Eurasia Marathon CHALLENGE

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‰H’ΉŒ“Žs - Kenichi Hatori -

‰H’ΉŒ“Žs - Kenichi Hatori -

Home Town Sukagawa City, Fukushima Prefecture

Date of BirthOctober 12, 1940

Year 1959 After graduating from Fukushima Prefecture's Sukagawa High School, joined Hatori Automobile Kogyo run by his father.
Year 1966 Established Hatori Sogyo Co., Ltd. in cooperation with his brother-in-law to carry out Heavy Machineries Business.
Year 1976 Hatori Sagyo Co., Ltd eventually went bankrupt due to fraud, but to pay back the loan of 300 million yen, established Tokyo My Car Sales Co., Ltd. and commenced used car retailing.
Year 1994 IIDOM Inc. was established in Koriyama City of Fukushima Prefecture as the automobile purchase division of Tokyo My Car Sales Co., Ltd., and appointed as President & CEO of the company.
Year 1996 Relocated Head Office to Urayasu City in Chiba.
Year 1998 Started retailing of automobiles by using automobile images called "Dolphinet" with a satellite technology system.
Year 2000 Relocated Head Office to Chiyoda-ku in Tokyo, and Gulliver was listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange's Second Section in the shortest time at the time.
Year 2003 Gulliver was listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
Year 2008 Appointed and presently pursuing as chairman.
"Running" for me
"Running" for me is not just maintaining the health but to enrich the inner spirit. And I believe that doing my best for running is, In other words, solving problems with full strength. Running has some common features with management in terms of determination and preparation. Moreover, by running ingenuously, the spirit is sharpened and new idea come up in mind. Running helps you to build up and have strong mentality. I tell employees that "the first priority is health then work" and I recommend employees to run when they are stuck at work.
Notion on Marathon Challenge
`Challenge`
17 years ago at the age of 54, I established IDOM Inc.. While carrying out the used car business in the hometown Fukushima, the grey and unfair image of the used car market still prevailed in the country, so I had a strong ambition to create a brand-new business model with which every customer could easily and safely trade used cars. There was no business which simply purchased used cars from users, thus no one imagined my success, but at the age of 54, I began the car purchasing business with only one employee, and made up my mind to achieve "500 retail stores in five-years with annual sales of 250 billion yen".
If a person stops taking challenge, his/her growth ceases. But I believed you can make your dreams come true if you seriously work on dreams or goals you set and you make up your mind that "I will definitely accomplish it!". For challenge, age or environment does not matter. This time I am taking challenge of crossing the continent at the age of 70.
Through this reckless challenge, I will be very happy if I can convey that "age is no bar. Anybody can take any challenge at any age" to as many people as possible.

`Thanks`
I would like to express my heartfelt sympathies to those who have suffered from the Great East Japan Earthquake occurring on March 11, 2011, which devastated my hometown, Fukushima Prefecture. Confronting this situation is very difficult, but I am magnificently encouraged by those sufferers who face it with dignity and never give up. Moreover, I want to thank the people in overseas who generously gave the support to the victims in Japan.

{Š˜ •L - Takenobu Sugama -

{Š˜ •L - Takenobu Sugama -

Home Town Sukagawa City, Fukushima Prefecture

Date of BirthFebruary 5, 1962

Year 1984 After graduating from Tokyo University of Agriculture, started career with the local department store in Fukushima.
Year 1996 Joined IDOM Inc..
Year 2002 Appointed and presently pursuing as Executive Officer.
Notion on Marathon Challenge
I met chairman Hatori and worked throughout intently to make this used car business fairer & cleaner so that customers could easily purchase and could safely trade used cars. I made preparation for and proceeded with the IPO to increase corporate value of the company and we were listed on the Stock Exchange in the shortest time period in those days.
For health reasons, I used to jog from the office located in Shin Urayasu to Maihama station, and after the jogging resting on the roadside and catching my breath, I heard the dream of Chairman Hatori for the first time. It was crossing of American continent marathon challenge in year 2005.
I noticed that I had run only 10km till then and I would challenge the American Continent crossing and I was speechless at an excessive scale. At first, my foot was swollen due to inflammation, and I was not able to run, but started walking from Santa Monica to Las Vegas. In such states, I was wondering whether I could reach the goal or not, i.e. New York City and I sometimes almost gave up but was able to succeed with the chairman Hatori.
The heartfelt impression that I felt at this time was alike the impression which I had during the hardships for Gulliver to be listed.
This time the challenge is to cross 12 countries, which is three times bigger area of the United States, and I will experience more various languages, religions and races etc., than the U.S. has. And I'm glad that I can deliver information of each country to all the supporters.
Finally, a common person like me thinks that "Determination dominates all". In other words, "depending on the determination, everything can be changed".
I will be very happy if you take some inspiration from this reckless challenge, and take some action.

‰H’Ή ²l - Akihito Hatori -

‰H’Ή ²l - Akihito Hatori -

Home Town Sukagawa City, Fukushima Prefecture

Date of BirthJune 5, 1984

Temple University Japan, Fox School of Business
Business Management B.B.A. Holder (Faculty of Business Administration) Notion on Marathon Challenge

Notion on Marathon Challenge
First of all, I wish to express my gratitude to lots of people giving me the support and the biggest opportunity in life to experience the crossing the Eurasia, and I'm heartily thankful that I can take this challenge. The accumulated experience by this marathon will be my life asset. Life is only once. The charm of taking this challenge as well as the time I will spend with my father are very meaningful for me, as I think by this opportunity I will be able to learn & grow up significantly. For the amateur person like me, this marathon is a reckless challenge, but I will regard all the encounters and the accumulated experiences. By all means, I will make progress step by step and succeed in this challenge with a lot of supporters.

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