Kenichi Ueno (or Ken`ichi Ueno; 上野健一) was a Japanese speedcuber. In 1981 he won the Japanese Cubing Championship, and finished fifth in the World Championship in 1982.
Kenichi Ueno came from Tomakomai (near Sapporo City). The Japanese Championship involving "more than 100 veteran cubists" took place in Tokyo, October 11, 1981. Kenichi Ueno, then an 18-year-old student, won the Japanese title in the adult division by "putting three cubes in order in 2 minutes, 8.1 seconds". He said afterwards: "I average 26 seconds when I use my cube, and I think I'll be pretty competitive at the world championships."
At the first World Rubik's Cube Championship 1982 in Budapest (5 June) he finished in fifth place with a best time (in round 3) of 24.91 seconds. David Singmaster reports that he used a Corners First method.