SADOHARA, Japan (AP) _ Aki Takamura shot a 5-under-par 67 to take a two-stroke lead Friday after the second round of the $550,000 Japan LPGA Tour Championship.

Takamura had five birdies to rise from sixth place into sole possession of first with at 6-under 138.

Junko Yasui, who led by one stroke after the first round, fell two shots behind after a 72. Kyoko Ono is three strokes back after a 70.