G-SHOCK signs global partnership deal with professional basketball player Rui Hachimura

“I am honored and excited to be a part of G-SHOCK. I look forward to this partnership.

In June 2019, Rui Hachimura became the first Japanese player ever drafted in the first round of the professional basketball league in the U.S. Casio and Hachimura felt the global partnership was right, because the athlete’s vigorous spirit resonates with the toughness of the G-SHOCK, a brand also originating in Japan and one that never fails to take on new challenges.

Profile of Rui Hachimura

  • Born in Toyama Prefecture, Japan on February 8, 1998
  • After graduating from Meisei High School in Miyagi Prefecture in 2016, attended Gonzaga University in the US.
  • He became the first Japanese national to play in a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) tournament, on a Gonzaga University team that made it the final of the national tournament.
  • Hachimura won the Julius Erving Award for the 2018–2019 season, which recognizes the top men’s collegiate small forwards of the year.