Haruka Ayase along with Shigeyuki Kojima, a representative of Japan in track and field at the Sydney Olympics, visited the ASICS Sports plant research facility with the Track and Field Clubs from the Osaka Civic Sakuyakonohana Junior High School and the Ono Civic Junior High School. First, according to Mr. Kojima’s instruction, Ms. Ayase did training with the kids. And, then Ms. Ayase and Mr. Kojima ran in a relay as anchors! The junior athletes that aim to represent Japan, were brimming with energy and had fun running.
The also got to film the research scene in LUMIX. The photos they took were displayed in a panel and enjoyed by everyone after the after the competition.
All the photos showed the vibrancy and power of sports, and clearly conveyed the joy of running.
Filmed: March, 2016 in Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture