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Before the Oklahoma City Thunder opened their 2018-19 NBA season, cheerleader Kei Hirata returned to Japan for a short vacation. The trip, of course, gave her a chance to visit family and friends.

It also included a fun opportunity to pass on her knowledge and love of dancing to Japanese cheerleaders. On Sunday, Hirata visited Akita for a dance clinic, which was sponsored by the B. League’s Akita Northern Happinets. Forty-one individuals, ranging in age from 5 to adult, attended the event.

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