Human Resources/Promotion of Work-Life Balance

Supporting Athletes

The Sanwa Group contributes to the promotion of sports and the prosperity of society through its support of athletes in various kinds of sports.

Activities of Employee Athletes

Ryo Chikatani

Born in Toyama Prefecture on April 17, 1992. Started cycling career in the second grade of middle school. Joined Sanwa Shutter Corporation in April 2015. Expected to participate in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Competition Results

Month & Year Competition Result
December 2017 2017-18 UCI Track World Cup Round 4 4km Group Pursuit
Second place
(Japan National Record)
May 2017 86th All Japan National Cycling Championship
4km Individual Pursuit
30km Madison
First place
First place
February 2017 37th Asian Cycling Championship
4km Group Pursuit
4km Individual Pursuit
Third place
Fourth place
April 2016 85th All Japan National Cycling Championship 4km Individual Pursuit
First place
(Japan National Record)
January 2016 36th Asian Cycling Championship 4km Group Pursuit
Second place
February 2015 35th Asian Cycling Championship
4km Group Pursuit
4km Individual Pursuit
Second place
Third place
Focus

Mr. Chikatani won the 4km Individual Pursuit and the 30km Madison at the 86th All Japan National Cycling Championship.

He won the 4km Individual Pursuit and the 30km Madison at the 86th All Japan National Cycling Championship held in Kurobe, Miyagi Prefecture. He has won the 4km Individual Pursuit two years in a row.


Miho Arikawa

Born in Aichi Prefecture on November 29, 1990. Started her wheelchair basketball career in the second grade of middle school and joined the club team named "Brilliant Cats." Joined Sanwa Shutter Corporation in July 2017. Expected to participate in the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics.

Competition Results (Japan National Team)

Month & Year Competition Result
February 2016 2016 International Women's Wheelchair Basketball Friendship Games Osaka Fourth place
October 2014 2014 Asian Para-Games in Incheon Second place
August 2014 2014 International Women's Wheelchair Basketball Games Ninth place
November 2013 2014 International Women's Wheelchair Basketball Games AOZ Primary Games Third place
February 2013 2013 International Woman's Wheelchair Basketball Friendship Games Osaka Second place
Focus

"Brilliant Cats won 3rd Place for Nippon Seimei WOMEN'S CHAMPIONSHIP 2017"

Brilliant Cats, the team that Ms. Arikawa is belonging to, won 3rd place for the Nippon Seimei WOMEN'S CHAMPIONSHIP 2017 (The 28th women's National wheelchair basketball championship.) held at Kobe-city in July 15 and 16 2017.

Activities of Sponsored Athletes

Serena Aoki

Born in Gunma Prefecture on February 8, 1993. Started professional golf career in 2011. Entered into sponsor contract with Sanwa Shutter Corporation in March 2015.

Competition Results

Month & Year Competition Result
Oct 2017 Hisako Higuchi Mitsubishi Electric Ladies Golf Tournament Tie for 6th
Sep 2017 Miyagi TV Cup Dunlop Women's open Tournament Tie for 6th
June 2017 Yonnex Ladies Tournament First place
May 2017 Resort Trust Ladies Tie for 7th
March 2017 Yokohama Tire Golf Tournament PRGR Lady's Cup Tie for 5th
August 2016 NEC Karuizawa 72 Golf Tournament Tie for 5th
June 2016 Suntory Ladies Open Golf Tournament Tie for 2nd
Focus

Serena Aoki won first place at the 2017 Yonnex Ladies Tournament, her first professional victory.

She started the last day of the tournament in 13th place, four strokes behind the leader. She took the lead on the 16th hole and finished play with a birdie on the 18th hole, two strokes ahead of the second-place finisher. Her score was four under par with six birdies and no bogeys on the last day of play. This was the first professional victory in her seven year professional career.

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