsors!

Team Captain

Kanon Nakajima 

Hi! I’m Kanon! I actually had no knowledge about robotics or engineering until I joined FRC Team 2500 Herobotics when I was an exchange student there because there barely were opportunities to learn about them in my high school in Japan. At first, I did not join the team because I was fond of robotics, but through working with them, I was very inspired and now I really like robotics! I was very sad when I needed to come back to Japan, but some mentors and memebers of Herobotics encouraged me to start a FRC team in Japan! With support provided by them, I was able to start the third FRC team in Japan!

Sometimes, people see engineering as brain surgery subject to learn though they don’t actually know about them. In Japan, it is very difficult to get opportunities to learn them at normal high schools and if you’re a high school student, you can only learn them at schools which are specialized in teaching them.

Luckily, more than 50% of our team is female. So we are hoping to encourage many people especially young women and high schoolers to learn or to be interested in engineering by offering information of us working in FRC, many outreach events and opportunities for them to join our workshops!

Most of our memebers did not have knowledge about robotics, but we are doing our best to develop to the level that we are able to make robots with great support provided by our mentors and our wonderful partners!

I really hope that we can make it to the championship!



We build our robot in 6-week-long building season that starts from the beginning of January every year. In off-season, we have workshops and join some outreach events. Also, we do crowdfunding and visit our sponsors all year around so that we can join the competitions. Unfortunately, there is no regional in Japan, so we join Hawaii regional in March.


 2017 10/12: Kit and Kickoff regisration opens.
2018 11/19: Kit and Kickoff regisration closes.

2019 1/5: Kickoff

2/19: Stop build day

3/13~4/6: regionals

4/24~4/27: FIRST Championship in Detroit (if qualified)

Team Mission

– We provide more children and whoever is interested in engineering with opportunities to learn it for free, no matter under what circumstances they are.

-By participating in FRC, we would like to encourage many people especially young women, highschoolars and children to be more interested in STEM and make the future that anyone can improve their skills in STEM.

– We would like to increase the number of  FRC Teams in Japan and by inviting many Teams from Asian countries such as Taiwan, South Korea and China, we would like to invite a FRC Regional to Japan.


Want to be a member/mentor?

We always seek people who are interested and want to help us in some way.

We are willing to have you in our team as a member, a mentor and so on!

Please contact us through the email below!↓


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Team Video

Robot Reveal Video