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Collegiate Athletics and Amateurism in Japan

A new TV commercial featuring the head coach and team members of four-time Hakone Ekiden champion Aoyama Gakuin University, with the coach's wife endorsing a kitchen cleaner and its healthful benefits in her cooking for the team.


The Aoyama Gakuin University ekiden team Twitter feed also has a pinned tweet with an Adidas commercial featuring the team and coach.

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