Succeed in career with sports

ANA utilized the Athlete Navigation System, a system for promoting employment of athletes, established by the Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC), to recruit its employees and support their athletic activities to the future.

Introducing ANA athnavi employees

Joined in 2014

HAYATE MATSUBARA

HAYATE MATSUBARA

Joined in 2014

HAYATE MATSUBARA

Genre/Style
Swimming/Backstroke
Date of birth
December 9, 1991
Place of birth
Nara Prefecture

Major records

2012
Intercollege Swimming Championship 100m/200m Backstroke 1st Place
World Cup (Russia/Germany) 200m Backstroke 2nd Place
2013
Japan Swimming Federation Championship 200m Backstroke 3rd Place
XXVII Summer Universiade (Russia) 200m Backstroke 4th Place
2014
Japan Swimming Federation Championship 200m Backstroke 4th Place
Japan Open 2014 200m Backstroke 2nd Place
Pan Pacific Swimming Championships Japanese representative
World Cup (Doha/Dubai) 200m Backstroke 3rd Place
2015
Japan Swimming Federation Championship 200m Backstroke 3rd Place
 
2016
Japan Swimming Federation Championship 200m Backstroke 4th Place

Message

I have built up a lot of experience as a swimmer, and I understand my potential for further achievements based on this. I will focus all my effort on fulfilling my potential as I aim to win a medal at Tokyo 2020. Thank you for your continued support!

Joined in 2015

CHISATO YOKOO

CHISATO YOKOO

Joined in 2015

CHISATO YOKOO

Olympic Sport
Women’s Sevens Rugby
Date of birth
May 22, 1992
Place of birth
Tokyo

Major Records

2012
Asian Region for 2013 Rugby World Cup 3rd Place
2013
Rugby World Cup Sevens 2013 Eight quarterfinalists
XXVII Summer Universiade 9th Place
ARFU Asian Women Sevens Series India Sevens 1st Place
2015
World Rugby Women's Sevens Series 2015-16 Core Team Qualifier Winner
Asia Rugby Sevens Series China Sevens winner
Asia Rugby Sevens Series Sri Lanka Sevens winner
Asia Rugby Sevens Qualifier Hong Kong round Winner
Asia Rugby Sevens Qualifier Japan round Winner
The Japan women's national rugby union team (sevens) is qualified for Rio 2016 Olympic Games
 
2016
Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games a member of the Japan women's national rugby sevens team

Message

Upon returning from Rio, my real challenge is preparing for Tokyo 2020, and I am putting my all into working towards this goal and being able to enjoy myself in the process. I may have to face some tough times, but I will overcome these to win. Thank you for your continued support!

Joined in 2015

TAKUYA TSUGAWA

TAKUYA TSUGAWA

Joined in 2015

TAKUYA TSUGAWA

Olympic Sport
Swimming/Backstroke
Date of birth
July 1, 1992
Place of birth
Osaka Prefecture

Major Records

2009
Asian Youth Para Games, 100 m backstroke, silver medal
2011
INAS Global Games (Italia), 100 m backstroke, silver medal;
50 m backstroke, bronze medal
2012
London Paralympic Games, 100 m backstroke, 6th place
2013
IPC Swimming World Championships (Montreal), 100 m backstroke, 7th place
2014
Asian Para Games (Incheon), 100 m, bronze medal
2015
IPC Swimming World Championships (Glasgow), 100 m backstroke, 6th place
2015: INAS Global Games (Ecuador),
200 m backstroke, gold medal (new Japanese record, new INAS world record);
200 m individual medley, silver medal
 
2016
NAS Swimming Canpionships Asia
50m backstroke, gold medal
100m backstroke, silver medal
200m backstroke, gold medal(s14, INAS world record)
400m backstroke, gold medal
Rio de Janeiro Paralympic Games, 100m backstroke, bronze medal

Message

I'm making a fresh effort and taking on new challenges!
The new challenge I have started to work on is competing at Tokyo 2020, which would be my third Paralympic Games after London and Rio. To achieve this goal, I am working daily to further improve my capabilities both as swimmer and ANA worker alike, focusing on setting all sorts of new personal bests.
Thank you very much for your support.

Joined in 2016

YUKI KIKUCHI

YUKI KIKUCHI

Joined in 2016

YUKI KIKUCHI

Olympic Sport
Short track speed skating
Date of birth
July 24, 1990
Place of birth
Nagano Prefecture

Major Records

2015
Universiade
Female 3,000m Relay 4th Place; set
new national record for 3,000m (current record)
All Japan Speed Skating Single Distance Championships
1,500m 1st Place
World Cup (Montreal) 1,500m 14th Place
 
2016
National Sports Festival of Japan, Iwate Prefecture
Female Adult 1,000m 1st Place

Message

With the aim of competing in the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Games, I am making persistent efforts to improve and to continue stretching my own potential. I pledge to devote all my current efforts into being an athlete worthy of competing on the Olympic stage, and into repaying the kind support I have received and gaining further support.

Joined in 2016

YUTA OSHIKIRI

YUTA OSHIKIRI

Joined in 2016

YUTA OSHIKIRI

Olympic Sport
Swimming/Breaststroke
Date of birth
September 14, 1993
Place of birth
Kanagawa Prefecture

Major Records

2014
Japan Swimming Federation Championship
200m Breaststroke 2nd Place
Pan Pacific Swimming Championships
Japanese representative
FINA World Swimming Championships (25m)
200 m Breaststroke 6th Place
2015
National Sports Festival of Japan
100m Breaststroke 2nd Place
 
2016
Japan Swimming Federation Championship
100m Breaststroke 5th Place

Message

Upholding the motto of "Endeavor" from the ANA Group
Action Guidelines (ANA's Way), I will continue my efforts as an
ANA-supported athlete so I can meet everybody's expectations.