Jitsugyodan teams are professional corporate-sponsored organizations which make up the backbone of Japanese post-collegiate distance running. Runners typically receive low-stress, low-time commitment positions within a company along with professional coaching, time off for training, medical care, housing and salary. In return they devote themselves to running for the company`s ekiden team and appearing in major marathon and track races wearing the company`s uniform.
Men`s Jitsugyodan Teams and Pro Clubs
Aichi Seiko * Aisan Kogyo * Asahi Kasei * Chudenko * Chugoku Denryoku * Chuo Hatsujo * DeNA * Fujitsu * Hitachi Butsuryu * Honda * JFE Steel * JR Higashi Nihon * Kanebo * Komori Corp * Konica Minolta * Kurosaki Harima * Kyudenko * M&K * Mazda * Mitsubishi Juko Nagasaki * Mizuno * Monteroza * Nishitetsu * Nissin Shokuhin * NTN * NTT Nishi Nihon * NTT Nishi Nihon Tokai * Omokawa * Osaka Gas * Otsuka Seiyaku * Press Kogyo * Sagawa Express * Sanyo Tokushu Seiko * Sekino * Subaru * Sumitomo Denko * Suzuki Hamamatsu * Toenec * Toyota * Toyota Boshoku * Toyota Kyushu * Yachiyo Kogyo * Yakult * Yasukawa Denki * YKK
Women`s Jitsugyodan Teams and Pro Clubs
Aichi Denki * Canon AC Kyushu * Daihatsu * Daiichi Seimei * Denso * Edion * Hasegawa * Higo Ginko * Hitachi * Hokuren * Japan Post * Juhachi Ginko * Kagoshima Ginko * Kawamoto * Kyocera * Kyudenko * M&K * Mitsui Sumitomo Kajio * Mizuno * Niigata Albirex * Noritz * Otsuka Seiyaku * Panasonic * Route Inn Hotels * Sekisui Kagaku * Shimamura * Shiseido * Starts * Suzuki Hamamatsu * Sysmex * Tenmaya * Toto * Toyota Jidoshokki * Uniqlo * Universal Entertainment * Wacoal * Yamada Denki * Yutaka Giken