After the second round of the 2012 Nishijin Ladies Classic, Maiko Wakabayashi and Esther Lee share the lead at 4-under. Maiko had a rollercoaster 2-under 2nd round, with 5 birdies and 3 bogeys, including a lead-killing bogey on the par 5 18th. First round leader Lee was able to hang on to a share of the lead with a 2 bogey, 1 birdie round. The round of the day went to Kumiko Kaneda, whose 6-under round vaulted her into a tie for fourth. Also sitting in that 4-way tie for the quaternary position is fan favorite Chie Arimura, looking for her first win of the season.