|Marital Status: Single||Resides In: Osaka, JPN|
|Participant since: 1993||Age: 28|
|Competitor since: 2005||Height: 5'5"|
|Nickname(s): TAKA||Weight: 138 lbs|
The only Japanese Moto X competitor to medal at XG, Japan's Higashino earned bronze in Best Trick in 2010 for the double seat grab backflip Indy air. After moving to the States in 2006 to focus full-time on his motocross career, Taka has become a fixture on the freestyle scene. An impressive performance at XG 2011 saw Taka finish 4th in both Freestyle and Best Trick. He'll compete in both again in 2012.
Andre Villa, Taka Higashino, Remi Bizouard, Blake Williams and Edgar Torronteras soar over MonacoStory | Nov 26, 2012
Adam Jones wins Dew Tour's Triple Threat FMX event in San FranciscoStory | Oct 18, 2012