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Jitsugyodan Team Sites

Jitsugyodan teams are professional corporate-sponsored organizations which make up the backbone of Japanese post-collegiate distance running. Runners typically receive low-stress, low-time commitment positions within a company along with professional coaching, time off for training, medical care, housing and salary. In return they devote themselves to running for the company`s ekiden team and appearing in major marathon and track races wearing the company`s uniform.

Men`s Jitsugyodan Teams and Pro Clubs
Aichi Seiko * Aisan Kogyo * Asahi Kasei * Bel'x SupermarketsChudenko * Chugoku Denryoku * Chuo Hatsujo * Comody Iida * DeNAFujitsu * Hitachi Butsuryu * Honda * JFE Steel * JR Higashi Nihon * Kanebo * Komori Corp * Konica Minolta * Kurosaki Harima * Kyudenko * M&K * MazdaMitsubishi Juko Nagasaki * Mizuno * Monteroza * Nanyo City HallNishitetsu * Nissin Shokuhin * NTN * NTT Nishi Nihon * NTT Nishi Nihon Tokai * Omokawa * Osaka Gas * Otsuka Seiyaku * Press Kogyo * Sagawa Express * Sanyo Tokushu Seiko * Sekino * Subaru * Sumitomo DenkoSuzuki Hamamatsu * Toenec * Toyota * Toyota Boshoku * Toyota Kyushu * Yachiyo Kogyo * Yakult * Yasukawa Denki * YKK

Women`s Jitsugyodan Teams and Pro Clubs
Aichi Denki * Canon AC Kyushu * Daihatsu * Daiichi Seimei * Denso * Edion * Hasegawa * Higo GinkoHitachi * Hokuren * Japan PostJuhachi Ginko * Kagoshima Ginko * Kawamoto * Kyocera * Kyudenko * M&K * Mitsui Sumitomo Kajio * Miyazaki GinkoMizuno * Niigata Albirex * Noritz * Otsuka Seiyaku * Panasonic * Route Inn HotelsSekisui Kagaku * Shimamura * Shiseido * Starts * Suzuki Hamamatsu * Sysmex * Tenmaya * Toto * Toyota Jidoshokki * Uniqlo * Universal Entertainment * Wacoal * Yamada Denki * Yutaka Giken

Comments

RunFar Arizona said…
Do you have any idea where a person in the States can purchase some of the team gear (singlets, etc.)?
Brett Larner said…
Hmmn, pretty difficult. It would probably require a contact at one of the companies. Is there a particular team you are interested in?
chris said…
how could i join a team?
Anonymous said…
I think this is where the US needs to start taking its distance running. Having big corporate sponsors to back elite runners up could really turn US running around.
Anonymous said…
Dear sir,

I am writting this message looking for informations about the opportunity tro coach or mannage in japan.


I am a Moroccan athlete living and practicing atheletics for more than 20 years.

I used to run in japan between 1998 and 2004 ( dai ichi university track and field; and yaskawa team)

Thanks in advance for your kind assistance.

yours faithfully

mohamed afaadas
E mail: afaadass@hotmail.com

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