- Umehara participating Taito Station 20th anniversary event
- Date: May 19
- Time: 14:00
- Stream: Here
- Guest: Nuki, Kokujin, R (the commentator), Bon-chan
- Famitsu now posted a report of this event here.
- Umehara answered questions from fans.
- He chose tea color (Ryu) because other good players already have their own color.
- He chose Laputa (Castle in the Sky) over Nausicaa (of the Valley of the Wind). He actually watched both anime. (Beast Note: They're 26-28 year old classic anime.)
- TOPANGA League match against Mago: He aimed to use Hurricane Kick Fei Long's FADC.
- One game, one player, for living in an isolated island: SF2X and a Guile player. He likes fighting Guile.
- Chosen as SF3 teammate by Haitani: He confirmed the story that Momochi said. He added that he didn't want to compete because he stopped playing and he only good at fighting Yun. He said (joked?) that he cheered on Nuki to win Haitani so he won't have to go.
Exhibition Match (First to 7)
Bon-chan 3-7 Umehara
- 1-2 *intense
- They gave away Umehara's book "Willpower to Keep Winning" with autograph to the attendees by raffle.
- They had two surprise birthday cakes for Umehara, one from the game center and one from Kokujin.
- The female staff who brought out the cake in the picture below is TOPANGA's Negi.
- Umehara gave away a piece of cake to the attendees who won him at rock-paper-scissors.
- A little girl, an Umehara fan, gave him birthday present. Umehara gave her his cake.