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RareJob will Support Global Success of Two Striders’ Athletes

Support for a cricketer / former professional baseball player, Shogo Kimura and a pole vaulter, Koki Kuruma

RareJob, Inc. (hereafter, “RareJob”), which helps people visualize and improve their skills as an “AI assessment company”, has decided to support two athletes supported by Striders Corporation (hereafter, Striders) which does mainly investment and real estate businesses domestically and internationally.

(Left: Shogo Kimura, Right: Koki Kuruma)


RareJob has aimed to realize the world where everyone can unlock their potentials to be valued based on the group vision, “Chances for everyone, everywhere”.
Striders mainly focuses on investment and real estate businesses not only in Japan but also in foreign countries under their vision of “supporting individuals and companies that take on challenges and sharing inspiring experiences with all stakeholders to create a better world”.

Striders also supports athletes as a part of ESG initiatives. This time RareJob will support two athletes for their global success: Shogo Kimura, sponsored by Striders and Koki Kuruma, an athlete employee of Striders.
Kimura, a former professional baseball player, is now trying to sign a contract as the first Japanese professional cricketer in Sri Lanka as his second career. However, he was facing challenges in English communication for his overseas-based activities.
A pole vaulter, Koki Kuruma is working as an athlete employee of Striders. As he aims to compete in international competitions and achieve global success, he has also faced with the same challenge in English communication.
We decided to provide our support for them because Striders’ vision to support their global success resonates with our vision.

Athletes Introduction

We will support two athletes below.

Cricketer Ambassador for Striders Corporation / Former professional baseball player
Born in Osaka City, Osaka. He started playing baseball since he was 6 years old and entered a university after participating in Koshien (the Japanese national baseball tournament for male high school students). He became a professional baseball player in 2002 and had played for the Yokohama BayStars (currently Yokohama DeNA BayStars), Hiroshima Toyo Carp, and Saitama Seibu Lions. In 2017, he decided to become a cricketer and is the first professional baseball player in the world to switch his career as a cricketer. He is working to get an offer as a professional cricketer in a foreign league while traveling back and forth between Japan and foreign countries.

Pole vaulter, Striders Corporation
Koki Kuruma

Born in Izumo City, Shimane. When he was in elementary school, he won the city championship in the high jump. This led him to join a track and field team and he later became a pole vaulter. He got many achievements in a domestic and international competitions. For example, he won the first prize for the Kanto Inter-University Athletic Competitions in 2017 and for the 104th Japanese Athletics Championships in 2020. In April 2018, he joined Striders as an athlete employee. He aims to be a globally renowned pole vaulter and has been working on balancing his work and training.

Future prospective

We will help them be globally renowned players by providing consulting services for English language learning and the online English tutorial service “RareJob Eikaiwa”. Information about their study progress will be publicized through our media.

For more information

About Striders Corporation

Location: Shimbashi MCV Bldg 8th Floor, 5-13-5, Shimbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Representative: Ryotaro Hayakawa, President & CEO
URL: https://www.striders.co.jp/
Business investment and management of the Striders Group
Real Estate Lease Management Business
Hotel Business
Overseas Business

About RareJob, Inc.

Location: Kyocera Harajuku Building 2F, 6-27-8 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Representative: Takeshi Nakamura, President and Representative Director
U R L :https://www.rarejob.co.jp/
Business activities: English language related business
Listed exchange: Tokyo Stock Exchange Prime Market

Press Contacts

PR Department, RareJob, Inc.
Email: press@rarejob.co.jp