Yu Nakajima

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Yu Nakajima
Yu Nakajima
Background Information
Alias(es): Nakaji
Country: Japan
Born: 15 February 1991 (age 27)
Years Active: 2006-2008, 2010-present
WCA ID: 2007NAKA03
Claim to Fame: 3x3 and 5x5 WRs

Yu Nakajima (中島悠), commonly known as Nakaji, or more often Nakajima in the west, is a Japanese speedcuber. He won 3x3 Speedsolve at World Championship 2007 in Budapest, Hungary. He held the world record for 3x3 single and average in 2008.

He uses his left hand for OH.

Nakaji currently works for the Japanese puzzle company Tribox, owned by Takafumi Haseda.


Although Yu Nakajima likes to be called Nakaji by the Japanese cubers, the English-speaking community usually calls him Nakajima. Nakajima's meteoric rise attracted a large number of fans. Since he went on a hiatus from cubing at his peak, many cubers wanted to see his return. Numerous posts on the Speedsolving Forums discussed his possible return, as inferred from the occasional videos he posted on YouTube.


World Titles
Preceded by
Jean Pons
3x3 Speedsolve World Champion
Succeeded by
Breandan Vallance
World Records
Preceded by
Edouard Chambon
February 23, 2008
3x3 Speedsolve Average
11.33; 11.33
May 5, 2008; May 29, 2008
Succeeded by
Erik Akkersdijk
February 21, 2009

See also

External links

World Record videos (incomplete)