Her name means cherry blossom.
Sakura and Mei go to Satellite with Akiza. Here they bump into Yusei Fudo. When Mei comments that Yusei's Duel Runner looks worn-out, Sakura tells her that she is being rude, but calls it "rugged", after struggling to find a nicer term. Mei and Sakura are both shocked when Akiza challenges Yusei to a One-Shot Run. Although Akiza wins, they are surprised to see that Yusei breaks one of her crests.
When Akiza announces that they are returning to the city, Sakura is confused as to why Akiza didn't ask Yusei about Jack. Akiza explains that she touched Yusei's Sense, which was enough to tell her what kind of Turbo Duel he had with Jack.