Yoshiko Yonekura

Yoshiko Yonekura (米倉 よし子, Yonekura Yoshiko, later, Yoshiko Tago) is a retired female badminton player of Japan who won Japanese national and international titles in the late 1970s and the 1980s. She is the mother of badminton player Kenichi Tago.


In 1980 she won women's singles at the Danish Open,[1] women's singles and doubles at the Swedish Open, and a bronze medal at the 1980 IBF World Championships in women's doubles with Atsuko Tokuda. She was a member of world champion Japanese Uber Cup (women's international) teams in 1978 and in 1981.[2] She was also the champion at 1979 Badminton World Cup in women's doubles category with partner Emiko Ueno.


  1. ^ David Eddy, "Danish Open Championships: England Fly The Flag," Badminton, May 1980, 14, 15.
  2. ^ Pat Davis,The Guinness Book of Badminton (Enfield, Middlesex, England: Guinness Superlatives Ltd., 1983) 135, 136.