RELEASE DATE: 2013.08.22
ASICS President CEO: Oyama commented:
“We at ASICS Corporation are thrilled with baseball player: Ichiro Suzuki’s achievement of 4,000 hits during his career both in Japan and the US. Twenty straight years of 200 hits is a mark of the skills and conditioning of a top athlete, and we are in deep admiration.
Ichiro has served as an adviser to ASICS on athletic shoes since 1995. This season, Ichiro has been using the most lightweight spikes we’ve ever had in baseball, each weighing approximately 230 grams. We are extremely proud that Ichiro has been satisfied with our spikes and that ASICS has been able to support Ichiro in his quest.
ASICS will continue to value our close relationship and support Ichiro as he performs to his fullest. We will cheer on Ichiro and put even more effort into ASICS Baseball, our new line of baseball goods begun in full this year. “
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ASICS Public Relations Team
TEL. 81-78-303-2255 (Kobe) TEL. 81-3-6419-1504 (Tokyo)