Takaoka is a J1 League Best XI 'keeper who helped win the J1 League Championship with Yokohama in 2022, making 86 appearances for the club since joining in 2020. He has yet to earn an international appearance for Japan, however.

At 26 years old, Takaoka represents a more seasoned option between the sticks for the Whitecaps, who currently boast 23-year-old Canadian goalkeeper Thomas Hasal as their natural starter for 2023, alongside 21-year-old back up Isaac Boehmer.