Sharing a common feeling, HORIBA supports professional golfer Kaori Aoyama, who pushes forward to achieve high goals, in taking on new challenges.

Ms. Aoyama is a promising professional golfer with good golf etiquette and a spirit of hospitality. Since 1988, HORIBA's Aso Factory has been located in Kumamoto Prefecture where Ms. Aoyama was born, and the factory currently serves as a key HORIBA manufacturing site. HORIBA hopes that supporting her in playing an active role will help revitalize local communities in Kumamoto Prefecture in the future, as these communities support us on a daily basis.

Golfer Kaori Aoyama

Ms. Aoyama is a promising professional golfer with good golf etiquette and a spirit of hospitality. Sharing a common feeling, HORIBA supports professional golfer Kaori Aoyama, who pushes forward to achieve high goals, in taking on new challenges. Since 1988, HORIBA's Aso Factory has been located in Kumamoto Prefecture where Ms. Aoyama was born, and the factory currently serves as a key HORIBA manufacturing site. HORIBA hopes that supporting her in playing an active role will help revitalize local communities in Kumamoto Prefecture in the future, as these communities support us on a daily basis.

Profile

Kaori Aoyama

Birthplace

Kumamoto Prefecture

Alma mater

Tokai University

Career as a golfer

She started to play golf at the age of 10.

Year she became a professional golfer

2006

Instructor

Ayako Okamoto

Affiliation

CONFEX CO.,LTD.

Major results

2015: Won the Step-up Tour “Udon Prefecture Ladies Kinryo Cup.”
2014: Seeded 49th after a series of tournaments.
2013: Tied for second place at the Nichirei Ladies Tournament.
2011: Second place at the Chukyo TV Bridgestone Ladies Tournament.
She has won three victories at Step-up Tours in the past.

Visit the website for her play schedules and blog posts.


Support for Kyoto Sanga F.C.

Since 1997, HORIBA has supported Kyoto Sanga F.C., J League’s Kyoto-based professional soccer team, and its activities as a sponsor. In addition, President Atsushi Horiba has served as chairman of the Kyoto Purple Sanga Cheering Group, the team's supporters’ association, since the group was organized in 1996. In this way, HORIBA has deepened its exchanges with local people mainly through support of the team and soccer events. In the future, based on these support activities, we will strive to help develop sound youths and enliven Kyoto's communities.


Support for Athlete Employees

HORIBA considers the growth of talented personnel and the attitude of taking on new challenges to be important. In order to develop the next generation of capable personnel, in accordance with our corporate philosophy “Open & Fair,” we actively support our employees with an environment that enables them to take on new challenges as they aspire to realize their dreams.

Archer Yuki Hayashi, Legal Affairs Department played in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics!